Hell Ship: Arisan Maru

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Boyce, Pvt. George H.

Pvt. George H. Boyce was born on February 5, 1918, in Thomas, Dewey County, Oklahoma, and was the youngest of seven children born to Roy and Nellie Boyce. What is known about his early childhood was that his mother died

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Boysen, Pvt. Adam T.

Pvt. Adam T. Boysen was the son of Alfred B. Boysen and Gladdis I. Thayer-Boysen. He was born in June 1918 in Cedar Falls, Iowa. Sometime between 1925 and 1930, Adam’s parents divorced, and he and his mother moved to

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Brewer, PFC Hubert O.

What is known about PFC Hubert Oris Brewer is that he was born on February 27, 1921, in Onia, Stone County, Arkansas. He was the son of Floyd D. Brewer & Gertha E. Lawrence-Brewer and lived in Lamar, Arkansas, as

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Brown, Sgt. Vincent R.

Sgt. Vincent Russell Brown was born in 1917 in Greene County, Ohio. He was the son of Blaine Brown & Marie Condon-Brown. With his two sisters, he grew up on Route 20 in Mentor Township, Lake County, Ohio. He was

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Buggs, PFC Melvin E.

PFC Melvin Emil Buggs was the son of Emil W. Buggs and Helen Ohi-Buggs and was born on September 11, 1919. Along with his brothers Harold and Lester, he was raised at 618 South Academy Street in Janesville, Wisconsin.


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Burke, Pvt. John F.

Pvt. John Francis Burke was born on January 21, 1921, and was the second of seven children born to Peter J. & Evelyn Burke. He grew up at 1126 South Cherry Street in Janesville, and by the age of sixteen,

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Bussell, Sgt. Vernon H.

Sgt. Vernon Harold Bussell was born on July 1, 1921, in Harlan County, Kentucky, to James D. Bussell & Clara Mae Peace-Bussell. He was one of the couple’s three sons. His family lived outside of Harrodsburg, Kentucky, where he worked

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Cahill, PFC Martin A.

PFC Martin Anthony Cahill was born on February 24, 1918, in San Francisco, California, to William & Lena Cahill. With his two brothers and two sisters, he grew up in San Francisco. While he was in high school, his family

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Cale, Pvt. Lester C.

Pvt. Lester C. Cale was born in 1915 in Cleveland, Ohio. He was the son of Alfred E. Cale & Lillian Radloff-Cale and was the second oldest of three sons. It is known that he was from the Cleveland, Ohio,

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Callison, Pvt. Wilbur C.

Pvt. Wilbur Childs Callison was the son of Albert A. Callison & Clara M. Stuber-Callison. He was born on August 25, 1918, in Isabella County, Michigan. It is known that he had two brothers, one who died at age ten,

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Canby, Major Charles S.

Major Charles S. Canby was born on July 23, 1895, in Saint Joseph, Missouri. He was the son of Charles B. Canby & Josephine Spencer-Canby and grew up in St. Joseph.

It is known that Canby fought in the Mexican

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Carter, PFC James M.

PFC James Melvin Carter was born on August 25, 1919, in Graves County, Kentucky, and was the son of Henry D. Carter and Regina Lois Ballard-Carter. With his six brothers and two sisters, he grew up in Mayfield, Kentucky. He

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