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 William David Sparrow

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William David Sparrow

Birth
Boyle County, Kentucky, USA
Death
5 May 1952 (aged 36)
Burial
Harrodsburg, Mercer County, Kentucky, USA
Memorial ID
117400180 View Source

Sgt. William D. Sparrow was a member of D Company, 192nd Tank Battalion. He was stationed in the Philippine Islands when Japan attacked Pearl Harbor. He fought the Japanese for four months and when Bataan was surrendered to the Japanese. He, with other members of his battalion, escaped to Corregidor. On May 7, 1942, he became a Prisoner of War when American forces in the Philippines were surrendered to the Japanese. As a POW, he was held at Cabanatuan on Luzon. He was sent to Japan on a "hell ship" and was held as a POW at Tanagawa #4-B and Osaka #5. He was liberated at the end of the war.

Sgt. William D. Sparrow was a member of D Company, 192nd Tank Battalion. He was stationed in the Philippine Islands when Japan attacked Pearl Harbor. He fought the Japanese for four months and when Bataan was surrendered to the Japanese. He, with other members of his battalion, escaped to Corregidor. On May 7, 1942, he became a Prisoner of War when American forces in the Philippines were surrendered to the Japanese. As a POW, he was held at Cabanatuan on Luzon. He was sent to Japan on a "hell ship" and was held as a POW at Tanagawa #4-B and Osaka #5. He was liberated at the end of the war.


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