Capt Francis Joseph Bridget

Capt Francis Joseph Bridget

Birth
Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, USA
Death 28 Jan 1945 (aged 47)
Philippines
Burial Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines
Memorial ID 56754567 · View Source
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Capt Francis Bridget 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 was sunk by American planes at Subic Bay, Philippine Islands, on December 15, 1944. The surviving POWs were boarded onto the Enoura Maru which reached Takao, Formosa. While docked it was bombed by American planes on January 9, 1945, killing many of the POWs. The surviving POWs were boarded onto the Brazil Maru, It was while he was on the ship that he died from wounds he received, on the Enoura Maru, before the ship reached Japan on January 29, 1945.

Gravesite Details Entered the service from California.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: War Graves
  • Added: 8 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56754567
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Capt Francis Joseph Bridget (2 Aug 1897–28 Jan 1945), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56754567, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines ; Maintained by War Graves (contributor 6) .