Sgt Roy J Long

Sgt Roy J Long

Birth
Illinois, USA
Death 7 Dec 1944 (aged 41)
China
Burial Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA
Plot C 934
Memorial ID 81097987 · View Source
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Roy served as a Sergeant, Battery D, 60th Coast Artillery, Anti-Aircraft, U.S. Army during World War II.

He resided in McHenry County, Illinois prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army Coast Artillery Corps on April 3, 1941, prior to the war. He was noted as being employed in electroplating and/or galvanizing and also as Single, with dependents.

Roy became a Prisoner Of War of the Japanese Army and was held at the Hoten Pow Camp, Mukden, Manchuria.

He was one of 19 POW's "Killed In Action" when two bombs from an American B-29 stuck the camp.

He received the Prisoner Of War Medal and the Purple Heart.

He was originally interred in Schofield Barracks Cemetery and was later repatriated here on February 3, 1949.

Service # 6796346

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16 Others who died in this bombing incident:

Buck, William E ~ PFC, AR
Carr, Ulysis B ~ PFC, AL
Fleming, John W ~ Sgt, NM
Grizzard, Herbert W ~ MM1c, TN
Jette, Leon R ~ Pvt, MT
Lane, Arthur V ~ PTR1, CA
Long, Roy J ~ Sgt, IL
Mabry, Lonnie G ~ RM2, VA
Mitchell, Robert E ~ Sgt, NM
Privatsky, Edward E ~ Pvt, ID
Ravin, Frederick S ~ TM1c, OR
Roetschke, Ralph W ~ Pvt, TX
Sabo, Alex J ~ Pvt, MD
Skabicki, Leon ~ Pfc, NJ
Sutton, Billy S ~ Sgt, WV
Wood, Kenneth C ~ MM3, CA

Bio & Listing by:
Russell S. "Russ" Pickett

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  • Maintained by: Russ Pickett
  • Originally Created by: Jeff Hall
  • Added: 27 Nov 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 81097987
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sgt Roy J Long (10 Jan 1903–7 Dec 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 81097987, citing National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .