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Maj Willis Taubert Geisman
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Birth: Nov. 1, 1911
San Francisco
San Francisco County
California, USA
Death: Dec. 31, 1944, Philippines

Willis T. Geisman
Major, U.S. Marine Corps
Service # 0-006066
School: University of California at Berkeley

Missing in Action or Buried at Sea

Awards: Purple Heart

Photo from University of California at Berkeley taken about 1934.

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Below courtesy of JimO (#46874118)
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Major WIllis T. Geisman was held as a POW in the Philippine Islands. In December 1944, he was boarded onto the Oryoku Maru for transport to Japan. The ship sailed on December 13th and came under attack from American planes on December 14th. As evening approached, the attack was called off. The next day the planes returned and continued the attack. When the pilots saw the large number of men climbing from the ship’s holds, they realized the ship was carrying POWs and called off the attack. After the POWs were off the ship, the attack resumed and the ship was sunk by American planes at Subic Bay, Philippine Islands, on December 15, 1944. The surviving POWs were boarded onto the Enoura Maru which sailed on December 27th and reached Takao, Formosa, by the New Year. Maj. Geisman died on the ship before it reached Formosa. His body was thrown into the sea.

 
 
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 Parents:
  Clarence John Geisman (1883 - 1975)
  Florence N Geisman (1884 - 1965)
 
Burial:
Manila American Cemetery and Memorial
Manila
Metro Manila
National Capital Region, Philippines
 
Maintained by: Pennsylvania Lady
Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
Record added: Aug 08, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 56755526
Maj Willis Taubert Geisman
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Maj Willis Taubert Geisman
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Maj Willis Taubert Geisman
Added by: Pennsylvania Lady
 
 
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- JimO
 Added: Apr. 30, 2016

- The Jeans
 Added: Jun. 24, 2011

-Anonymous
 Added: Jun. 1, 2010
 
 
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