Capt Willard Barrett Holdredge

Capt Willard Barrett Holdredge

Birth
Syracuse, Onondaga County, New York, USA
Death 15 Dec 1944 (aged 27)
At Sea
Burial Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines
Memorial ID 56752216 · View Source
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Capt. Willard B. Holdredge 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. Holdredge was killed in the attack on the ship.

Gravesite Details Entered the service from New York.

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  • Created by: War Graves
  • Added: 8 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56752216
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Capt Willard Barrett Holdredge (7 Jan 1917–15 Dec 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56752216, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines ; Maintained by War Graves (contributor 6) .