Pvt. George E. Mogyorosi
Born: 17 July 1923 - Cleveland, Ohio
Parents: George & Susan Mogyorosi
Siblings: 1 sister
Hometown: Cleveland, Ohio
Enlisted:
    - U.S. Army
        - 8 January 1941 - Fort Hayes, Columbus, Ohio
Training:
    - Fort Knox, Kentucky
Units:
    - 19th Ordnance Battalion
    - 17th Ordnance Company
        - company created from A Company of 19th Ordnance
        - trained alongside the 192nd Tank Battalion at Ft. Knox
Overseas Duty:

    - U.S.S. Calvin Coolidge
        - Boarded: San Francisco, California - Monday - 8 September 1941
        - Sailed: 9:00 P.M.
        - Arrived: Honolulu, Hawaii - Saturday - 13 September 1941 - 9:00 A.M.
            - soldiers given shore leave for the day
        - Sailed: same day - 5:00 P.M.
        - Arrived: Manila, Philippine Islands - Friday - 26 September 1941
        - Disembark: 3:00 P.M.
            - 17th Ordnance remained behind to unload the tanks of the 194th Tank Battalion
                - reattached the turrets to the tanks.
        - rode bus to Ft. Stotsenburg
        - lived in tents at Ft. Stotsenburg
           -barracks completed - 15 November 1941

Engagements:
    - Battle of Luzon
        - 8 December 1942 - 6 January 1942
    - Battle of Bataan
        - 7 January 1942 - 9 April 1942
            - serviced the tanks of the 192nd & 194th Tank Battalions
Prisoner of War
    - 9 April 1942
        - Death March
            - started march at Mariveles on the southern tip of Bataan
            - POWs ran past Japanese artillery firing on Corregidor
                - American Artillery returned fire
                    - knocked out three Japanese guns
            -escaped into jungle with Capt. Richard Kadel, Pvt. Frank Gyovai,
             Pvt. Hayden Lawrence, Pfc. James Boyd, and Pfc. Robert Schletterer
Guerrilla:
    - recaptured
POW Camps:
    - Philippines:
        - Cabanatuan
        - Bilibid Prison
            - Hospital - beriberi
                - Admitted: 17 January 1943
                - Discharged: 28 June 1943
Hell Ship:
    - Clyde Maru
        - Sailed: Manila - 23 July 1943
            - trip to Japan was uneventful
        - Arrived: Moji, Japan - 9 August 1943
POW Camp:
    - Japan:
        - Fukuoka #3
            - Work: Yawata Steel Mills
Died:
    - Wednesday - 9 May 1945 - croup pneumonia
        - remains were cremated and given to camp commandant
        - remains were returned to Manila, Philippine Islands
Buried:
    -  June 1951 - Highland Park Cemetery - Cleveland, Ohio

 


 


 

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