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PFC Harry Edward Byrum, Jr
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Birth: 1922
Chicago
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Death: Sep. 7, 1944, At Sea

U.S. Marine Corps WORLD WAR II
Pvt. Harry E. Byrum Jr. POW MIS/Lost
Hometown: Illinois
Service #280333
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.

http://www.submarinesailor.com/history
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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.

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
William M. Ball
Ted A. Ballard
William J. Balsley
Charles E. Bancroft
Charles E. Bancroft
Kenneth A. Bandy
Kenneth A. Bandy
Olin E. Barkdull
Ray E. Billick
George R. Bradshaw
Alan Brenner
George R. Brown
Roy A. Brown
Sanford R. Burks
Harry E. Byrum Jr.
Walter H. Mcfarland Jr.

 
 
Note: Entered the service from Illinois.
 
Burial:
Manila American Cemetery and Memorial
Manila
Metro Manila
National Capital Region, Philippines
Plot: Tablets of the Missing
 
Maintained by: John Dowdy
Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
Record added: Aug 08, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 56769797
PFC Harry Edward Byrum, Jr
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