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Sgt William B. Alvis
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Birth: Feb. 25, 1912
Toms Creek
Wise County
Virginia, USA
Death: Feb. 4, 1943, China

William joined the US Army Air Corps at Big Stone Gap, Virginia and was taken as a prisoner of war when the Philippines, where William was serving as a member of Headquarters, 24th Pursuit Group, fell to the Japanese during WWII. He left the Philippines in 1942, along with hundreds of other Allied prisoners of war, on the Japanese "hell ship" Tottori Maru, bound for Pusan, Korea. After he arrived at Pusan, he was taken to Camp Hoten in Mukden, Manchuria (present-day Shenyang, China) where he died of diarrhea and beri-beri. Military Serial Number 680968.

 
 
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 Parents:
  John W Alvis (1889 - 1956)
  Pearl P Alvis (1893 - 1987)
 
Burial:
Holston View Cemetery
Weber City
Scott County
Virginia, USA
 
Created by: Don J
Record added: Jul 04, 2010
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Sgt William B. Alvis
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- Russ Pickett
 Added: Jun. 26, 2016
NARA records list this soldiers Home of record as Wise County, Virginia...Died Non-Battle as Japanese Prisoner Of War...Your service and sacrifice must never be forgotten.
- Eric Ackerman
 Added: Oct. 27, 2015
PRISONER OF WAR MEDAL.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 he understood it. He suffered all, sacrificed all, dared all, and died. Rest in peace, Sergeant Alv...(Read more)
- Don J
 Added: Jul. 4, 2010
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