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Capt Cyrus Wells De Long, Jr
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Birth: 1917
Florida, USA
Death: Jan. 9, 1945

Capt. Delong was stationed in the Philippines when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor on Dec 7, 1941. When the Philippines were surrendered to the Japanese, Capt. DeLong was captured. He survived the infamous Bataan Death March and was imprisoned at Cabanatuan Prison Camp on the island of Luzon. He and the other prisoners suffered greatly and 2656 Americans died there. Prior to the American invading the Philippines, Capt. Delong was transferred by the Japanese to one of their so-called "Hell Ships", where he was locked in the hold with many other prisoners, to be transported to the Japanese mainland. The Japanese marked the "Hell Ships" with only Japanese "Rising Sun" markings and not Red Cross or POW. The Americans sank it and Capt. DeLong was one of the many who drowned. 
 
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 Parents:
  C. W. DeLong (1893 - 1935)
  Pauline DeLong Williams (1893 - 1943)
 
 Spouse:
  Jean Vivian Stoy DeLong-Cavanaugh (1917 - 2006)
 
Burial:
Body lost at sea
Specifically: POW Japanese Hell Ship
 
Created by: Stephen C. Petit, Sr
Record added: Feb 11, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 84835254
 


- Cemetery Wanderer
 Added: Apr. 1, 2013

- Stephen C. Petit, Sr
 Added: Feb. 11, 2012
 
 
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