Pvt Dick Masten Appel

Pvt Dick Masten Appel

Boise, Ada County, Idaho, USA
Death 29 Apr 1942 (aged 30)
Memorial Site* Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines

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Dick resided at Route 1, Ellendale, Sussex County, Delaware prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army on August 12, 1940, prior to the war, in Dover, Delaware. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a mechanic and also as Single, without dependents.

Dick served as a Private and an Assistant Crew Chief on a P-35A airplane with the 20th Pursuit Squadron, 24th Pursuit Group, U.S. Army Air Corps at Nichols Field on Luzon during World War II.

He was taken prisoner by the Japanese on April 10, 1942 and held at an unstated POW Camp in the Philippines.

Dick "Died While A POW" of the Japanese of pneumonia while a prisoner. He had served in the Air Corps for one year and eight months at the time of his death.

His remains were not recovered.

He was awarded the Prisoner Of War Medal and the Purple Heart.

Service # 12014000

( Bio by: Russ Pickett )

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  • Maintained by: Russ Pickett
  • Originally Created by: War Graves
  • Added: 8 Aug 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 56774580
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Pvt Dick Masten Appel (10 Jan 1912–29 Apr 1942), Find a Grave Memorial no. 56774580, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .