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Sgt George J Eckhardt, Jr
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- Russ Pickett
 Added: Jan. 25, 2016
 
31st Infantry Regiment - George Eckhardt was captured on Bataan and took part in the death march. He was sent to Mindanao as a POW. In September 1944, the Japanese began shipping POWs to Manila as American forces approached the Philippines. The POWs were put on the Shinyo Maru. The ship was hit by torpedoes from an American submarine off Mindanao on September 7th. The Japanese had stated they would kill the POWs if the ship was attacked. To be true to their word, the Japanese shot the surviving POWs as they climbed from the ship’s holds. Those POWs who made it into the water were hunted down, by Japanese soldiers in life boats, and shot. Only 82 POWs made it to shore and were rescued by Filipino guerrillas.
- JimO
 Added: Jan. 2, 2015
 
NARA Home of Record: Monroe County, New York...Killed In Action as Japanese Prisoner Of War aboard the Shinyo Maru...31st Infantry Regiment...Memorialized on the Tablets of the Missing in Manila...Your service and sacrifice must never be forgotten.
- Eric Ackerman
 Added: Aug. 22, 2014
 

- Russ Pickett
 Added: Jun. 5, 2011
 
 
 
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