Sgt William B. Alvis

Sgt William B. Alvis

Birth
Toms Creek, Wise County, Virginia, USA
Death 4 Feb 1943 (aged 30)
China
Burial Weber City, Scott County, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 54485781 · View Source
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William joined the US Army Air Corps at Big Stone Gap, Virginia and was taken as a prisoner of war when the Philippines, where William was serving as a member of Headquarters, 24th Pursuit Group, fell to the Japanese during WWII. He left the Philippines in 1942, along with hundreds of other Allied prisoners of war, on the Japanese "hell ship" Tottori Maru, bound for Pusan, Korea. After he arrived at Pusan, he was taken to Camp Hoten in Mukden, Manchuria (present-day Shenyang, China) where he died of diarrhea and beri-beri. Military Serial Number 680968.


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  • Created by: Don J
  • Added: 4 Jul 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 54485781
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sgt William B. Alvis (25 Feb 1912–4 Feb 1943), Find A Grave Memorial no. 54485781, citing Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, Scott County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Don J (contributor 47106048) .