Calvin R Graef

Calvin R Graef

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Death 6 Mar 1997 (aged 81)
Burial Santa Fe, Santa Fe County, New Mexico, USA
Plot 9, 0, 3029
Military M SGT, US ARMY
Memorial ID 713585 · View Source
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1st Sgt. Calvin R. Graef, served as a member of 200th Coast Artillery from Silver City, New Mexico during WWII. He was captured by the Japanese and survived Bataan Death March.
On October 24, 1944, while being transported as a POW abord a Japanese freighter, 1st Sgt. Graef was one of five prisoners to survive the sinking of the Arisan Maru and make his way to China. The other 1,774 passangers, mostly American POWs died at sea. Tragically, the Arisan Maru was torpedoed by either the submarines USS Shark (SS-314) or the USS Snook (SS-279).


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  • Imported from: US Veteran's Affairs
  • Originally Created by: US Veterans Affairs Office
  • Added: 25 Feb 2000
  • Find a Grave Memorial 713585
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Calvin R Graef (24 Jul 1915–6 Mar 1997), Find a Grave Memorial no. 713585, citing Santa Fe National Cemetery, Santa Fe, Santa Fe County, New Mexico, USA ; Maintained by US Veterans Affairs Office (contributor 5) .