|Death: ||Dec. 15, 1944, Philippines|
Son of Robert Jefferson Hendon and Lottie Belle Barber. Clifford married Hyland Cornelia Tackitt in 1926.
POW Sgt. Clifford D. HENDON (6295202) died for his country 15 Dec 1944 as a result of the infamous Bataan Death March in the Philippine Islands.
From JimO: Sgt. Clifford D. Hendon was held as a POW in the Philippine Islands. In December 1944, he was boarded onto the Oryoku Maru for transport to Japan. The ship sailed on December 13th and came under attack from American planes on December 14th. As evening approached, the attack was called off. The next day the planes returned and continued the attack. When the pilots saw the large number of men climbing from the ship’s holds, they realized the ship was carrying POWs and called off the attack. After the POWs were off the ship, the attack resumed and the ship was sunk by American planes at Subic Bay, Philippine Islands, on December 15, 1944. Hendon was killed during the attack on the ship.
Robert Jefferson Hendon (1861 - 1947)
Lottie Belle Barber Hendon (1872 - 1948)
Thomas Jefferson Hendon (1891 - 1951)*
Kenneth H. Hendon (1895 - 1917)*
Clifford D. Hendon (1903 - 1944)*
Clifford D. Hendon (1903 - 1944)
Josie Belle Hendon (1910 - 1916)*
Note: Entered the service from Texas --- 31st Infantry Regiment
Manila American Cemetery and Memorial
National Capital Region, Philippines
Plot: Tablets of the Missing
Maintained by: E W Hendon
Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
Record added: Aug 08, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 56749302
Added: May. 5, 2016
NARA records list this soldiers Home of Record as Rusk County, Texas...Killed In Action...Perished as Japanese Prisoner of War aboard the Oryoku Maru...Your service and sacrifice must never be forgotten.|
Added: Feb. 11, 2016
Added: Aug. 23, 2007