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Corp Donald L Boyd

Corp Donald L Boyd

Death 24 Oct 1944
At Sea
Burial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines
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Memorial ID 55922532 · View Source
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Son of Edward E. Boyd who resided in Livonia, New York.

Donald served as a Corporal in the 60th Coast Artillery Regiment, U.S. Army during World War II.

He resided in Ontario County, New York prior to the war.

Donald was declared "Missing In Action" while a POW of the Japanese Army.

The Japanese ship "Arisan Maru" was loaded with 1,782 U.S. POW's and about 100 civilians in the cargo holds. The U.S.S. Shark, not knowing that American POW's were on board, fired three torpedoes at 5:30pm that hit the ship, causing it to break into two pieces that floated before sinking.

The entire crew except for nine of the POWs aboard died in the sinking. The sinking was the largest loss of American lives in a single disaster at sea.

Donald was awarded the Prisoner Of War Medal and the Purple Heart.

Service # 12002754

(Bio by: Russell S. "Russ" Pickett)




  • Maintained by: Russ Pickett
  • Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 5 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 55922532
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Corp Donald L Boyd (unknown–24 Oct 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 55922532, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .