Pvt. Earl Harrison Wheeler

 

      Born: 25 February 1915 - Wisconsin  Raised: Illinois Home: Nucces County, Texas

 

     Inducted: U. S. Army - 21 March 1941 - Fort Sam Houston,

     Ft. Knox, Kentucky,     Camp Polk, Louisiana

   

     Overseas Duty:    Philippine Islands       Engagements:     Battle of Bataan

     Prisoner of War:   9 April 1942  -  Death March

   

    POW Camps:     Philippine Islands: Camp O'Donnell,  Cabanatuan;
                         Japan: Fukuoka Camp #17
 

   Hell Ship: Oryoku Maru, Sailed: 13 December 1944 - Sunk: 15 December 1944 - Subic Bay

   Enoura Maru:  Sailed: 27 December 1944, Sunk: 6 January 1945 - Takao Harbor - Formosa

   Brazil Maru: Sailed: 13 January 1943 - Takao, Formosa - Arrived: 30 January 1945 - Moji, Japan 
                                                        Liberated: September 1945

       

 

                                                                             Died: 31 March 1993 - Abilene, Texas

 

                               

 

           

Credit: Jim Opolony Bataan Commemorative Research Project: http://www.proviso.k12.il.us/bataan%20web/index.htm

 

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