Hell Ship: Brazil Maru


Quinlen, Capt. Clinton D.

Capt. Clinton Dennis Quinlen was born on June 29, 1901, in Spooner, Washburn County, Wisconsin, to Irving Quinlen & Anna Dennis-Quinlen. He was the couple’s second-oldest child and had four sisters and a brother. The family remained in Wisconsin for

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Revak, Capt. Joseph A.

Capt. Joseph Anthony Revak was born on June 15, 1907, in Beaumont, Texas, to John Revak and Annie Wassell-Revak. He grew up at 1510 Madison Avenue, with his three sisters and two brothers. After high school, Joseph attended Texas A&M

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Reynolds, Cpl. John B.

Cpl. John Bird Reynolds was born on August 11, 1911, in Martin County, Kentucky, to William J. Reynolds and Rebecca Mayo-Reynolds. He was raised with his four sisters and three brothers in Floyd County, Kentucky. He was known as “Bud”

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Riedeman, Sgt. Harvey H.

Sgt. Harvey Herbert Riedeman was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on August 17, 1918, to Erick A. & Selma Riedeman. With his sister, he grew up at 746 West Main Street in Watertown, Wisconsin, attended Lincoln School, and was a 1936

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Rue, 2nd Lt. Archibald B.

2nd Lt. Archibald Beaatricia Rue was born on January 2, 1916, to Insco and Lotta Forbes-Rue. He was the sixth child born to the couple. With his seven sisters and five brothers, he grew up in Harrodsburg, Kentucky, and attended

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Ryan, Pvt. Robert J.

Pvt. Robert James Ryan the son of Michael and Marie Ryan was born on September 12, 1916, in Marshfield, Wisconsin. With his two sisters and brother, he grew up at 641 Ninth Street South in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. He was

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Schoeneck, 2nd Lt. Lawrence S.

2nd Lt. Lawrence S. Schoeneck was born in Saint Joseph, Missouri, in 1913. He was the son of John S. & Stella M. Schoeneck. With his sister and brother, he grew up at 1218 North 8th Street in St. Joseph.

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Scoville, 2nd Lt. Leroy A.

2nd Lt. Leroy Arnold Scoville was born in Evansville, Wisconsin, on November 30, 1915. He was the son of Alvie J. Scoville & Verena M. Huset-Scoville and grew up at 464 South Madison Street. As a child, he attended school

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Spaulding, 1st Lt. Theodore I.

2nd Lt. Theodore I. Spaulding was born September 28, 1913, in Sherwood, North Dakota to John I. Spaulding & Louisa Sherritt-Spaulding and had three brothers and two sisters. He moved to San Francisco in 1933 and worked on the docks

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Wheeler, Pvt. Earl H.

Pvt. Earl Weaver was born to Louis A. Wheeler and Mabel Dunsworth-Wheeler on February 25, 1915, in Colchester, Illinois. He had a brother and sister. The family moved to Rio Hondo, Texas, during the 1920s. In 1940, the family was

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