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 Walter Earl Van Horn

Walter Earl Van Horn

Birth
USA
Death 26 Jan 1945 (aged 31)
USA
Burial Harp, Hot Spring County, Arkansas, USA
Memorial ID 5408716 · View Source
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Son of Martha E. and William D. Van Horn.

VAN HORN, WALTER E. PFC ASN 37049584
PHILIPPINE MEDICAL DEPT. ASSIGNED GENERAL HOSPITAL # 2 (BATTAN) AT SURRENDER STATE OF RESIDENCE: MISSOURI
DIED 26 JAN 1945 ON THE BRAZIL MARU, FOUR DAYS BEFORE ARRIVING AT MOJI, JAPAN; BURIED AT SEA ASSIGNMENT PRIOR TO WAR: FORT MILLS HOSPITAL
PREVIOUS CAMPS IN PHILIPPINES BEFORE SHIPMENT TO JAPAN WERE:
O'DONELL (SURVIVED THE DEATH MARCH)
CABANATUAN AFTER JUNE 1942
BILIBID (FOR TRANSIT ONLY) DECEMBER 1944
ORYOKU MARU (SUNK) HE SURIVIVED & WAS TRANSFER TO ENOURA MARU (SUNK IN TAIWAN) SURIVIVED AGAIN
TRANSFER TO BRAZIL MARU
HE DIED BEFORE ARRIVAL IN JAPAN
HE IS NOTED ON THE MANILA TABLET OF THE MISSING NOTE: BOTH THE ORYOKU MARU & ENOURA MARU WERE SUNK BY AIRCRAFTS FROM THE USS HORNETS WHO WERE UNAWARE THAT THEY WERE PRISONER OF WAR SHIPS

ST. LOUISIAN REPORTED HELD BY JAPANESE
PRIVATE Walter EARL VAN HORN, 29, REPORTED MISSING AFTER THE FALL OF CORREGIDOR, IS NOW A JAPANESE PRISONER, HIS FATHER W. D. VAN HORN, 4049 A SHENANDOAH AVENUE, LEARNED YESTERDAY.
PRIVATE VAN HORN ENLISTED IN THE MEDICAL CORPS IN SEPTEMBER, 1942. EDUCATED AT ILLINOIS SCHOOL, HE WAS EMPLOYED AS A METAL WORKER BEFORE ENLISTING. A BROTHER SEAMAN FIRST CLASS EDWARD VAN HORN, 19, IS ON ACTIVE DUTY WITH THE NAVY.

AMERICAN BATTLE MOUMENTS COMMISSION
THE WORLD WAR TWO HONOR ROLL
WALTER E. VAN HORN
PRIVATE, U.S. ARMY
SERVICE # 37049584
2ND GENERAL HOSPITAL
ENTER THE SERVICE FROM: MISSOURI
DIED: 26-JAN-1945
MISSING IN ACTION OR BURIED AT SEA
TABLETS OF THE MISSING AT MANILA AMERICAN CEMETERY MANILA, PHILIPPINES
He recieved the Purple Heart which was sent to his parents.



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  • Maintained by: Joanne
  • Originally Created by: Pat Hall
  • Added: 2 May 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5408716
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Walter Earl Van Horn (9 Aug 1913–26 Jan 1945), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5408716, citing Harp Cemetery, Harp, Hot Spring County, Arkansas, USA ; Maintained by Joanne (contributor 47312652) .