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Jones, Blynn H.

Rank and Name, Sergeant Blynn H. Jones.

Unit/Placed in, 803rd Engineer Battalion, Aviation, United States Air Force.

Camp Davao

Davao – Small port city on southeast coast of Mindanao. The POW camp was located some ten miles northwest of the port. Camp was closed in 1944 and the POWS were sent first to Cebu on the Yashu Maru. In Cebu, they were transferred to the Singoto Maru and moved to Manila and into Bilibid.

Shinyo Maru

The Hell Ships Shinyo Maru left Manila for Japan.

On Sep. 7, 1944 the ship was hit by 2 Torpedoes from the American Submarine USS Paddle off the Mindanao Coast.

Presumed of the 750 POW onboard, 668 were killed also by the Japanese guards and impact of the torpedoes and sinking of the ship.

 

Blynn is born approx. on no record.

 

Blynn enlisted the service in Maine with service number # 6142278.

 

Blynn was KIA when the Shinyo Maru was Torpedoed, he tried to escape and the Japanese guards shot him on Sep. 7, 1944,  he is honored with a Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Army Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.

 

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

Walls of the missing.

 

Thanks to, http://www.microworks.net/pacific/personal/paddle.htm

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/

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

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

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

POW Camp Davao
Shinyo Maru
His rank Sergeant
P.O.W. Medal
His unit 803rd Engineers Battalion, Aviation