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Capt Ralph C. Berkelhamer

Capt Ralph C. Berkelhamer

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Death 24 Oct 1944 (aged 30)
Burial Forest Park, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Plot Gate 265 - Ziditshover
Memorial ID 80666713 · View Source
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Capt. Ralph C. Berkelhamer, M.C., graduate of the University of Illinois Medical School, 1939, entered the service of his country in May, 1941. In August, 1941 he was sent to the Philippine Islands as a Battalion Surgeon with the 45th Infantry Philippine Scouts. He was captured at the fall of Bataan, April, 1942 and was imprisoned at Camp O'Donnell and later at the Cabanatuan Prison Camp. At Cabnanautan he served as Detachment Commander of the hospital unit. On October 1, 1944, he sailed from Manila aboard a Japanese prison ship bound for Japan. On October 24, 1944, the vessel was sunk by submarine action in the South China Sea over 200 miles from the Chinese coast. He is believed to have perished in this incident.


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  • Created by: Jim Craig
  • Added: 18 Nov 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 80666713
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Capt Ralph C. Berkelhamer (26 Jun 1914–24 Oct 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 80666713, citing Waldheim Jewish Cemetery, Forest Park, Cook County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Jim Craig (contributor 46551563) .