Hell Ship: Arisan Maru


Cichy, Pvt. Anton E.

Pvt. Anton Ervin Cichy was born on February 18, 1914, to John P. Cichy & Emelia Klimek-Cichy in Urbank, Minnesota. With his three brothers and three sisters, he grew up in both Newton Township, Otter Tail County, Minnesota. He worked

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Cloyd, PFC Robert V.

PFC Robert Vernon Cloyd was born on February 15, 1921, in Mercer County, Kentucky, to Vernon Cloyd & Jessie May Smith-Cloyd. With his four sisters and one brother, he grew up outside of Harrodsburg, but in 1940, they were living

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Crick, PFC Ancel E.

PFC Ancel Edgar Crick was born on July 23, 1917, to Sam Crick and Zetta Mae Smith-Crick in Whitley County, Kentucky. It is known he had four sisters and one brother.

He joined the Kentucky National Guard and was called

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Cummins, PFC John L.

PFC John Lewis Cummins’ family resided in Kentucky since the late 1700s. He was born on January 31, 1921, in Mercer County, the oldest of the four children born to Jack Cummins and Mary Bell Dennis-Cummins. He was known as

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Danforth, Pvt. Claude C.

Pvt. Claude C. Danforth 
Born: 16 April 1908 – Cedar Gap, Missouri 
Parents: Hugh & Ada Danforth 
Siblings: 4 sisters, 6 brothers, 1 half-brother 
Home: 11225 Felton Avenue – Sugar Creek, Missouri 
Married: Shirley N. McCarthy – 18 February 1928 

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DiBenedetti, Pvt. Edmund N.

Pvt. Edmund N. DiBenedetti was born in 1920, in France, to Frank DiBenedetti & Alexandrine Morello-DiBenedetti. At some point, his family immigrated to the United States where his brother was born. The family resided at 843 South Main Street in

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Dobson, Pvt. Maxwell S.

Pvt. Maxwell Stephan Dobson was born on September 6, 1915, in Otter Trail, Minnesota, and was the son of William J. Dobson and Florence H. Eastman-Dobson. With his three sisters and six brothers, he was raised in Irondale, Minnesota. For

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Dutt, PFC Homer R.

PFC Homer Rea Dutt was born in Marion, Ohio, on July 20, 1915, to Henry F. Dutt and Idella Fisher-Dutt and was the couple’s only child. With his parents, he lived at 366 Hane Avenue in Marion and attended Vernon

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Edwards, S/Sgt. Albert T.

S/Sgt. Albert Thomas Edwards was born on December 27, 1916, to William A. Edwards and Isabella Christmas-Edwards. He was one of the couple’s four sons. His mother died on October 17, 1918, and at some point, his father remarried and

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Ehrhardt, PFC Clyde D.

PFC Clyde D. Ehrhardt was born on August 9, 1917, in Wheatland, Wyoming, and was the son of Jacob & Elizabeth Ehrhardt. It is known that he had a half-brother and that the family moved to Saginaw, Michigan, where his

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Ellis, Sgt. Ralph A.

Sgt. Ralph Arnold Ellis was born January 14, 1916, to George M. Ellis and Isabella Hayes-Ellis. With his two sisters, he lived at 1408 South Sixth Avenue Maywood, Illinois. Ralph attended Garfield Elementary School and Proviso Township High School, where

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Elwell, S/Sgt. Olen C.

S/Sgt Olen C. Elwell was the son of Mary Zoschke-Elwell & Harley Elwell. He was born on June 11, 1914, and with his three brothers and his sister, he was raised on a farm near LaCarne, Ohio. He attended LaCarne

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