Corp Jim E Schwartz

Corp Jim E Schwartz

Birth
New Mexico, USA
Death 7 Sep 1944 (aged 21–22)
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 56790954 · View Source
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Jim served as a Corporal, 200th Coast Artillery Regiment, U.S. Army during World War II.

He resided in Luna County, New Mexico & was a member of the New Mexico National Guard prior to the war.

His National Guard unit was called into full time active Army service on January 6, 1941, prior to the war, from Deming Army Airforce Field, New Mexico. He was noted, at that time, as being employed as a Actor and also as Single, without dependents.

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

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

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

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.

His remains were not recovered.

Service # 20842464

( Bio by: Russell S. "Russ" Pickett )

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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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  • Added: 8 Aug 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 56790954
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Corp Jim E Schwartz (1922–7 Sep 1944), Find a Grave Memorial no. 56790954, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines ; Maintained by War Graves (contributor 6) .