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2nd Lt Ezra McKenney
Cenotaph

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2nd Lt Ezra McKenney Veteran

Birth
Missouri, USA
Death
7 Sep 1944 (aged 24–25)
At Sea
Cenotaph
Concordia, Cloud County, Kansas, USA Add to Map
Plot
Block 8/79.05
Memorial ID
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This is a family cenotaph as his military memorial is at the Tablets of the Missing in the Manila American Cemetery.

This is a cenotaph for Second Lieutenant Ezra McKenney who died as a POW camp September 7, 1944, he has a burial cross in the Manila American Cemetery. He died just a few months after his brother, Franklin, was killed during the invasion of France.

See Memorial ID #56762095
Ezra served as a Second Lieutenant, 91st Bomber Squadron, 27th Bomber Group, Light, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Cloud County, Kansas prior to the war.

He became a prisoner of the Japanese Army while fighting in the Philippines during the war in 1942.

Ezra was declared "Missing In Action" while a POW of the Japanese Army in the sinking of the "Shinyo Maru".

He was awarded the Prisoner Of War Medal and the Purple Heart.

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.

668 POW's died when the ship sank, leaving only 82 survivors. 47 of 52 Japanese guards also died. His remains were not recovered. Service # 0-404121

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Suggested edit: Ezra McKenney died in the sinking of the Shinyo Maru - a Japanese POW ship - that was torpedoed by an American submarine.
Contributor: JimO (46874118) • [email protected]
This is a family cenotaph as his military memorial is at the Tablets of the Missing in the Manila American Cemetery.

This is a cenotaph for Second Lieutenant Ezra McKenney who died as a POW camp September 7, 1944, he has a burial cross in the Manila American Cemetery. He died just a few months after his brother, Franklin, was killed during the invasion of France.

See Memorial ID #56762095
Ezra served as a Second Lieutenant, 91st Bomber Squadron, 27th Bomber Group, Light, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Cloud County, Kansas prior to the war.

He became a prisoner of the Japanese Army while fighting in the Philippines during the war in 1942.

Ezra was declared "Missing In Action" while a POW of the Japanese Army in the sinking of the "Shinyo Maru".

He was awarded the Prisoner Of War Medal and the Purple Heart.

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.

668 POW's died when the ship sank, leaving only 82 survivors. 47 of 52 Japanese guards also died. His remains were not recovered. Service # 0-404121

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Suggested edit: Ezra McKenney died in the sinking of the Shinyo Maru - a Japanese POW ship - that was torpedoed by an American submarine.
Contributor: JimO (46874118) • [email protected]

Inscription

17th BOMB. SQ. 27th Group
Killed while P.O.W. in P.I.




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  • Created by: KsDocent
  • Added: Nov 21, 2012
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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/101078216/ezra-mckenney: accessed ), memorial page for 2nd Lt Ezra McKenney (1919–7 Sep 1944), Find a Grave Memorial ID 101078216, citing Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Concordia, Cloud County, Kansas, USA; Maintained by KsDocent (contributor 47300995).