Tec5 Nicholas S Santo

Tec5 Nicholas S Santo

Birth
New York, USA
Death 7 Sep 1944 (aged 21–22)
At Sea
Memorial Site* Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines

* A structure erected in honor of someone whose remains lie elsewhere.

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Nicholas was the son of Nicholas R. and Lena M. Santo of Queens, New York. Identified siblings were Anna M., Peter A., and Rose M. Santo (1930 Census).

Nicholas Santo enlisted in the US Air Corps on 4 Jan 1940. He departed for the Philippines on 2 Apr 1940 and arrived at Nichols Field, Manila on 26 May 1940. He was later transferred to 19th Truck Company, Quartermaster Corps. On 7 May 1942, PFC Nicholas S. Santo was reported as a POW in the Philippines. He endured and survived the Bataan Death March and was in the Cabanatuan POW Camp. He was latered taken to the Davao POW Camp and was on the Lasang Air Strip Detail. Nicholas Santo was being transported on the "Hell Ship" Shinyo Maru from the Philippines to Japan when it was sunk by an American Torpedo on 7 Sep 1944. Hell ships were not marked as POW carriers (The Quan, Sept 1955, Volume 5, #2; WWII POW Rolls).

Gravesite Details Entered the service from New York.

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  • Maintained by: truchasnm
  • Originally Created by: War Graves
  • Added: 8 Aug 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 56753472
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Tec5 Nicholas S Santo (1922–7 Sep 1944), Find a Grave Memorial no. 56753472, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines ; Maintained by truchasnm (contributor 47143330) .