|Death: ||Sep. 17, 1944, At Sea|
Son of Israel Eisenman and Minnie Eisenman who resided at 200 West Thirty Seventh Street, Wilmington, Delaware.
Martin served as a Sergeant and mechanic of the 17th Pursuit Squadron, 24th Pursuit Group, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.
He enlisted in the Army on August 8, 1940, prior to the war, in Wilmington, Delaware. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being a Salespersons and as being Single, without dependents.
He was taken prisoner by the Japanese in the fall of Bataan in April, 1942.
Martin was declared "Missing In Action" while a POW of the Japanese Army in the sinking of the "Shinyo Maru".
The Japanese ship "Shinyo Maru" was loaded with 750 U.S. POW's in the cargo holds. The U.S.S. Paddle (SS-263), not knowing that American POW's were on board, fired torpedoes at the ship off the coast of Mindanao and sank it. Some Japanese guards shot prisoners as they struggled from the holds after the attack or were in the water.
688 POW's died when the ship sank, leaving only 82 survivors. 47 of 52 Japanese guards also died.
Martin had served in the Air Corps for four years and one month at the time of his death and was decorated with the Prisoner Of War Medal and the Purple Heart.
Service # 6855191
This record is a "Cenotaph". He also has a "Cenotaph" at the Manila American Cemetery, Manila City, Philippines.
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Soldiers & Sailors who gave their all on the "Shinyo Maru":
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Survivor of the "Shinyo Maru"
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Jewish Community Cemetery
New Castle County
Plot: World War II Memorial
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Originally Created by: ShaneO
Record added: Jan 05, 2012
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SGT, 17 AAF PURSUIT SQ, 24 PURSUIT GP WORLD WAR II|
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