Hell Ship: Canadian Inventor


Diaz, PFC Royden L.

PFC Royden Louis Diaz was born to Ben & Ida Diaz on October 23, 1916, in Monterey County, California, and was of Spanish and Portuguese Decent. He lived in Monterey for the first five years of his life until the

Read More »

Faubion, Pvt. Robert E.

Pvt. Robert Eugene Faubion
Born: 6 March 1918 – Lawrence County, Indiana
Parents: Thomas & Juanita Faubion
Nickname: Gene
Siblings: 1 sister
Home: 2411 E Street – Bedford, Indiana
Occupation: self-employed interior house painter
– U.S. Army
– 1940

Read More »

Fonner, Pvt. Paul C.

Pvt. Paul Chester Fonner 
Born: 1 April 1919 – Union, West Virginia 
Parents: Raymond & Katherine Fonner 
Siblings: 1 sister 
Home: RFD #1, Friendly, West Virginia 
Occupation: worked on the family’s farm 
Selective Service Registration: 16 October 1940 
Contact: Mrs.

Read More »

Fox, Sgt. Raymond E.

Sgt. Raymond E. Fox 
Born: 29 January 1920 – Brainerd, Minnesota 
Parents: Oscar R. Fox & Edith L. Cain-Fox 
Siblings: 2 sisters, 3 brothers 
Home: 701 North Eighth Street – Brainerd, Minnesota  
Occupation: sandblaster – foundry 
Enlisted: Minnesota National Guard 

Read More »

Garland, Pvt. Thomas H.

Pvt. Thomas Hodges Garland was born on April 7, 1919, in Cleveland, Ohio, to Thomas A. Garland & Bertha Kiser-Garland. His family resided in Newburgh Heights and later in Lakewood, Ohio. He left school after completing his first year of

Read More »

George, Pvt. Wayne S. Jr.

Pvt. Wayne Sylvester George Jr.
Born: 1 November 1921 – Thurston County, Washington
Parents: Wayne S. George Sr. & Christine M. Hansen-George
Siblings: 2 sisters, 1 brother
Hometown: Prosser, Washington
– Washington National Guard
– 16 November 1939

Read More »

Hadley, PFC George R.

PFC George R. Hadley
Born: 5 November 1902 – Illinois
Parents: Richard D. Hadley & Mary E. McDaugal-Hadley
Siblings: 1 sister, 1 brother
Hometown: Sunbury Township, Livingston County, Illinois
– living in Fort Wayne, Indiana, in 1940
Education: 8th Grade

Read More »

Hall, Sgt. William F.

Sgt. William Frederick Hall 
Born: 16 April 1919- Lucas, South Dakota 
Parents: Frederic J. Hall & Dalla S. Grey-Hall 
– parents divorced 
– moved to California with his father and brother 
Nickname: Bud 
Home: Watsonville-Santa Cruz Highway – Watsonville, California 

Read More »

Hollingsworth, Sgt. Ralph M.

Sgt. Ralph M. Hollingsworth
Born: 21 February 1921 – Merrifield, Minnesota
Parents: Clayton Hollingsworth & Lotta Swanson-Hollingsworth
– father married Lillian Ruby
– 1 sister, 6 brothers, 1 step-sister, 1 step-brother
– 2 brothers died in World War II

Read More »

Hopkins, Pvt. Carson C.

Pvt. Carson Claude Hopkins 
Born: 22 July 1919 – Clinton County, Iowa 
Parents: Gilbert Hopkins and Glenna Nichols-Hopkins 
Siblings: 1 sister 
Home: 731 Twelfth Avenue South – Clinton, Iowa 
– U.S. Army 
– 1941 
– Fort Lewis, Kentucky 

Read More »
Johnson Shelby

Johnson, Pvt. Shelby

Pvt. Shelby Johnson
Born: 11 November 1923 – Grayson County, Kentucky
Parents: Henderson & Bertha Johnson
Home: 701 Colorado Avenue, Louisville, Kentucky
– U.S. Army
– 6 January 1941 – Louisville, Kentucky
– lied about his age to get

Read More »

Jordan, Sgt. Lawrence J.

Sgt. Lawrence John Jordan was born in Butte, Montana, on August 10, 1919, the second of three children born to Anthony & Agnes Jordan. His family moved to Chicago, Illinois, where he lived at 2038 West Cullom Avenue. He graduated

Read More »