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SGT Vernon H Bussell

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SGT Vernon H Bussell

Birth
Harlan County, Kentucky, USA
Death
24 Oct 1944 (aged 23)
Memorial Site*
Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines

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

Plot
Tablets of the Missing
Memorial ID
56759295 View Source

Son of Clora Bussell, he was a member of Headquarters Company, 192nd Tank Battalion. Vernon was taken prisoner on 9 April 1942 by the Japanese during the invasion of the Philippines. He would survive two and half years of brutality at the hands of the Japanese until he died when the Japanese "Hell Ship" Arisan Maru was torpedoed by an American submarine in the South China Sea on 24 October 1944.

Son of Clora Bussell, he was a member of Headquarters Company, 192nd Tank Battalion. Vernon was taken prisoner on 9 April 1942 by the Japanese during the invasion of the Philippines. He would survive two and half years of brutality at the hands of the Japanese until he died when the Japanese "Hell Ship" Arisan Maru was torpedoed by an American submarine in the South China Sea on 24 October 1944.

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Entered the service from Kentucky.

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  • Maintained by: Eric Ackerman
  • Originally Created by: War Graves
  • Added: 8 Aug 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 56759295
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56759295/vernon-h-bussell: accessed ), memorial page for SGT Vernon H Bussell (1 Jul 1921–24 Oct 1944), Find a Grave Memorial ID 56759295, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines; Maintained by Eric Ackerman (contributor 48445240).