SGT Chester R Sears


SGT Chester R Sears

California, USA
Death 8 Mar 1943 (aged 42)
Burial Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA
Plot P, 1122
Memorial ID 3791817 View Source
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Chester served as a Sergeant, 2nd Observation Squadron, 27th Bombardment Group (Light), U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Gallatin County, Montana prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army on December 18, 1939, prior to the war.

Chester 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 on November 17, 1949.

Service # 6211970

Bio by:
Russell S. "Russ" Pickett

Gravesite Details Entered the service from Montana.


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  • Originally Created by: US Veterans Affairs Office
  • Added: 3 Mar 2000
  • Find a Grave Memorial 3791817
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for SGT Chester R Sears (29 Jun 1900–8 Mar 1943), Find a Grave Memorial ID 3791817, citing National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA ; Maintained by US Veterans Affairs Office (contributor 5) .