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SSgt William C Getchius
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Birth: 1918
Minnesota, USA
Death: Jan. 28, 1945

Japanese forces in the Philippines captured Staff Sergeant William C. Getchius in the spring of 1942. He died of an intestinal disorder on a Japanese transport ship while enroute from Luzon, Philippines to Japan on January 28, 1945. His body was unrecoverable.
 
 
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 Parents:
  James Jacob Getchius (1883 - 1922)
  Barbara C. Blechl Getchius (1891 - 1981)
 
 Siblings:
  William C Getchius (1918 - 1945)
  Lucille Marion Getchius Conjurske (1919 - 2006)*
  Ruth Gladys Getchius Eckstein (1921 - 2006)*
  James J. Getchius (1923 - 2000)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: Entered the service from Wisconsin.
 
Burial:
Manila American Cemetery and Memorial
Manila
Metro Manila
National Capital Region, Philippines
 
Maintained by: Robert Blechl
Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
Record added: Aug 08, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 56782515
SSgt William C Getchius
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SSgt William C Getchius
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SSgt William C Getchius
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34th Pursuit Squadron,24th Pursuit Group - William Getchius was one of 1622 Japanese Prisoners of War boarded onto the Oryoku Maru at Manila. The ship sailed on December 14, 1944, for Subic Bay. After arriving there the same day, it was bombed by Ameri...(Read more)
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 Added: Oct. 27, 2012
 
 
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