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Vincent Leonard Bailey
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Birth: Apr. 12, 1916
Alabama, USA
Death: Sep. 7, 1944, At Sea

From FAG# 46947658
Listed in the 1920 Cullman County Alabama Census as an inmate, 3 years old, born in Alabama, living in the Odd Fellows Home in Cullman County. Vivian Bailey 1916 to 1918 was his twin.
Storekeeper 1st Class, Vincent L. Bailey POW MIS/Lost
Hometown: Alabama
USS Canopus Submarine Sqdn 20
Service #2720497
Awards: Purple Heart

Mission Date: 7-Sep-44
Location: Philippines
Cause: Friendly fire, killed by Japanese guards or drowning.

Shinyo Maru was a Japanese cargo steamer during the Second World War. She was one of the hell ships, used to transport prisoners of war. Shinyo Maru was sunk 7 September 1944 near Liley, Sindangan, Province, Mindanao Philippines by the USS Paddle, SS 263. There were approximately 750 American prisoners of war aboard. Some Japanese guards shot prisoners as they struggled from the holds or were in the water; 688 died when the ship sank, leaving only 82 survivors.

Allied Prisoners of War believed lost aboard Shinyo Maru
when torpedoed and sunk 7 September 1944 by the USS Paddle, SS 263, near Liley, Sindangan, Province, Mindanao Philippines.

Storekeeper Bailey appearsTablets of the Missing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila National Capital, Philippines. His memorial Brushy Creek Cemetery Cullman County Alabama is a cenotaph his body was never recovered.

Corp William W. Akloff
Corporal Merlin D. Algoe
Captain Joe H. Allen
Pfc. William M. Allred
Corp. Abel Anaya
Tec5 Robert D. Andalora
Gerald W. Anderson
Harold B. Anderson
Richard H. Anderson
Lewis G. Andrews
Frank A. Ansley
Lewis G Andrews
Edward E. Apgar
Fred O. Applegarth
Anselmo Arellano
Carl Arenz
Eric Jl Armstrong
Travis Bee Arney
Altus L. Arnold
Donald C. Arp
Herbert Arthun
Robert J. Ashdown
Robert J. Ashdown
G. D. Ashton
John Avila
Virgil E. Bailes
Glenn E. Bailey
Harold C. Bailey
Vincent L. Bailey
Vincent L. Bailey
Herbert E. Baker
Fernis R. Balcom
Napoleon R. Baldonado
Weston D. Balfour
Ray E. Billick
George R. Brown
Sanford R. Burks
Walter H. Mcfarland Jr.

Note: Cenotaph
Brushy Creek Cemetery
Cullman County
Alabama, USA
Maintained by: John Dowdy
Originally Created by: Debbie Z*~
Record added: Jun 22, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 112722282
Vincent Leonard Bailey
Added by: D. Moore
Vincent Leonard Bailey
Added by: D. Moore
Vincent Leonard Bailey
Cemetery Photo
Added by: Patricia Farmer
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NARA records list his Next of Kin's Home of Record as Cullman, Alabama...Your service and sacrifice must never be forgotten.
- Eric Ackerman
 Added: Nov. 9, 2015
Purple Heart Awarded for wounds or death as result of an act of any opposing armed force, as a result of an international terrorist attack or as a result of military operations while serving as part of a peacekeeping force. The oldest of our military awar...(Read more)
- Judy Richards
 Added: Jul. 21, 2015
Prisoner Of War (POW) Medal 1. Eligibility Requirements: A. Authorized by Section 1128, title 10, U.S.C. reference (o)). b. Authorized for any person who, WHILE SERVING IN ANY CAPACITY WITH THE U.S. ARMED FORCES, was taken prisoner and held captive after...(Read more)
- Judy Richards
 Added: Jul. 21, 2015
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