A Virtual Cemetery created by Russ Pickett

Shinyo Maru ~ Survivors

The Japanese ship "Shinyo Maru" was loaded with 750 U.S. POW's in the cargo holds. The U.S.S. Paddle (SS-263), not knowing that American POW's were on board, fired torpedoes at the ship off the coast of Mindanao and sank it. Some Japanese guards shot prisoners as they struggled from the holds after the attack or were in the water. 668 POW's died when the ship sank, leaving only 82 survivors. 47 of 52 Japanese guards also died.

4 memorials

Walter Neal Alexander

25 Feb 1924 – 18 May 1999

Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado, USA

Plot info: Block 00216 000322 - 0000SE

Corp John R Bennett

16 Oct 1917 – 15 Jun 1983

Calverton, Suffolk County, New York, USA

Plot info: 10, 0, 4479

William Esco Biddle

16 Oct 1922 – 5 Mar 1989

Tippecanoe Township, Tippecanoe County, Indiana, USA

Plot info: Area: WW II, Section: New World, Row: J, Grave: 18

TSGT Ray Edwin Billick

8 Oct 1918 – 22 Feb 1976

Nampa, Canyon County, Idaho, USA

Plot info: R_782_4