Roster: Hell Ship

BrazilMaruIn May 1942 the Japanese began transferring POWs by sea. Similar to treatment on the Bataan Death March, prisoners were often crammed into cargo holds with little air, food or water for journeys that would last weeks. Many died due to asphyxia, starvation or dysentery. Some POWs became delirious and unresponsive in their environment of heat, humidity, and lack of oxygen, food, and water. These unmarked prisoner transports were targeted as enemy ships by Allied submarines and aircraft.

More than 20,000 Allied POWs died at sea when the transport ships carrying them were attacked by Allied submarines and aircraft. Although Allied headquarters often knew of the presence of POWs through radio interception and code breaking, the ships were sunk because interdiction of critical strategic materials was more important than the lives of prisoners-of-war, and because Allied leaders feared that a pattern of sparing POW ships might lead the Japanese to use prisoners as human shields on valuable targets.
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Allen W
194th - HQ Co.

Allen, Cpl. William S.

Cpl. William Sherman Allen
Born: 8 August 1918 – Union Star, Missouri
Parents: William E. & Margaret Allen
Siblings: 2 sisters, 1 brother
Hometown: 6708 Kings Hill Avenue – Saint Joseph, Missouri
Education: Benton High School
– Class of 1936

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194th - MD

Allen, PFC Floyd T.

PFC Floyd Tilen Allen 
Born: 23 December 1919 – Saint Louis, Missouri 
Parents: Unknown 
Siblings: 1 sister 
Nickname: Tilen 
Widower
Hometown: St. Louis, Missouri 
Occupation: Civilian Conservation Corps 
Enlisted: 
– U. S. Army 
– 12 October 1939 – Jefferson Barracks,

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Allen1945
192nd - C Co.

Allen, Sgt. Albert L. Jr.

Sgt. Albert Leroy Allen Jr. was born on February 26, 1920, in Mansfield, Ohio, and was the son of Albert L. Allen Sr. and Beulah Allen and lived at 21 Linden Road in Mansfield. He was a 1938 graduate of

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AltmanJack2
194th - HQ Co.

Altman, Capt. Jack C.

Capt. Jack Cary Altman
Born: 1911 – Pitsburg County, Oklahoma
Parents: Abram Altman & Nellie Mumaw-Altman
– parents divorced
– father married Maud Allison
Residence: McAlister, Oklahoma
Siblings: 1 half-sister, 3 brothers
Education: Oklahoma Military Academy
– Class of 1927

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alves
194th - C Co.

Alves, Cpl. John F. Jr.

Cpl. John F. Alves Jr. 
Born: 7 June 1918 – Fresno County, California  
Parents: John F. Alves Sr. & Amelia Alves 
Siblings: 2 sisters 
Home: 1099 R.F.D 1 – Salinas, California 
Occupation: farmer 
Selective Service Registration: 16 October 1940 

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194th - C Co.

Andersen, Cpl. John N.

Cpl. John Norman Andersen 
Born: 12 October 1918 – Illinois 
Parents: Mr. Robert Andersen and Mrs. Carrie Andersen
Home: 407 California Street – Salinas, California 
– Selective Service Registration – 16 October 1940 
– Contact: Mrs. Carrie Andersen – mother

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Anderson, Leroy 0127
192nd - A Co.

Anderson, Sgt. Leroy C.

Sgt. Leroy Clark Anderson was the son of Erwin and Emma Anderson and was born on April 7, 1918. He was raised in a house, with his sister, that his father built at 623 Briody Street in Burlington, Wisconsin. When

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AndersonMilan
194th - A Co.

Anderson, Sgt. Milan E.

Sgt. Milan Elroy Anderson
Born: 19 June 1919 – Montana
Parents: Albert & Hilda Anderson
Siblings: 1 sister, 1 brother
Hometown: 1713 Oak Street – Brainerd, Minnesota
Occupation: assistant manager – theater
Enlisted: Minnesota National Guard – 1938
Inducted:

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192nd - C Co.

Andrews, 1st Sgt. John R.

1st/Sgt. John Robert Andrews was born in June or July 1917 in Ottawa County, Ohio, to John Andres & Mary Ondrik-Andres who were immigrants from Czechoslovakia. With his four sisters and three brothers, he grew up at 330 Maple Street

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angelone
192nd - HQ Co.

Angelone, Pvt. Joseph N.

Pvt. Joseph Nicholas Angelone was born in 1915 in Rockaway Beach, New York City, New York, to Nicholas & Catherine Angelone. With his two brothers and sister, he grew up at 180 Beach 85th Street, Rockaway Beach, Queens, New York.

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Anness_E
192nd - HQ Co.

Anness, Sgt. Elzie E.

Sgt. Elzie Elworth Anness was born on August 4, 1921, in Springtown, Kentucky, to Omar W. Anness & Margaret Harlow-Anness, and was raised, with his two sisters and two brothers, at 313 Tabler Avenue in Harrodsburg, Kentucky. He left school

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