|Death: ||Oct. 24, 1944|
THE SALT LAKE TRIBUNE, SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH, SATURDAY, JULY 14, 1945, PAGE TWENTY-TWO
JAY DURFEY SMITH
Pfc. Jay Durfey Smith, USMC, whose sister is Mrs. Bell Fenstermaker, Murray, was a passenger on a Japanese prisoner of war ship sunk by submarine action Oct. 24, 1944, and is listed as dead.
He was born in Duchesne May 15, 1918, a son of Mr. and Mrs. John Smith. He attended elementary schools there and was graduated from Bicknell high school. Prior to entering the service, he was engaged in ranching in southern Utah.
He enlisted in 1941, received basic training at San Diego and was sent to the Philippines. He was taken prisoner at the fall of Corregidor.
He is survived by the following brothers and sisters; Mrs. Fenstermaker, Murray; Mrs. Amanda Chidester, Mrs. Artie Taft, and Mrs. Norma Robb, Bicknell; Mrs. Ardella Davis, Boise, Ida.; Norman Smith, Los Angeles; J. Alma Smith, Bridgeland; Merlin Smith, Fruita; Corp. Duane Smith, U S M C, Philippines, and Guy E. Smith, Richmond, Cal.
Note: Entered the service from Utah.
Manila American Cemetery and Memorial
National Capital, Philippines
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