SSGT James O Brookens


SSGT James O Brookens

Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA
Death 29 Nov 1942 (aged 25)
Burial Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA
Plot Q 445
Memorial ID 116118722 View Source
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James served as a Staff Sergeant, Headquarters, Headquarters Squadron, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Queens County, New York prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army on August 7, 1939, prior to the war. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a motion picture projectionist and also as Single, without dependents.

James became a POW of the Japanese Army during the Battle of Bataan in the Philippines.

He "Died While A POW" of the Japanese Army at Hoten Pow Camp, Mukden, Manchuria 42-123 (China) during the war.

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

He was originally interred in the POW Camp in China and was later repatriated here on October 10, 1949.

Service # 6718112

Bio by:
Russell S. "Russ" Pickett

Special thanks to:
Jeff Hall for submitting this record for bio updates!

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  • Created by: Jeff Hall
  • Added: 26 Aug 2013
  • Find a Grave Memorial 116118722
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for SSGT James O Brookens (28 Feb 1917–29 Nov 1942), Find a Grave Memorial ID 116118722, citing National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA ; Maintained by Jeff Hall (contributor 47296194) .