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 Etta Eugenie <I>Schureman</I> Jones

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Etta Eugenie Schureman Jones

Birth
Waterbury, New Haven County, Connecticut, USA
Death
12 Dec 1965 (aged 86)
Bradenton, Manatee County, Florida, USA
Burial
Burial Details Unknown
Memorial ID
199799498 View Source

US Dept of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs employee. Stationed at the small native village at Chichagof Harbor on Attu Island, the westernmost island in the Aleutian Islands, Territory of Alaska, as a schoolteacher and nurse when the Japanese landed in early June 1942. They executed her husband Charles, a radio operator also employed by the BIA, because he wouldn't repair an amateur radio they wanted to use. Etta was held as a Prisoner of War (POW) at several POW Camps in Japan until the end of World War II in Sep 1945.

https://www.adn.com/our-alaska/article/lone-civilian-one-alaska-war-heros-unique-place-history/2014/05/24/

US Dept of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs employee. Stationed at the small native village at Chichagof Harbor on Attu Island, the westernmost island in the Aleutian Islands, Territory of Alaska, as a schoolteacher and nurse when the Japanese landed in early June 1942. They executed her husband Charles, a radio operator also employed by the BIA, because he wouldn't repair an amateur radio they wanted to use. Etta was held as a Prisoner of War (POW) at several POW Camps in Japan until the end of World War II in Sep 1945.

https://www.adn.com/our-alaska/article/lone-civilian-one-alaska-war-heros-unique-place-history/2014/05/24/


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