Sgt Billy S Sutton


Sgt Billy S Sutton

Death 7 Dec 1944 (aged 27)
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot SECTION 12 SITE 1246
Memorial ID 85964321 View Source
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Billy served as a Sergeant, 60th Coast Artillery (Anti-Aircraft), Coast Artillery Corps, U.S. Army during World War II.

He resided in West Virginia prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army on March 14, 1940, prior to the war. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a Teacher and also as Separated, with dependents.

Billy 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 the Hoten POW Camp Cemetery in China and was later repatriated here on March 17, 1948.

Service # 6583589

Billy also has a "Cenotaph" in the Machpelah Cemetery, Weston, West Virginia.
" Click Here " for that record.

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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: Anne Cady
  • Added: 28 Feb 2012
  • Find a Grave Memorial 85964321
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Sgt Billy S Sutton (7 Jun 1917–7 Dec 1944), Find a Grave Memorial ID 85964321, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .