Douglas served as a Private, 20th Pursuit Squadron, 24th Pursuit Group, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.
He resided in Fresno County, California prior to the war.
He enlisted in the Army Air Corps on September 27, 1940, prior to the war, at March Field, Riverside, California. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being Single, without dependents.
Douglas 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 in 1948.
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Russell S. "Russ" Pickett
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