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.
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Russell S. "Russ" Pickett