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 James William Durr

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James William Durr

Birth
Mercer County, Kentucky, USA
Death
25 Nov 1972 (aged 53)
Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, USA
Burial
Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, USA
Plot
Garden LN, Section 139, Lot G, Space 73
Memorial ID
78921772 View Source

James Durr was a private in D Company, 192nd Tank Battalion. He was stationed in the Philippine Islands when Japan attacked Pearl Harbor. Ten hours later, he lived through the bombing of Clark Airfield. For four months, he fought, with the other soldiers on Bataan, to slow Japan’s conquest of the Philippines. Without food, without adequate supplies, and no hope of being relieved, he became a Prisoner of War on April 9, 1942, when Bataan was surrendered to the Japanese.
As a POW, he was held at Camp O’Donnell and Cabanatuan in the Philippines. He was later transported to Japan and held at Kawasaki POW Camp. He remained in the camp until liberated at the end of the war.

James Durr was a private in D Company, 192nd Tank Battalion. He was stationed in the Philippine Islands when Japan attacked Pearl Harbor. Ten hours later, he lived through the bombing of Clark Airfield. For four months, he fought, with the other soldiers on Bataan, to slow Japan’s conquest of the Philippines. Without food, without adequate supplies, and no hope of being relieved, he became a Prisoner of War on April 9, 1942, when Bataan was surrendered to the Japanese.
As a POW, he was held at Camp O’Donnell and Cabanatuan in the Philippines. He was later transported to Japan and held at Kawasaki POW Camp. He remained in the camp until liberated at the end of the war.

Bio by: JimO


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