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Sgt Adelbert E Barter
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Birth: Sep. 16, 1917
Death: Oct. 24, 1944


Adelbert served as a Sergeant, 20th Pursuit Squadron, 24th Pursuit Group, U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II.

He resided in Lincoln County, Maine prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army Air Corps on September 23, 1940, prior to the war, in Augusta, Maine. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a Hospital Attendants and also as Single, without dependents.

Adelbert was declared "Missing In Action" while a POW of the Japanese Army.

The Japanese ship "Arisan Maru" was loaded with 1,782 U.S. POW's and about 100 civilians in the cargo holds. The U.S.S. Shark, not knowing that American POW's were on board, fired three torpedoes at 5:30pm that hit the ship, causing it to break into two pieces that floated before sinking.

The entire crew except for nine of the POWs aboard died in the sinking. The sinking was the largest loss of American lives in a single disaster at sea.

Adelbert was awarded the Purple Heart.

Service # 11016593

(Bio by: Russell S. "Russ" Pickett) 
 
Burial:
Pine Grove Cemetery
Dresden Mills
Lincoln County
Maine, USA
 
Created by: Stone Finders
Record added: Jun 02, 2012
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Sgt Adelbert E Barter
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