|Death: ||Dec. 15, 1944|
Pharmacist Mate 1st Class Howard Jones 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. Jones was killed during the attack on the ship.
Note: Entered the service from Texas.
Manila American Cemetery and Memorial
National Capital Region, Philippines
Created by: CWGC/ABMC
Record added: Aug 08, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 56749493
Added: May. 15, 2016
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Awarded the Bronze Star.Not for fame or reward, not for place or for rank, not lured by ambition or goaded by necessity, but in simple obedience to duty as they understood it. They suffered all, sacrificed all, dared all, and died.|
Added: Jun. 1, 2010
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