PVT Maurice R Hovarter

Indiana, USA
Death 29 Dec 1942 (aged 23–24)
Burial Body lost or destroyed, Specifically: Place of burial being researched
Memorial ID 164836455 View Source
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Son of Otto Thomas Hovarter (1886–1957) & Carrie Wood Hovarter (1892–1971).

Maurice served as a Private, Headquarters Sqd, 27th Bomber Group (Light), U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in De Kalb County, Indiana prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army Air Corps on September 21, 1940, prior to the war, at Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indiana. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a Driver and also as Single, without dependents.

Maurice 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 is now interred in an unknown cemetery in Indiana.

Service # 15059076

Bio by:
Russell S. "Russ" Pickett


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  • Created by: Russ Pickett
  • Added: 13 Jun 2016
  • Find a Grave Memorial 164836455
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for PVT Maurice R Hovarter (1918–29 Dec 1942), Find a Grave Memorial ID 164836455, ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) Body lost or destroyed, who reports a Place of burial being researched.