1Lt Robert B Fugate

1Lt Robert B Fugate

Birth
Clay County, Indiana, USA
Death 28 Jan 1945 (aged 25)
Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines
Burial Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines
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Memorial ID 56760399 · View Source
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1st Lt. Robert B. Fugate 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 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. The surviving POWs were boarded onto the Enoura Maru which sailed on December 27th for Takao, Formosa. Fugate died the next day, and his body was thrown into the sea.


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Gravesite Details Entered the service from Indiana.

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  • Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 8 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56760399
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for 1Lt Robert B Fugate (14 Oct 1919–28 Jan 1945), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56760399, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines ; Maintained by CWGC/ABMC (contributor 6) .