Sgt James H. Schultz

Sgt James H. Schultz

Birth
Milton Junction, Rock County, Wisconsin, USA
Death 7 Sep 1944 (aged 21)
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 56785344 · View Source
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Sgt. James Schultz was a Wisconsin National Guardsman called to federal service when his tank company became A Company, 192nd Tank Battalion. He fought in some of the first tank battles of World War II involving American tanks. On April 9, 1942, he became a Prisoner of War and took part in the Bataan Death March. As a POW, he was held at Camp O'Donnell, Cabanatuan, and sent to Davao, Mindanao to build runways at an airfield. While being transported back to Manila, the ship he was on, the Shinyo Maru was attacked by an American submarine. The Japanese guards had warned the POWs that if the ship was attacked, they would kill the POWs. They kept their word. Sgt. James Schultz died during the sinking of the Shinyo Maru.


For more information, go to:
Proviso East High School Bataan Commemorative Research Project

Gravesite Details Entered the service from Wisconsin.

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  • Maintained by: JimO
  • Originally Created by: War Graves
  • Added: 8 Aug 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 56785344
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sgt James H. Schultz (10 Feb 1923–7 Sep 1944), Find a Grave Memorial no. 56785344, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines ; Maintained by JimO (contributor 46874118) .