2nd Lt. George Traylor Holland

Born: 23 March 1915 - Mount Pleasant, Texas
Parents: John D. Holland & Grace A. Traylor
Siblings: 1 sister, 2 brothers
Hometown: Mount Pleasant, Texas
Education: University of Oklahoma
    - graduated
    - commissioned: 2nd Lieutenant
Unit: 17th Ordnance Company
Training: Fort Knox, Kentucky
Overseas Duty:
   
- Ship: U.S.S. President Coolidge
        - Boarded: San Francisco, California - Monday - 8 September 1941 - 3:00 P.M.
        - Sailed: 9:00 P.M. - same day
        - Arrived: Honolulu, Hawaii - Saturday - 13 September 1941 - 7:00 A.M.
        - Sailed: 5:00 P.M. - same day
        - Arrived: Manila, Philippine Islands - Friday - 26 September 1941
            - disembark ship - 3:00 P.M.
            - taken by bus to Fort Stostenburg
Stationed:
    - Ft. Stotsenburg - Philippine Islands
        - Provisional Tank Group
Engagements:
    - Battle of Luzon
        - 8 December 1941 - 6 January 1942
    - Battle of Bataan
        - 7 January 1942 - 9 April 1942
            - serviced tanks of 192nd & 194th Tank Battalions
Unit:
    - 86th Field Artillery
        - transferred: 2 April 1942

Prisoner of War:

    - 9 April 1941

        - Death March

            - started march at Mariveles on the southern tip of Bataan

                - POWs ran past Japanese artillery firing on Corregidor

                    - American artillery returned fire
            - San Fernando - POWs packed into small wooden boxcars

                - dead fell out of cars as living climbed out
            - Capas - POWs leave boxcars - dead fall out of cars
            - POWs walked last ten miles to Camp O'Donnell
POW Camps:

    - Philippine Islands:
        - Camp O'Donnell

            - unfinished Filipino Army training base

            - Japanese put camp into use as POW camp

            - one water spigot for the entire camp 

            - as many as 50 POWs died each day

            - Japanese opened new camp at Cabanatuan
        - Cabanatuan
            - camp opened to lower death rate among POWs
            - POWs went out on various work details
Hell Ship:
    - not known
POW Camps:
    - Japan
        - not known
        - Sendai #9
            - POWs worked as stevedores at rail yards
Liberated:
    - September 1945
    - returned to Philippine Islands
        - medical treatment
Transport: Not known
Married: Marjorie Bruce
Children: 1 daughter, 2 sons

Residence:

    - Mt. Pleasant, Texas

    - Longview, Texas

    - Midland, Texas
Occupation: Senior Drilling Engineer - Atlantic Refinery Company
Died: 10 October 1958
     - heart attack - Dallas, Texas
Buried: Memory Park Cemetery - Longview, Texas






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