Hell Ship: Enoura Maru

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Beecher, Lt. Col. Curtis T.

Lt. Col. Curtis Thurston Beecher was born on October 28, 1897, in Chicago, Illinois, to Bryant L. Beecher and Grace Thurston-Beecher. His father worked in the composing room for the Chicago Daily News. With his five sisters, he was raised

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Bertrand, 2nd Lt. Donald R.

2nd Lt. Donald Ray Bertrand was born in Roswell, New Mexico, on August 8, 1919. When he was two, his parents, Thomas Bertrand & Mary Pope-Bertrand, moved their family first to Estherville, Iowa, and later to Maywood, Illinois. In Maywood,

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Black, 2nd Lt. Harry B.

On June 10, 1917, 2nd Lt. Harry Burton Black was born to Harry S. Black & Alta Drain-Black in Oregon, and with his brother, he was raised in Carlton and at 620 Southeast Douglas Avenue in Roseburg, Oregon. His family

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Boehm, Pvt. Robert E.

Pvt. Robert Edward Boehm was born on November 25, 1921, to Edward H. Boehm & Margaret Mary Tilton-Boehm, and was the couple’s only child. He was raised at 113 North Walnut Street in Janesville, Wisconsin, and attended local schools.

In

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Burholt, Capt. Arthur V.

Capt. Arthur V. Burholt was the son of Judson Burholt & Alice E. Conley-Burholt and was born on September 16, 1908, in Columbus, Ohio. He was the oldest of the couple’s three sons. While he was a child, his father

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Cockrum, 1st Lt. William L.

What is known about 1st Lt. William Lucas Cockrum is that he was born on October 25, 1910, and was the youngest of two sons of William Monroe Cockrum & Mary Jackson-Cockrum. As a child, he lived in Brown, Arkansas.

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Collins, Capt. Harold W.

Capt. Harold Walden Collins was born on April 24, 1915, to Charles R. Collins and Elizabeth Burget-Collins. With his two sisters and two brothers, he grew up in Lacarne, Ohio. Until the eleventh grade, he went to school in both

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Coulter, Pvt. Harley W.

Pvt. Harley Woodrow Coulter was the son of Mack and Ora Coulter. He was born on December 23, 1919, in Dover, Tennessee, and had five sisters and two brothers. Harley attended Dover Schools until the age of sixteen, when he

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Gober, Cpl. George W.

Cpl. George William Gober was born on May 5, 1916, in Renfro, Mississippi to Joseph E. Gober & Willie Gee Nash-Gober. The couple had five other sons and four daughters. At some point, George moved to Powell County, Montana.

When

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Guin, 2nd Lt. Carroll M.

2nd Lt. Carroll Max Guin was born on August 16, 1910, in Minnesota to Edgar L. Guin & Anna Jane Mix-Guin. With his three sisters and five brothers, he resided at 133 Third Avenue in Brainerd, Minnesota. During the 1920s,

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Gwynn, 1st Lt. Benjamin E.

1st Lt. Benjamin E. Gwynn was born on March 31, 1915, in California to Edward K. Gwynn & Belle Roundtree-Gwynn. With his sister, he grew up at 78 Abbott Street, Salinas, California. He graduated from Salinas High School and attended

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Hanes, Capt. Donald L.

Capt. Donald Leroy Hanes was born on August 10, 1903, in Hoopeston, Illinois, to Charles K. Hanes & Opha D. Kincade-Hanes. His given name was Marion Donald LeRoy Hanes, but he was known as “Don” to his family. At some

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