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Corp Hays C. Campbell

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Corp Hays C. Campbell

Birth
Leslie County, Kentucky, USA
Death
24 Oct 1944 (aged 23)
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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Tablets of the Missing
Memorial ID
56759341 View Source

Enlisted on October 17, 1939
U.S. Army Corporal 6669702
17th Ordnance Company - Provisional Tank Group
POW☆​​MIA - Camp 1 Cabanatuan 1 2 3 Nueva Province - Luzon, Philippines
Missing in Action aboard the Arisan Maru

The Arisan Maru was a 6,886 GRT Type 2A freighter constructed in 1944 during World War II and was one of Imperial Japan's hell ships. The vessel, named for a mountain on Formosa, was initially used as a troop transport. The vessel was then turned over for use for the transportation of prisoners of war (POWs) from the Philippines to Manchuria, China or Japan. On October 24, 1944 the ship was torpedoed by an American submarine and sank. Of the 1,781 POWs aboard, all of them escaped the sinking ship but were not rescued by the Japanese. In the end, only nine of the prisoners survived the sinking

Enlisted on October 17, 1939
U.S. Army Corporal 6669702
17th Ordnance Company - Provisional Tank Group
POW☆​​MIA - Camp 1 Cabanatuan 1 2 3 Nueva Province - Luzon, Philippines
Missing in Action aboard the Arisan Maru

The Arisan Maru was a 6,886 GRT Type 2A freighter constructed in 1944 during World War II and was one of Imperial Japan's hell ships. The vessel, named for a mountain on Formosa, was initially used as a troop transport. The vessel was then turned over for use for the transportation of prisoners of war (POWs) from the Philippines to Manchuria, China or Japan. On October 24, 1944 the ship was torpedoed by an American submarine and sank. Of the 1,781 POWs aboard, all of them escaped the sinking ship but were not rescued by the Japanese. In the end, only nine of the prisoners survived the sinking

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Entered the service from Kentucky.


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  • Maintained by: Charging Forward KY
  • Originally Created by: War Graves
  • Added: 8 Aug 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 56759341
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56759341/hays-c-campbell: accessed ), memorial page for Corp Hays C. Campbell (28 Sep 1921–24 Oct 1944), Find a Grave Memorial ID 56759341, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines; Maintained by Charging Forward KY (contributor 49801517).