Pvt. Leon L. Wolf
Born: 20 April 1915 - Illinois
Parents: Abe & Bessie Wolf
Siblings: 1 brother
Home: Grayville, Illinois
Enlisted:
    - Illinois National Guard
 Enlisted:
    - U.S. Army
        - 22 January 1940 - Camp Shelby, Mississippi
Training:
    - Fort Knox, Kentucky
Units:
    - 79th Ordnance Company
    - 17th Ordnance Company
        - company formed at Ft. Knox from A Company, 19th Ordnance Battalion
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
        - 17th Ordnance unloaded the tanks of the 194h Tank Battalion

            - reattached turrets to tanks
    - Philippines
        - lived in tents until barracks completed - 15 November 19

Engagements:
    - Battle of Luzon
        - 8 December 1941 - 6 January 1942
    - Battle of Bataan
        - 7 January 1942 - 9 April 1942
Prisoner of War:
    - 9 April 1942
        - Death March
            - Mariveles:
                - POWs start march at Bataan's southern tip
                - POWs ran past Japanese artillery firing on Corregidor
                - American artillery returned fire
            - San Fernando
                - POWs boarded onto small wooden boxcars used to haul sugarcane
                - each car could hold eight horse or forty men
                - Japanese packed 100 POWs into each boxcar
                - POWs who died remained standing
             - Capas
                - POWs leave boxcars
                - dead fall to the floors of the boxcars
                - POWs walk the last ten miles to Camp O'Connell
POW Camps:
    - Philippines:
        - Bataan - maintenance work detail
            - did take part in Death March
        - Cabanatuan
            - hospitalized - 10 June 1942
                - discharged - no date given
        - Bilibid Prison
            - Admitted: Not Known
                - dengue fever
            - Discharged: not known

Hell Ship:
    - Coral Maru - also known as Taga Maru
        - Sailed: Manila - 20 September 1943
        - Arrived: Takao, Formosa - 23 September 1943
        - Sailed: 26 September 1943
        - Arrived: Moji, Japan - 5 October 1943
   
POW Camps:
- Japan
        - Hirohata

            - POWs worked Seitetsu Steel Mills
                - unloaded ships
                    - stole rice from sacks
            - POWs in camp were beaten for smallest reason
                - hit with belts, clubs, slapped, punched, and ropes which were 3 inch thick
                - they were immersed in cold water and forced to stand at attention wet and
                  and naked in the winter
            - Japanese withheld Red Cross packages and raided them for canned meats,
              fruits, soup, chocolate, and cigarettes
                - they also did not issue Red Cross clothing or shoes to the POWs
            - closed
        - Nagoya #9B
            - 27 May 1945
            - worked as stevedores - Iwase Docks
Note:  In the camp, the Japanese did not give out the Red Cross packages to the POWs.  Instead, they raided the packages and took the canned meats, fruit, soup, chocolate and cigarettes from the packages for themselves.  The POWs also were beaten for breaking camp rules.  The Red Cross clothing and shoes were net issued to POWs.
Liberated:
    - September 1945
        - taken by U.S.S. Marigold to Saipan
Transport:
    - Air Transport Command
        - flown from Mariana Islands
        - arrived Hickam Field and then Hamilton Airfield north of San Francisco
Wife: Nora Wolf
Children:
    - five
Military Career:
    - remained in military
    - rank: Master Sergeant
    - retired - October 1960
Residence:
    - EuPora, Mississippi
    - Mathison, Mississippi
Died:
    - 15 October 1994 - Grayville, Illinois           




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