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Pvt James Alton Cleveland
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Birth: May 18, 1921
Death: Sep. 7, 1944

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PVT James A. Cleveland
ID: 18059917
Branch of Service: U.S. Army
Hometown: Shelby County, TX
Status: KIA (Killed In Action)

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James A. Cleveland
ID: 18059917
Entered the Service From: Texas
Rank: Private
Service:U.S. Army Air Forces,698th Ordnance Company, Aviation
Died: Thursday, September 07, 1944
Memorialized at:Manila American Cemetery
Location:Fort Bonifacio, Manila, Philippines
Awards: Purple Heart

Cousin Mary "Elizabeth" Cleveland Spence, sister to Pvt James Cleveland, shared that he enlisted at Orange, Texas, before anyone new there would be a war and was sent to the Philipines a few months before the war started. He was taken as a Japanese prisoner of war soon after the war started and was in the Death March. He was last seen by a Timpson soldier who saw him getting on a prisoner ship, then American planes sunk the Japanese ships not knowing that they carried American prisoners. This marker was placed in his memory near the family graves in Corinth Cemetery. 
Family links: 
  Paul Cleveland (1893 - 1927)
  Mary Elizabeth Koonce Henson (1898 - 1954)
  Elizabeth Cleveland Spence (1918 - 2013)*
  James Alton Cleveland (1921 - 1944)
*Calculated relationship
Pvt, US Army WWII
Note: Entered the service from Texas.
Corinth Cemetery
Shelby County
Texas, USA
Maintained by: Brenda Beaman Parker
Originally Created by: Robert Bennett
Record added: Jun 04, 2010
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Purple Heart, Killed in Action WWII
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 Added: Jun. 5, 2010

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