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Davis, Alfred Thomas

Rank and Name, Private Alfred Thomas Davis.

Unit/Placed in, 60th Coast Artillery Regiment, United States Army.

Camp Lipa

(Military POW Camp #10-B)

Military prisoners converted it to a POW camp, hospital and transit Camp for POWS. Some serviceman captured passed through this camp at one time or another. As it was used as work detail for the Airfield and others. It was used but not as a regular POW Camp.

Arisan Maru

The Arisan Maru was a Hell Ships (former Cargo, used for Transport POW’s to other Camps) sunk on Nov. 24, 1944.

The Arisan Maru, sailed from Manila on October 11, 1944 for Japan. This ship was sunk by the American submarine, USS Shark with three torpedoes, on November 24, 1944. There were 1800 POWs aboard – nine men survived this sinking. Two days later, five of the survivors were rescued by a Chinese fishing junk. The Chinese helped them reach American Air Corps forces. Other survivors were recaptured by a Japanese destroyer and taken to Formosa.

This Hell Ship sank in the South China Sea making it the worst naval disaster in the history of the United States.


Alfred is born approx. on 15 Feb. 1919 in Clifty, Tennessee.

Father, Arthur McKinley Davis.

Mother, Cora Edith (Tucker) Davis.

Sister(s), Flossie Mary, Louise and Gladys Davis.

Brother(s), Herbert Ray and Buster Ephraim Davis.


Alfred enlisted the service in Tennessee with service number # 18036350.


Alfred was K.I.A. when the Arisan Maru was Torpedoed, the Arisan Maru was Torpedoed, by the American Submarine USS Shark (friendly Fire) he tried to escape and the Japanese guards shot him on 24 Nov. 1944he tried to escape and the Japanese guards shot him on 24 Oct. 1944,  he is honored with a Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Army Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.


Alfred is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.

Walls of the missing.


Thanks to, https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/MP7R-RZK

Jean Louis Vijgen, ww2-Pacific.com ww2-europe.com

Air Force Info, Rolland Swank.

ABMC Website, https://abmc.gov

Marines Info, https://missingmarines.com/    Geoffrey Roecker

Seabees History Bob Smith  https://seabeehf.org/

Navy Info, http://navylog.navymemorial.org

POW Info, http://www.mansell.com    Dwight Rider and Wes injerd.

Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/ Robert Capistrano

National Historian

Navy Seal Memorial,  http://www.navysealmemorials.com

Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org

Info, https://www.pacificwrecks.com/

Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org

Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com

Tank Destroyers, http://www.bensavelkoul.nl/

Lipa Military Prisoner of War Camp #10-B
Location Map
Sleeping Quarters
Arisan Maru
His rank Private
His unit 60th Coast Artillery Regiment
P.O.W. Medal