Elwell served as a Private First Class, 19th Bomber Group, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.
He resided in Atlantic County, New Jersey prior to the war.
He enlisted in the Army on January 16, 1940, prior to the war.
Elwell became a POW of the Japanese Army during the "Fall Of the Philippines" in 1942.
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 repatriated here.
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Russell S. "Russ" Pickett
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