McDow

 


Pvt. Emmit Arthur McDow


Born: 13 April 1914 - Custer County, Oklahoma

Parents: James W. McDow & Claudia F. Sapp-McDow

    - father died during the 1920s

Siblings: 1 sister, 1 brother

Hometown: Canute, Washita County, Oklahoma

Occupation: concrete worker - B & R Canal, Oklahoma City

Inducted:

    - U. S. Army

        - 24 March 1941 - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Training: 

    - Fort Knox, Kentucky

        - trained as medic

    - Camp Polk, Louisiana

Overseas Duty:
    - Boarded: U.S.A.T. Hugh L. Scott

    - Sailed: Monday - 27 October 1941 - San Francisco, California
    - Arrived: Sunday - 2 November 1941 - Honolulu, Hawaii
    - Sailed: Tuesday - 4 November 1941
        - ship stopped at Guam
            - loaded bananas, coconuts, vegetables, and water
    - Sailed: Not known
    - Arrived: Manila Bay - Thursday - 20 November 1941 - about 8:00 A.M.
    - taken to St. Stostenburg - arrived about 3:30 P.M.
    - lived in tents along road between the fort and Clark Airfield

Engagements: 

    - Battle of Luzon

        - 8 December 1941 - 6 January 1942 

    - Battle of Bataan

        - 7 January 1942 - 9 April 1942 

    - Battle of Corregidor 

        - 9 April 1942 - 6 May 1942 

             - escaped to Corregidor the night of April 8, 1942 with other members of D

              Company 

Prisoner of War: 

    - 6 May 1942

POW Camps: 

    - Philippine Islands: 

        - Cabanatuan
            - hospitalized - 30 June 1942 - abscess right hip & malnutrition

Died:

    - Monday - 13 July 1942 - malaria & beriberi

        - Approximate time of death - 8:00 AM

Buried: American Military Cemetery - Manila, Philippine Islands

        Note: Pvt. Emmit A. McDow is erroneously buried as a member of the 194th Tank

                  Battalion.  D Company was attached to the 194th Tank Battalion, but it

                   remained under the command of the 192nd Tank Battalion.  The company is

                  listed on the Presidential Unit Citations awarded to the 192nd.


 

 

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