Logan

 


Pvt. George W. Logan


Born: 16 January 1916 - Petersville, Kentucky

Parents: George & Effie Logan

Siblings: 3 sisters

Home: 521 West Hillcrest Avenue - Dayton, Ohio

    - living with aunt & uncle

Occupation: Hotel bellboy

Inducted:

    - U. S. Army

        - 24 March 1941 - Fort Thomas, Newport, Kentucky

Training: 

    - Fort Knox, Kentucky

    - Camp Polk, Louisiana

Overseas Duty: 

       - U.S.A.T. Hugh L. Scott
        - Sailed: San Francisco - Monday - 27 October 1941
        - Arrived: Honolulu, Hawaii - Sunday - 2 November 1941
            - remained in Hawaii until other ships in convoy arrived
        - Sailed: Tuesday - 4 November 1941
        - Arrived: Guam - Not Known
            - ship loaded with water, bananas, coconuts, and vegetables
        - Sailed: next day
        -Arrived: Manila, Philippine Islands - Thursday - 20 November 1941
            - soldiers disembark ship three hours after arrival
            - boarded buses for Ft. Stotsenburg
            - maintenance section remained behind to unload tanks from ship

    - Ft. Stotsenburg - Philippine Islands

        - D Company was attached to 194th Tank Battalion

        - company remained under command of 192nd Tank Battalion
       
- company listed on Presidential Unit Citations of the 192nd

Engagements:

    - Battle of Luzon

        - 8 December 1941 - 6 January 1942 

    - Battle of Bataan

        - 7 January 1942 - 9 April 1942 

Prisoner of War: 

    - 9 April 1942

        - Death March

            - Mariveles - POWs started march at southern tip of Bataan
            - POWs ran past Japanese artillery firing at Corregidor
                - Americans on Corregidor returned fire
            - San Fernando - POWs put into small wooden boxcars
                - each boxcar could hold eight horses or forty men
                - 100 POWs packed into each car
                - POWs who died remained standing
            - Capas - dead fell to floor as living left boxcars
            - POWs walked last ten miles to Camp O'Donnell

POW Camps: 

    - Philippine Islands: 

        - Camp O'Donnell

            - unfinished Filipino training base
            - Japanese put camp into use as POW Camp
            - only one water spigot for entire camp
            - as many as 50 POWs died each day
            - Japanese opened new POW camp to lower death rate
 

        - Cabanatuan

Hell Ship: Coral Maru

        - Sailed: Manila - 20 September 1943

        - Arrived: Takao, Formosa

        - Sailed: Unknown

        - Arrived: Moji, Japan - 5 October 1943

POW Camp:

   - Japan: 

       - Niigata Camp #5

             - Work: stevedore

Liberated: 5 September 1945

Promoted: Private First Class

Transport:
    - U.S.S. Langfitt
        - Sailed: Manila - September 1945
        - Arrived: Seattle, Washington - 4 October 1945

Discharged: 19 September 1947

Residence: Wilmington, Ohio

Died: 6 June 1983 - Dayton, Ohio

 Buried:

    - Dayton National Cemetery - Dayton, Ohio

        - Plot:  19   Row:  0   Grave:  983


 

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