Hell Ship: Taga Maru


Cahill, Cpl. John P.

Cpl. John Patrick Cahill was born on October 6, 1916, in Butte, Montana, to John T. Cahill and Teresa Tighe-Cahill. He was the oldest of the couple’s four children. His father died in 1920. With mother and sister, he resided

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Campbell, Cpl. Ethan H.

Cpl. Ethan Hubbard Campbell 
Born: 7 April 1919 – Eagleville, Missouri 
Parents: Ralph E. Campbell & Goldie V. Hubbard-Campbell 
Siblings: 2 sisters, 1 brother 
Home: 1712 Colhoun Street – Saint Joseph, Missouri 
Education: 1 year of college 
Employment: unemployed

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Conroy, Cpl. William A.

Cpl. William Allen Conroy 
Mother: Annie E. Conroy
Born: 6 August 1911 – San Francisco, California 
Home: 530  Chenery Street – San Francisco, California 
Employment: Unemployed
Selective Service Registration: 16 October 1940
Contact person: Annie Elizabeth Conroy – mother

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Courtney, PFC Daniel J.

PFC Daniel Joseph Courtney was born on October 23, 1917, in Janesville, Wisconsin, to Edward Courtney & Eva Butler-Courtney. As a child, with his two brothers and four sisters, he grew up at 518 South Pearl Street. He was known

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Cravens, Pvt. Woodrow W.

Pvt. Woodrow Wilson Cravens was born on December 11, 1915, in Gracey, Kentucky, to Richard Cravens and Addie Young-Cravens. He was one of the couple’s three sons. When Selective Service Registration became law on October 16, 1940, he registered for

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Daffron, Sgt. Walter L. Jr.

Sgt. Walter Leo Daffron Jr. 
Born: 27 June 1912 – Santa Rosa, Missouri 
Parents: Walter L. Daffron Sr. & Emma S. Carpenter-Daffron 
Siblings: 1 sister 
Home: 205 South 28th Street – Saint Joseph, Missouri 
Occupation: salesman for Crombe Printing Company

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Frost, PFC James E.

PFC James Edward Frost 
Born: 30 April 1920 – Midco, Missouri 
Parents: George W. & Mary Frost 
– father married Elsie L. Vick – 1930 
Siblings: 1 sister, 2 brothers, 2 step-brothers 
– one of his step-brothers was Sgt. Harold

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Greenfield, Pvt. Eugene C.

Pvt. Eugene Charles Greenfield was born on July 21, 1918, in Alliance, Ohio, to Howard E. Greenfield and Grace Lavinia-Greenfield and lived in East Liverpool, Ohio. It is known he had one sister and that his family later resided in

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Harlow, Pvt. Lyle C.

Pvt. Lyle Collins Harlow was born on March 5, 1919, in Mackville, Kentucky, to James Harlow and Ida Wilburn-Harlow, and grew up on English Avenue in Harrodsburg, with his five brothers. Like many individuals of the time, he left school

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Harmon, Pvt. Charles C.

Pvt. Charles Cleo Harmon was one of the twin sons born on August 5, 1916, on the family’s farm three miles east of Alfalfa, Oklahoma, to Arthur L. Harmon and Lola May Luper-Harmon. In addition to his twin, he had

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Horttor, Pvt. Ervin D.

Pvt. Ervin Dale Horttor
Born: 31 October 1922 – Burkburnett, Texas
Parents: Leroy Horttor & Lottie Synder-Horttor
Home: Vernon, Texas
Selective Service Registration: 12 February 1941 
Contact: Lottie Horttor – mother
Occupation: unemployed
– U. S. Army
– 17

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Humphrey, Pvt. Abner L. Jr.

Pvt. Abner Lee Humphrey Jr. was born on September 12, 1919, in Comanche, Texas, to Abner L. Humphrey Sr. and Repty Lee Beggs-Humphrey. He was known as “A.L.” to his family and friends. He grew up on the family farm

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