Hell Ship: Canadian Inventor

Canadian Inventor
4 July 1944 – 1 September 1944

The Sehiiko Maru was formerly known as the Canadian Inventor. It transported a combination of 1,024 Allied prisoners of war. The ship departed Takao, Formosa on July 16, 1944. The ship had a number of mechanical breakdowns thereby arriving at Port Moji, Japan on September 1, 1944.


Sandmire, Sgt. Owen L.

Sgt. Owen Leonard Sandmire was born on October 24, 1918, to Leonard Sandmire and Bessie Kellogg-Sandmire in Viola, Wisconsin, and was the fourth child of

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King, Pvt. Denver E.

Born: 25 October 1921 – Putman County, West VirginiaParents: Ollie and Anna KingSiblings: 6 sisters, 1 brotherHometown: Plymouth Township, Putman County, West VirginiaOccupation: pipeline workerEnlisted:–

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Hosey, PFC Arley

PFC Arley HoseyBorn: 20 February 1923 – Sutton, West VirginiaParents: Archibald Hosey and Lilly Evans-HoseySiblings: 2 sisters, 3 brothersHometown: Holly, West Virginia– moved to Akron,

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Thomas. Sgt. Arthur B.

Sgt. Arthur Benjamin Thomas was born on December 31, 1919, to Benjamin L. Thomas and Mary M. Sauvageau-Thomas in Brainerd, Minnesota. With his two sisters

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Alford, T/Sgt. William C.

Sgt. William C. Alford was born on October 1, 1921, to George Alford and Sadie May Miller-Alford in Danville, Kentucky. He attended school from kindergarten through eighth grade in Danville, but for high school, he traveled to Burgin, Kentucky.In July 1939, he joined the Kentucky National Guard’s 38th Tank Company from Harrodsburg.

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Baker, Cpl. Milton

Cpl. Milton BakerBorn: 14 December 1911 – Kansas City, MissouriParents: Jacob and Dora BakerSiblings: 2 sisters, 3 brothersEducation: elementary schoolMarried: Margaret BakerHome: 1308 Benton Boulevard

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Buggs, PFC Wayne T.

PFC Wayne Theodore Buggs was the son of Arthur H. Buggs and Lillias Broege-Buggs and was born on October 5, 1919, in Janesville, Wisconsin. As

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Burns, PFC Frank J.

PFC Frank Jefferson Burns was born on October 9, 1924, in Humboldt County, California, to Frank J. Burns Sr. and Georgia S. Cook-Burns. He grew

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