PFC Bobbie B Compton

PFC Bobbie B Compton

Birth
Shelby County, Texas, USA
Death 14 Jul 1944 (aged 24)
China
Burial Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA
Plot A 456
Memorial ID 64775823 · View Source
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Bobbie served as a Private First Class, Battery E, 59th Coast Artillery Corps, U.S. Army during World War II.

He resided in Dona Ana County, New Mexico prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army on September 7, 1940, prior to the war, at Fort Bliss, El Paso, Texas. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being Single, without dependents.

Bobbie 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 January 24, 1949.

Service # 18014487

Bio by:
Russell S. "Russ" Pickett

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


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  • Created by: Jeff Hall
  • Added: 27 Jan 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 64775823
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for PFC Bobbie B Compton (21 Apr 1920–14 Jul 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 64775823, citing National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA ; Maintained by Jeff Hall (contributor 47296194) .