17th_Ordnance_printable-roster

17th Ordnance Company

COVERING THE PERIOD 1 DECEMBER 1941 

TO 1 NOVEMBER 1945

 

The following roster is compiled from our research, from information provided by surviving members of 17th Ordnance,  or their families, and newspaper articles.  At this time, the roster contains the names of the 134 known members of 17th Ordnance.

RAMP (Recovered American Military Personnel)

 

 

Transferred  to:

86th Field Artillery

2 April 1942

 

2nd  Lt.

Holland, George T.

O&376879 RAMP Zentsuji Camp, Japan Texas

 


Medical Detachment


 

Capt.

Bernstein, Max M.

 

O&402776

 

RAMP

 

Nagoya #6B, Japan

 

Illinois

 

Cpl

Mouser, Wilson R.

 

15016375

 

RAMP

 

Bilibid Prison

 

West Virginia

Pvt.

Combs, Richard A.

 

15016369

 

Died

 

Camp O'Donnell

      7 May 42 of dysentery

 

West Virginia

Cook, Robert S.

17027610

RAMP

Fukuoka #3, Japan

Arkansas

 

Officers

Capt.

Kadel, Richard C.

 

O&239912

 

RAMP

 

Guerrilla

 

Kentucky

1st Lt.

Fanson, Richard A.

 

O&269803

 

KIA

 

Sinking of Arisan Maru

    24 Oct. 44

 

Oklahoma

LaBoon, Fred P.
O&366669 RAMP
Rokuroshi Camp
Oklahoma
Woodson, Jack T.
O&376888 RAMP Oeyama Camp, Japan Oklahoma
2nd Lt.

Hill, Earl W.

 

O&465122

 

KIA

 

Sinking of Oryoku Maru

    15 Dec. 44

Michigan
Krauss, Charles W. O&890459 Died

Cabanatuan

    30 Aug. 42 of dysentery

Wisconsin

 


Enlisted Men


 

1st Sgt.

Moffett, Gerald L.

 

06655982

 

RAMP

 

Fukuoka #4, Japan

 

Indiana

S/Sgt.

Adair, Winfred H.

 

06984729

 

RAMP

 

Fukuoka #3B, Japan

 

Ohio

Adams, Nevel C. 06652702 Died Cabanatuan #1

    `5 June 42 of malaria

Kentucky
Dockins, Warren R. 15047650 RAMP Fukuoka #23, Japan Kentucky
Flaitz, James R. 15061412 RAMP Fukuoka #23, Japan Indiana
Harden, Allen G. 35201188 Died Cabanatuan #1

    23 Nov. 42 of malaria

Illinois
Kennedy, Roy A. 06643128 Died Camp O'Donnell

    13 May 42 of heart failure

Indiana
Kester, Basil B. 15016383 RAMP Sendai Camp #8B. Japan West Virginia
Kindlesparker, Frank F. 15061475 Died Cabanatuan #1

      2 July 42 of diphtheria

Indiana
Pendleberry, Dwight S. 15011872 RAMP Sendai #10, Japan Maryland
Vest, Carl H. 06665524 Died Mukden Camp, Manchuria

    23 Feb. 43 of beriberi & diarrhea

Indiana
Sgt.

Cook, Ted

 

07041087

 

RAMP

 

Nagoya #6B, Japan

 

Kentucky

Derrick, Billy S 15016370 RAMP Tokyo ##15-D, Japan West Virginia
Embry, Shelby G. 06664606 RAMP Sendai #6B, Japan Kentucky
Johnson, Euclid A. 15044803 RAMP Cabanatuan #1 Kentucky
King, Denver E. 15016383 RAMP Sendai #8B, Japan  West Virginia
 

Ryan, John E.

00346144

RAMP

Cabanatuan #1

Maryland

Vaughn, Walter 15061420 Died Cabanatuan Camp #1

    25 Nov. 42 of dysentery

Kentucky
Zonronsky, Stanley L. 15056631 Died Camp O'Donnell

    12 May 42 of dysentery

Ohio

T/Sgt.

Basham, Charles E.

07041072 RAMP Fukuoka #17, Japan Kentucky

Elliott, Jack L.

06661273

RAMP

Mukden Camp, Manchuria

Ohio

Oliver, William D. 06659527 Executed Lipa Batangas, P. I.

    18 May 43

Kentucky
Onacki, Albert J. 06944268 RAMP Mukden Camp, Manchuria Pennsylvania
T/5

Baxter, Von H.

 

39676281

 

Died

 

Camp O'Donnell

     7 May 42 of dysentery

 

Utah

Dawson, Kenneth L. 15016380 Died Cabanatuan #1

   29 Aug. 42 of dysentery

West Virginia
Sebastian, Virgil 15065379 Died Cabanatuan #3

      16 Sept. 42 of dysentery

Kentucky
Swain, Edward J. 32033689 Died Camp O'Donnell

      1 May 42 of dysentery

New York
Cpl.

Allen, Fred J.

 

07041074

 

Died 

Jinsen, Korea

      8 Dec. 42 of beriberi, diarrhea & pellagra

Kentucky

Baumgardt, Henry V. 15061478 Died Cabanatuan #1

    26 June 42

Indiana
Borders, Kelly S. 15065380 RAMP Fukuoka #3B Ohio
Campbell, Hays 06669702 KIA Sinking of Arisan Maru

    24 Oct. 44

Kentucky
Damos, George 15016390 RAMP Omine Machi, Japan Ohio
Freeland, Charles E. 34012636 Died Tottori Maru

    30 Nov. 42

Georgia
Glass, Willard G. 15016381 RAMP Sendai #7B, Japan West Virginia
Horne, Ernest M. 34011290 KIA Sinking: Shinyo Maru

     7 Sept. 42

South Carolina
Kilgren, Jack A. 15061476 RAMP Omine Machi, Japan Michigan
Olson, Edward M. 15061471 Executed Death March

    15 April 42 reported missing

Michigan
Olson, Gerald O. 15061483 Died Cabanatuan Camp #1

    10 July 42 of dysentery

Michigan
T/4

Gazer, Joseph A.

 

36103409

 

Died

 

Tottori Maru

    30 Nov. 42 of pneumonia

 

Michigan

Gordon, Oscar E. 15061455 Died Camp O'Donnell

    20 June 42 from infection

Indiana
Hewlett, Owen M. 06642218 Died Bilibid Prison

      2 October 1944 of dysentery

Kentucky
Hiner, Carl H. 15061411 Died Cabanatuan Camp #1

    22 June 42 of diphtheria

Indiana
Holt, Virgil J. 15016382 KIA Sinking of Shinyo Maru

      7 Sept. 44

West Virginia
Lorimer, Harry T. 06660196 Died Camp O'Donnell

    12 May 42 of dysentery

Ohio
McCollough, Harry M. 34018598 KIA Sinking of Enoura Maru

    12 Jan. 45

Mississippi
Napier, Andrew J. 15047648 KIA Sinking of Arisan Maru

    24 Oct. 44

Kentucky
Smiddy, Reuben 06924290 Died Cabanatuan Camp #1

      1 June 42

Kentucky
Sochacki, Eugene J. 15016374 Died Cabanatuan Camp #1

    12 July 42

Ohio
Pfc.

Bandych, Joseph S.

 

06992269

 

Died

 

Sinking of Arisan Maru

    24 Oct. 44

 

Ohio

Beck, Raymond G. 37003069 RAMP Hirohata Camp, Japan Kansas
Biddle, William E. 15061445 RAMP Survivor: Shinyo Maru Indiana
Boussard, Albert G. 34018782 RAMP Mukden Camp, Manchuria Mississippi
Brazzel, Rufus 38022995 Died Cabanatuan Camp #1

    15 June 42 of malaria

Texas
Brincefield, Fitzhugh W. 35201116  RAMP Mukden Camp, Manchuria West Virginia
Brosnan, Irvin M. 39152043 RAMP Mukden Camp, Manchuria California
Brown, Charles R. 15016398 KIA Sinking of Arisan Maru

    24 Oct. 44

West Virginia
Brown, John D. 15042515 RAMP Nagoya #9, Japan Kentucky
Combs, Aaron A. 06665525 RAMP Sendai #8B, Japan Indiana
Conover, Earl M. 35100454 RAMP Sendai #3, Japan Kentucky
Crago, John A. 15061414 RAMP Omine Machi, Japan Indiana
Dunn, Frederick C., Jr. 15018842 RAMP Bilibid Prison Ohio
Feiner, Harold 32005987 RAMP Fukuoka #17, Japan New York
Furr, Paul E. 15016400
RAMP Hakodate #3, Japan West Virginia
Goble, Offutt 06984578 RAMP Toroku Camp,  Formosa Kentucky
Hadley, George 06638517 RAMP Omine Machi, Japan West Virginia
Halterman, James 15016372 RAMP Shinjuku, Japan West Virginia
Head, Paul K. 15047661 RAMP Bilibid Prison Kentucky
Hosey, Arley 15016415 RAMP Nagoya #3, Japan West Virginia
Jackson, Lawrence E. 13002511 Died Bataan Work Detail

      7 June 42 of malaria

Pennsylvania
Kinard, John N. 06665478 RAMP Nagoya #9, Japan Ohio
Lemaster, Earnie 15042594 Died Bridge Building Detail - Gapan, P. I.

    23 June 42 of malaria

Kentucky
McGinnis, Joseph A. 32057982 Died Cabanatuan, P. I.

      7 Sept. 44 of dysentery

New Jersey
McKenzie, Charles D. 15065377 RAMP Narumi Camp, Japan Kentucky
McKnight, Thomas W. 33026306 RAMP Fukuoka #17, Japan Pennsylvania
McMichael, Herbert P. 37034960 RAMP Shirakawa, Formosa Nebraska
Mefford, Homer, Jr. 06660059 RAMP Sendai #8, Japan Kentucky
Mitchell, Robert E. 07041220 KIA Sinking of Arisan Maru

    24 Oct. 44

Kentucky
Montgomery, Jackson P. 38027204 Died Wounds: Sinking of Oryoku Maru 

    31 Dec. 44

Texas
Phelps, John E. 15016371 RAMP Maibara #10B, Japan West Virginia
Rayhel, Earl D. 15058819 RAMP Mukden Camp, Manchuria Illinois
Saunders, William T. 17031786 RAMP Osaka #12B, Japan Arkansas
Scott, Lee R. 36003248 Died Cabanatuan Camp #1

    14 Oct. 42 of dysentery

Illinois
Sheppard, William J. 15061451 RAMP Hoten Camp, Manchuria Indiana
Talley, Herman 15046394 KIA Sinking of Arisan Maru

    24 Oct. 44

Kentucky
Pvt.

Aikin, James

15045534 RAMP Tokyo Camp,#16B Japan Kentucky
Boyd, James P. 38060896 RAMP Guerilla

    Reported: 18 Feb. 45

Texas
Busby, Frank D. 15047330 RAMP Nagoyoa Camp #5B, Japan Kentucky
Callison, Wilbur C. 15061416 KIA Sinking of Arisan Maru

    24 Oct. 44

Michigan
Campbell, Leon W. 35153085 RAMP Mukden Camp, Manchuria Indiana
Carr, J. W. 06397183 Died Camp O'Donnell

    May 1942  of dysentery

Alabama
Colvin, Wayne W. 19020294 RAMP Oeyama Camp, Japan Wyoming
Cuchessi, Albert 32059907 RAMP Mukden Camp, Manchuria New Jersey
Delano, Prospero O. 32018516 Executed Death March

    April 42

Kentucky
Faubion, Robert E. 15042224 RAMP Omine Machi Indiana
Fields, Bernard A. 07040173 RAMP Tokyo Camp #16B, Japan Kentucky
Floor, Peter, Jr. 39002017 Died Cabanatuan Camp #1

      8 Jan. 43 of malaria

California
Fonner, Paul C. 15016389 RAMP Toyama #7, Japan West Virginia
Gibson, Morris W. 15046640 Died Cabanatuan Camp #1

      7 July 42 of dysentery

Kentucky
Gillman, Uhlan 15053902 KIA Sinking of Shinyo Maru

      7 Sept. 44

West Virginia
Grever, Lloyd A. 37035759 Died Camp O'Donnell

    27 May 42 of dysentery

North Carolina
Gyovai, Frank 15016392 RAMP Guerilla

    Reported: 29 Jan. 45

West Virginia
Hall, Norman W. 15016386 KIA Sinking of Arisan Maru

    24 Oct. 44

West Virginia
Hampton, Jay 34009701 KIA Sinking of Arisan Maru

    24 Oct. 44

North Carolina
Henson, Donald R. 19000412 Died Camp O'Donnell

    23 May 42 of dysentery

California
Hollon, Dexter J. 15047583 RAMP Kaimoka Camp, Japan Kentucky
Houghland, Robert J. 15061319 RAMP Osaka Main Camp, Japan Indiana
Hutton, Cecil M. 15065361 Died Camp O'Donnell

      5 June 42 of dysentery

Kentucky
Jemenko, Frank T. 15058945 Died Cabanatuan Camp #1

    31 July 42 of diphtheria

Indiana
Johnson, Shelby 15047566 RAMP Fukuoka #17, Japan Kentucky
Kygar, Merl W. 39300561 RAMP Bilibid Prison Oregon
Lawhead, Roger R. 39300676 RAMP Sendai #6B, Japan California
Lawrence, Hayden R. 34070428 Executed Put on trial as guerilla

    bayoneted 23 Sept. 43 Angeles City, P. I.

Louisiana
Lukas, Frank J. 32041931 RAMP Mukden Camp, Manchuria New York
Martin, James R. 06667410 RAMP Fukuoka #3B, Japan Ohio
McGill, Hayden R. 38022993 RAMP Tokyo Camp #16B, Japan Oklahoma
Merriman, John R. 15065353 Died Camp O'Donnell

      7 May 42 of dysentery

Ohio
Mihok, Joseph A. 31010557 RAMP Mukden Camp, Manchuria Connecticut
Mikula, John A. 33032266 Died Cabanatuan Camp #1

    12 Aug. 42 of dysentery & malaria

Pennsylvania
Miller, Dwight E. 15065368 RAMP Fukuoka #4, Japan Ohio
Mogyorsi, Geroge E. 15016436 Died Fukuoka #3B, Japan

       5 May 45 of croup pneumonia

Ohio
Molaro, Louis 32006983 RAMP Mukden Camp, Manchuria New York
Moodt, George W. 35000686 RAMP Mukden Camp, Manchuria Ohio
Moss, Robert H. 15044420 KIA Sinking of Shinyo Maru

      7 Sept. 44

Kentucky
Murray, Wayne 35152180 RAMP Mukden Camp, Manchuria Indiana
O'Donnell, James C. 33031968 Died Camp O'Donnell

    30 May 42 of malaria

Pennsylvania
Polakowski, Marion J. 36103901 RAMP Hirohata Camp, Japan Michigan
Poynter, Arthur T. 06665841 RAMP Bilibid Prison Kentucky
Schletterer, Raymond H. 32030081 Died Fukuoka #3B, Japan

      2 Jan. 45 of croup pneumonia

Pennsylvania
Shelton, Richard H. 15070331 Died Culumpet, P. I.

    25 June 42 from ruptured appendix

West Virginia
Simms, Clarence E. 15016341 KIA Sinking of Arisan Maru

    24 Oct. 44

West Virginia
Simpson, Earl R. 35201341 KIA Sinking of Oryoku Maru

    15 Dec. 44

Kentucky
Sparling, Daniel J. 39300619 Died Camp O'Donnell

     21 Dec. 42 of dysentery & beriberi

Washington
Taylor, Keith E. 15061415 Died Cabanatuan Camp #1

      7 July 42

Indiana
Theriac, Regis M. 15061417 RAMP Mukden Camp, Japan Indiana
Urban, Charles L. 07040048 RAMP Sendai #6B, Japan Kentucky
Wade, Pierce H. 06394158 RAMP
Fukuoka #1, Japan
Georgia
Wolf, Leon L. 06985715 RAMP Nagoya #9, Japan Illinois

 

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