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Rosenvall, Clay

Rank; Private First Class Clay Rosenvall.

Unit/placed; Headquarters Squadron, 5th Air Base Group.


Shinyo Maru

The SS Shinyo Maru was a Hell Ships (former Japanese Cargo Steamer, used for Transport POW’s to other Camps) sunk on Sep. 7, 1944.

The SS Shinyo Maru, sailed from Manila on Aug. 20, 1944 for Japan in Convoy, seven other vessels, including two torpedo boats, two tankers, and four other medium and small cargo ships. This ship was sunk by the American submarine USS Paddle with two torpedoes, east of Mindanao, on Sep. 7, 1944. There were 750 POWs aboard – 668 died, of them 5 US Serviceman. 82 men survived this sinking.


Clay was born  on July 26, 1920 in Gunnison, Sanpete County, Utah.


Father, Lenno G. Rosenvall.

Mother, Lauretta  (Jepson) Rosenvall.

Sisters, Virginia Scheier ,Terry L. and Geraldine Rosenvall.

Brother, Don C. Rosenvall.


Clay entered  the Service from Utah with servicenumber # 19010475.


Clay Rosenvall rank/duty was a Private First Class in the United States Army Air Forces.


Clay Rosenvall was KIA when the Shinyo Maru was Torpedoed and was shot defending himself, on Sep. 7, 1944, he is honored with the POW Medal, Purple Heart, American Campaign Medal, Distinguished Unit Citation, Good Conduct Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, Word War 2 Victory Medal .


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

Walls of the missing.

He also has a Memorial Grave at Gunnison Cemetery, Gunnison, Sanpete County, Utah, USA.

And one at Memory Grove Memorial, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA.


Thanks to, https://www.littlerock.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/357001/the-sinking-of-the-shinyo-maru/

Jean Louis Vijgen, WW2-Pacific Website.

Air Force Info, Rolland Swank.

ABMC Website, https://abmc.gov

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

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

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

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

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


Philppine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/

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



POW Camp Davao
"Hellship SS Shinyo Maru"
USS Paddle
POW Medal
His rank Private First Class