|Birth: ||Jan. 17, 1922|
|Death: ||Sep. 7, 1944|
USAAF WORLD WAR II
Sgt. Lyle B. Cawthon POW MIS/Lost
Hometown: New Mexico
34th Pursuit Squadron, 24th Pursuit Group
Awards: Purple Heart
Mission Date: 7-Sep-44
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.
Sgt. Cawthon appears Tablets of the Missing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, Philippines. His memorial Tucumcari Memorial Park Tucumcari Quay County New Mexico is a cenotaph, his body was never recovered.
John Ross Cawthon (1884 - 1944)
Gusta A Horton Cawthon (1889 - 1966)
Arthur Ross Cawthon (1911 - 1978)*
Edith M Cawthon (1914 - 1991)*
Orville L Cawthon (1920 - 1960)*
Lyle Bernsley Cawthon (1922 - 1944)
Alvin N Cawthon (1927 - ____)*
Sgt US Army WW II Purple Heart Killed in Action
Tucumcari Memorial Park
New Mexico, USA
Created by: Kenneth D. Bogard
Record added: Feb 25, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 8439959