Pvt Preston H. Asher

Pvt Preston H. Asher

Birth
Michigan, USA
Death 18 Dec 1942 (aged 23)
China
Burial
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Southfield, Oakland County, Michigan, USA
Plot Section 9 Lot 197 Grave 4
Memorial ID 54496664 · View Source
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Preston joined the US Army Air Corps 20 August 1941 and was taken prisoner when the Philippines fell to the Japanese during WWII. He sailed aboard the Tottori Maru, a Japanese "Hell Ship", along with hundreds of other POWs, to Pusan, Korea, and then taken to Hoten POW Camp in Mukden, Manchuria (present-day Shenyang, China). Preston died in Hoten of malaria and epilepsy.

It took a while for Preston to return home. He was buried 4 November 1947 with full military honors.


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  • Created by: Don J
  • Added: 4 Jul 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 54496664
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Pvt Preston H. Asher (19 Jun 1919–18 Dec 1942), Find A Grave Memorial no. 54496664, citing Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Southfield, Oakland County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by Don J (contributor 47106048) .