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MAJ Douglas William Bogue

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MAJ Douglas William Bogue

Birth
Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA
Death
5 Mar 2004 (aged 85)
Lompoc, Santa Barbara County, California, USA
Burial
Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot
Section 76, Site 1052
Memorial ID
188968139 View Source

Captain Bogue was one of only 11 American POWs who escaped the horrific slaughter committed by the Japanese at the Palawan camp on December 14, 1944.

He was awarded the Legion of Merit for his escape from the camp, killing three guards. He testified at the war crimes trial in Japan in 1948. He returned to service with the 6th Marine Division in Tientsin, China until 1949. Assigned to Korea with the the 11th Marines in 1951, he received a battlefield commission to Captain. He retired from the service in 1959.

He married his long time girlfriend, Betty, in 1945. They were married for sixty years before his passing.

He worked for the San Diego and Arizona Eastern Railway for twenty years. He became a civilian pilot.

Upon his passing at age 85, a memorial service was held in Moffett Field and his ashes scattered at sea per his request.

Captain Bogue was one of only 11 American POWs who escaped the horrific slaughter committed by the Japanese at the Palawan camp on December 14, 1944.

He was awarded the Legion of Merit for his escape from the camp, killing three guards. He testified at the war crimes trial in Japan in 1948. He returned to service with the 6th Marine Division in Tientsin, China until 1949. Assigned to Korea with the the 11th Marines in 1951, he received a battlefield commission to Captain. He retired from the service in 1959.

He married his long time girlfriend, Betty, in 1945. They were married for sixty years before his passing.

He worked for the San Diego and Arizona Eastern Railway for twenty years. He became a civilian pilot.

Upon his passing at age 85, a memorial service was held in Moffett Field and his ashes scattered at sea per his request.


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