PFC Delbert Dalton Poindexter


PFC Delbert Dalton Poindexter

Texas, USA
Death 18 Dec 1942 (aged 26)
Burial Panhandle, Carson County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 46744051 View Source
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D.D. Poindexter Dies as Prisoner

Through information obtained by the Red Cross and forwarded to the family, it was learned today that Pfc. Delbert D. Poindexter of Panhandle, who was a member of the United States Army, died in a Japanese prison camp. The date of his death was not announced.

Pfc. Poindexter became a prisoner of war with the fall of the Philippine Islands. He was taken to a Japanese camp at Mukden, Menchukuo, according to the Red Cross dispatch to the family.

The Panhandle youth who was 25 years old enlisted in the army at Amarillo on Nov. 13, 1939.

Survivors are: the mother and father, Mr. and Mrs. J.L. Poindexter of Springtown; two sisters, Mrs. Monroe Southard and Mrs. Edgard Telchik, both of O'Donnell; three brothers, Cpt. James W. Poindexter of Camp Gruber, Okla., Pfc. David Archle Poindexter, somewhere in North Africa, and Virgil L. Poindexter of 2109 North West First Ave., Amarillo.

(Published in The Amarillo Globe-Times (Amarillo, Texas)16 Jun 1943, Wed Page 2)

U.S., World War II American and Allied Prisoners of War, 1941-1946

Name: Delbert D Poindexter
Race: White
Residence Place: Texas, USA
Report Date: 7 May 1942
Latest Report Date: 18 Dec 1942
Grade: Private
Grade Notes: Cadet, USMA or Chief Warrant Officer or Private or Apprentice, Seaman
Arm or Service: Ordnance Department
Arm or Service Code: Ordnance Department
Organization Type: B52
Parent Unit Type: 109th Infantry Division
Area Served: Southwest Pacific Theatre: Philippine Islands
Detaining Country: Japan
Camp: Hoten POW Camp (Mukden) Manchuria 42-123
Status: Died as Prisoner of War, Not Above Cases
Report Source: Individual has been reported through sources considered official.

U.S., Headstone Applications for Military Veterans, 1925-1970
Name: Delbert D Poindexter
Birth Date: 22 Aug 1916
Service Number: 6296847
Service Branch: Army
Unit: a/s ORD Det Phil Ord Depot 75 Ord Co
Enlistment Date: 13 Oct 1939
Death Date: 18 Dec 1942
Cemetery: Panhandle
Cemetery Location: Panhandle, Texas, USA


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