PFC Ralph E Gittings


PFC Ralph E Gittings

District of Columbia, USA
Death 8 Jan 1943 (aged 30)
Burial Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA
Plot O 208
Memorial ID 64252112 View Source
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Ralph served as a Private First Class, Battery F, 60th Coast Artillery Corps, U.S. Army during World War II.

He resided in Hudson County, New Jersey prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army Coast Artillery Corps on August 5, 1940, prior to the war, in New York City, New York. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a Plumber and also as Single, without dependents.

Ralph became a POW of the Japanese Army during the "Fall Of the Philippines" in 1942.

He "Died While A POW" of the Japanese Army at Hoten Pow Camp, Mukden, Manchuria 42-123 (China) during the war.

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

He was originally interred in the POW Camp in China and was later repatriated here on February 17, 1949.

Service # 12007152

At the families request, his place of birth was added to his headstone (District Of Columbia) instead of his state of residence, which was normally done, (New Jersey).

Bio by:
Russell S. "Russ" Pickett

Special thanks to:
Jeff Hall for submitting this record for bio updates!


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  • Added: 15 Jan 2011
  • Find a Grave Memorial 64252112
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for PFC Ralph E Gittings (25 Nov 1912–8 Jan 1943), Find a Grave Memorial ID 64252112, citing National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA ; Maintained by Jeff Hall (contributor 47296194) .