Was in the Bataan death march.
Prisoner Of War - Mukden POW Camp via the ship Tottori Marau (Hell Ship). Cause of death: beri beri dysentery
POW ID 1512
(en route at Pusanm Korea)
Brooklyn Man Dies in Jap Prison Camp
BROOKLYN — Pvt. James Thickpenny, son of Mr, and Mrs. William Thickpenny, Brooklyn farmers, has died in a Japanese prison camp in Japan or China, his parents were informed in a war department telegram received Saturday. Pvt. Thickpenny enlisted in the army. Feb. 3, 1941, at the age of 20, and went first to Ft. McDowell, Calif. On Apr. 14 he was sent to the Philippines and was stationed at Ft. Mills in Corrigedor island when it surrendered. He was last heard from Dec. 18, 1941. In February, 1943, his parents were informed that he was a Japanese prisoner.
December 20, 1943, Wisconsin State Journal, p. 2, col. 3, Madison, Wisconsin
US ARMY PVT WORLD WAR II
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