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CPL Delbert L Tilton

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CPL Delbert L Tilton

Birth
South Dakota, USA
Death 6 Jan 1943 (aged 26)
China
Burial Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA
Plot C, 484
Memorial ID 3794585 View Source
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Delbert served as a Corporal, 2nd Observation Squadron, 27th Bomber Group, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

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

He enlisted in the Army Air Corps on September 6, 1940, prior to the war, at Fort Missoula, Montana. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being Single, without dependents.

Delbert 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 February 3, 1949.

Service # 19018446

Bio by:
Russell S. "Russ" Pickett

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Below submitted by:
Eric Ackerman.

THE DAILY INTER LAKE, KALISPELL, MONTANA, TUESDAY, JUNE 22, 1943, PAGE FOUR

Private Delbert L. Tilton, son of Mrs. Elsie E. Tilton, route two, Kalispell, has been reported as dead from disease in a Japanese prison camp by the International Red Cross. Private Tilton was one of over 300 reported as dying in prison camps from malaria, diptheria, dysentery and pneumonia.


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  • Imported from: US Veteran's Affairs
  • Originally Created by: US Veterans Affairs Office
  • Added: 3 Mar 2000
  • Find a Grave Memorial 3794585
  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/3794585/delbert-l-tilton : accessed ), memorial page for CPL Delbert L Tilton (22 Mar 1916–6 Jan 1943), Find a Grave Memorial ID 3794585, citing National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA ; Maintained by US Veterans Affairs Office (contributor 5) .