PFC Billy Arlen Knight

PFC Billy Arlen Knight

Birth
Itasca County, Minnesota, USA
Death 1 Jan 1943 (aged 19)
Burial Coleraine, Itasca County, Minnesota, USA
Plot Block 34 Lot 29
Memorial ID 84389912 · View Source
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Billy served as a Private First Class, 808th Military Police Company, 59th Coast Artillery Regiment, Coast Artillery Corps, U.S. Army during World War II.

He resided in Itasca County, Minnesota prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army Coast Artillery Corps on February 6, 1941, prior to the war, at Fort Snelling, Minnesota. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being Single, without dependents.

Billy 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 repatriated here in 1947.

Service # 17025116

Bio by:
Russell S. "Russ" Pickett

Special thanks to:
ShaneO for submitting this record for bio updates!


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  • Created by: ShaneO
  • Added: 2 Feb 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 84389912
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for PFC Billy Arlen Knight (3 Sep 1923–1 Jan 1943), Find A Grave Memorial no. 84389912, citing Lakeview Cemetery, Coleraine, Itasca County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by ShaneO (contributor 47009366) .