Maj. John Baptiste Rago

Born: 26 January 1902 - Cook County, Illinois
Parents: Paolo Rago & Francisca Chairo-Rago
Siblings: 2 Sisters
Home: 914 North 16th Avenue, Melrose Park, Illinois
Education:
    - Proviso Township High School - Class of 1920
    - Loyola University Dental School
Married:
    - Katherine Fry - 8 December 1933
Divorced: 1954
Children: 2 sons
Enlisted
    - U.S. Army Dental Corps
Overseas Duty:
    - Philippine Islands
        - held rank of captain
Engagements:
    - Battle of Luzon
        - 8 December 1941 - 6 January 1942
    - Battle of Bataan
        - 7 January 1942 - 9 April 1942
            - promoted: Major
Prisoner of War:
    - 9 April 1942
POW Camps:
    - Philippine Islands
        - Camp O'Donnell
        - Cabanatuan
Hell Ship:
    - Hokusan Maru
        - scheduled to sail on Arisan Maru
        - Japanese switched POW detachments since Hokusan Maru was ready to sail and not
           the POWs in the ship's detachment had arrived
        - Boarded: 1 October 1944
        - Sailed: Manila - 3 October 1944
            - dropped anchor remained off breakwater
       - Sailed: 5 October 1944
           - stopped at Cabcaban, Bataan 
       - Arrived: Hong Kong - 11 October 1944
           - attacked by American planes
       - Sailed: 21 October 1941
       - Arrived: Takao, Formosa - 11 November 1944
           - POWs taken ashore
POW Camp:
    - Inrin Temprary
         - POWs did light work since they were in such poor condition
Hell Ship:
    - Enoshima Maru
        - Sailed: Takao, Formosa - 25 January 1945
        - Arrived: Moji, Japan - 30 January 1945
POW Camp:
    - Osaka #8
    - Nagoya #9-B
Liberated: 5 September 1945
Military Career:
    - Transferred to U.S. Air Force
    - Served in Korea
Married:
Residence:
    - moved to Florida - 1957
Died: 17 November 1976 - South Miami General Hospital






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