Sgt Clifford D. Hendon


Sgt Clifford D. Hendon

Rusk County, Texas, USA
Death 15 Dec 1944 (aged 40–41)
Memorial Site* Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines

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Son of Robert Jefferson Hendon and Lottie Belle Barber. Clifford married Hyland Cornelia Tackitt in 1926.

POW Sgt. Clifford D. HENDON (6295202) died for his country 15 Dec 1944.

From JimO: Sgt. Clifford D. Hendon was held as a POW in the Philippine Islands. In December 1944, he was boarded onto the Oryoku Maru for transport to Japan. The ship sailed on December 13th and came under attack from American planes on December 14th. As evening approached, the attack was called off. The next day the planes returned and continued the attack. When the pilots saw the large number of men climbing from the ship's holds, they realized the ship was carrying POWs and called off the attack. After the POWs were off the ship, the attack resumed and the ship was sunk by American planes at Subic Bay, Philippine Islands, on December 15, 1944. Hendon was killed during the attack on the ship.

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Entered the service from Texas --- 31st Infantry Regiment


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  • Maintained by: E W Hendon
  • Originally Created by: War Graves
  • Added: 8 Aug 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 56749302
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Sgt Clifford D. Hendon (1903–15 Dec 1944), Find a Grave Memorial ID 56749302, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines ; Maintained by E W Hendon (contributor 46851658) .