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.
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.