PFC Yoshio Tengwan

PFC Yoshio Tengwan

Lahaina, Maui County, Hawaii, USA
Death 15 Oct 1944 (aged 22)
Bruyeres, Departement des Vosges, Lorraine, France
Burial Epinal, Departement des Vosges, Lorraine, France
Plot Section A ~ Row 9 ~ Grave 65
Memorial ID 56375902 · View Source
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Yoshio served as a Private First Class, 442nd Infantry Regiment, U.S. Army during World War II.

He resided in Hawaii prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army on March 25, 1943. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a Skilled mechanic and also as Single, without dependents.

On October 14, 1944 the 442nd Infantry, along with the 100th Infantry Battalion (attached), were assigned to liberate Bruyeres, France which was considered a gateway to entering Germany during the war. They were tasked to attack, what was called at that time, Hill's A, B, C, and D. Each hill was heavily guarded, as each hill was key in order to take and secure Bruyeres. Hitler had ordered the German frontline to fight at all costs as this was the last barrier between the Allied forces and Germany.

Yoshio was "Killed In Action" in the attack on Hill B near Bruyeres, France during the war. He was awarded the Purple Heart.

Service # 30105550

Related to Mrs. Mildred L. Tengwan who resided in New York City, New York.

( Bio by: Russ Pickett )

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Information on PFC Yoshio Tengwan being one of eleven Japanese-Americans interred at Epinal submitted by Dwight "Andy" Anderson.



  • Maintained by: Russ Pickett
  • Originally Created by: War Graves
  • Added: 7 Aug 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 56375902
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for PFC Yoshio Tengwan (5 May 1922–15 Oct 1944), Find a Grave Memorial no. 56375902, citing Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial, Epinal, Departement des Vosges, Lorraine, France ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .