Sgt Martin Eisenman

Sgt Martin Eisenman

Delaware, USA
Death 7 Sep 1944 (aged 27–28)
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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Memorial ID 56775511 · View Source
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Son of Israel Eisenman and Minnie Eisenman who resided at 200 West Thirty Seventh Street, Wilmington, Delaware.

Martin served as a Sergeant and mechanic of the 17th Pursuit Squadron, 24th Pursuit Group, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He enlisted in the Army on August 8, 1940, prior to the war, in Wilmington, Delaware. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being a Salespersons and as being Single, without dependents.

He became a prisoner of the Japanese Army while fighting in the Philippines during the war in 1942.

Martin was declared "Missing In Action" while a POW of the Japanese Army in the sinking of the "Shinyo Maru".

The Japanese ship "Shinyo Maru" was loaded with 750 U.S. POW's in the cargo holds. The U.S.S. Paddle (SS-263), not knowing that American POW's were on board, fired torpedoes at the ship off the coast of Mindanao and sank it. Some Japanese guards shot prisoners as they struggled from the holds after the attack or were in the water.

668 POW's died when the ship sank, leaving only 82 survivors. 47 of 52 Japanese guards also died.

Martin had served in the Air Corps for four years and one month at the time of his death and was decorated with the Prisoner Of War Medal and the Purple Heart.

Service # 6855191

This record is a "Cenotaph". He also has a "Cenotaph" at the Jewish Community Cemetery, Wilmington, DE.

You can see his other record by
"Clicking Here".


Soldiers & Sailors who died on the "Shinyo Maru":
( Last name staring with: A through D )
( Last name staring with: E through L )
( Last name staring with: M through R )
( Last name staring with: S through Z )

Survivor of the "Shinyo Maru"
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( Above listings created by: Russell S. "Russ" Pickett )


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  • Maintained by: Russ Pickett
  • Originally Created by: War Graves
  • Added: 8 Aug 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 56775511
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Sgt Martin Eisenman (1916–7 Sep 1944), Find a Grave Memorial no. 56775511, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .