American Merchant Marine Prisoners of War or Civilian Internees during World War II

The POWs and internees include:

78 held by Germans
472 held by Japanese (1 woman)
141 held by Germans and Japanese
2 held by Italians and Germans
25 unknown
98 Died while POW
718 Total

Age - at time of capture
Home - home address of designated next of kin [PI= Philippine Islands, PR=Puerto Rico]

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We realize that in some cases the number of POWs listed below does not match the number listed on the Ships Sunk and Damaged pages.

Admiral Y. S. Williams Scuttled in Kowloon on 12/25/41 (29 men)

Lastname Firstname
Age
Home Position Location Outcome
Adams Charles Wigton
41
  Seaman Japanese: Shumshuipo camp Kowloon; Stanley Camp Hong Kong Exchanged 08/42 on Gripsholm
Blaich August Louis   Oakland CA Wiper Japanese: Shumshuipo camp Kowloon; Stanley Camp Hong Kong Released
Butler Charles G.
39
  Seaman Japanese: Stanley Camp Hong Kong Exchanged 08/42 on Gripsholm
Cady Charles E.
47
  Seaman Japanese: Shumshuipo camp Kowloon; Stanley Camp Hong Kong Exchanged 08/42 on Gripsholm
Casale Michael Jr.
25
  Seaman Japanese: Shumshuipo camp Kowloon; Stanley Camp Hong Kong Exchanged 08/42 on Gripsholm
Christensen Harold   Denmark Oiler Japanese: Shumshuipo camp Kowloon Died POW Japanese
Davis Paul W.   Los Angeles CA Oiler Japanese: Shumshuipo camp Kowloon Died POW Japanese 03/28/44 Buried Honolulu NatCem
Disper Loren Anthony   Los Angeles CA Radio Oper. Japanese: Shumshuipo camp Kowloon Released
Goldman Harry   San Francisco CA Ch. Engineer Japanese: Shumshuipo camp Kowloon Died POW Japanese
Hansen Thorwald   San Francisco CA A.B. Japanese: Shumshuipo camp Kowloon; commited suicide Died POW Japanese (suicide)
Howley William
39
  Seaman Japanese: Stanley Camp Hong Kong Exchanged 08/42 on Gripsholm
Hughes Lycurgus Gordon   Chico CA 4th Engineer Japanese: Shumshuipo camp Kowloon Released
Huston Parkman Scott
45
Seattle WA F/W Japanese: Shumshuipo camp Kowloon Released
Lindgren William   Stockholm Sweden Carpenter Japanese: Shumshuipo camp Kowloon Released
Maulonis John R.   San Francisco CA Bosun Japanese: Shumshuipo camp Kowloon Released
Michaelson Irving   Los Angeles CA Steward Japanese: Shumshuipo camp Kowloon Released
Nielsen Carl Twed   San Pedro CA Messman Japanese: Shumshuipo camp Kowloon Released
Nystrom Fred   Seattle WA Captain Japanese: Shumshuipo camp Kowloon Released
Olsen Jakob Albert Thor   Vashon Island WA 3rd Mate Japanese: Shumshuipo camp Kowloon Released
Pedersen Halfdan Olaus   North Hollywood CA 1st Engineer Japanese: Shumshuipo camp Kowloon; Stanley Camp Hong Kong Released
Randeberg Martin   Los Angeles CA Chief Mate Japanese: Shumshuipo camp Kowloon Released
Ravn Harold P.
34
  Seaman Japanese: Shumshuipo camp Kowloon; Stanley Camp Hong Kong Released 8/42 on Gripsholm
Riley Mark Francis   New York NY A.B. Japanese: Shumshuipo camp Kowloon Released
Sandstrom Ivar [Ivan]   San Pedro CA 2nd Mate Japanese: Shumshuipo camp Kowloon Released
Sundberg Gus H.
41
  Seaman Japanese: Shumshuipo camp Kowloon; Stanley Camp Hong Kong; Sime Rd Intern Camp Exchanged 08/42 on Gripsholm
Swaney Howard E.
39
  Seaman Japanese: Shumshuipo camp Kowloon; Stanley Camp Hong Kong Exchanged 08/42 on Gripsholm
Ward Harry C.
44
  Seaman Japanese: Shumshuipo camp Kowloon; Stanley Camp Hong Kong Exchanged 08/42 on Gripsholm
Weisman [Wiseman] Compton
26
  Seaman Japanese: Shumshuipo camp Kowloon; Stanley Camp Hong Kong Released 8/42 on Gripsholm
White Alva Victor   Amarillo TX 3rd Engineer Japanese: Shumshuipo camp Kowloon Released

American Leader shelled, torpedoed, and sunk by Michel in South Atlantic 09/10/42 (39 men)
Story of American Leader

Lastname Firstname
Age
Home Position Location Outcome
Albert Sidney Muller   Pisgah Forest NC Cook German: aboard Michel, Uckermark; Japanese: Java, Sumatra Died Sumatra 5/28/45
Bowens George Henry   New York NY Pantry German: aboard Michel, Uckermark; Japanese: Java Died on Tomahaku Maru 6/26/44
Cohen Joseph   New York NY Radio Operator German: aboard Michel, Uckermark; Japanese: Java Released
D’Ambrose Ernest William
18
New York NY Wiper German: aboard Michel, Uckermark; Japanese: Java &Kyushu Released
Delaney Francis J.   Philadelphia PA A.B. German: aboard Michel, Uckermark; Japanese: Java Died on Tomahaku Maru 6/26/44
Denzler Herman Richard   Grosse Point MI Oiler German: aboard Michel, Uckermark; Japanese: Java Died on Tomahaku Maru 6/26/44
Dickinger Charles Jr.   Brooklyn NY Deck Maint. German: aboard Michel, Uckermark; Japanese: Java Died on Tomahaku Maru 6/26/44
Duffy George William

20

Newburyport MA 3rd Mate German: aboard Michel, Uckermark; Japanese: Java, Sumatra Released
Gorski Stanley Edward   West Allis WI Bosun German: aboard Michel, Uckermark; Japanese: Java, Sumatra Released
Grover William Augustine   Alamosa CO Oiler German: aboard Michel, Uckermark; Japanese: Java Died on Tomahaku Maru 6/26/44
Harrison Moody Clay   New York NY A.B. German: aboard Michel, Uckermark; Japanese: Java Died on Junyo Maru 9/18/44
Hickey Bernard Joseph   Bloomfield NJ Chief Mate German: aboard Michel, Uckermark; Japanese: Java, Sumatra Released
Hiza Frank   Little Neck NY Deck Maint. German: aboard Michel, Uckermark; Japanese: Java Released
Hoag Harold Austin   Guilford College NC Messman German: aboard Michel, Uckermark; Japanese: Java Released
Kalloch Carl Hazelton   Rockland ME O.S. German: aboard Michel, Uckermark; Japanese: Java, Sumatra Released
Kamins Eric Otto   Hoboken NJ 3rd Engineer German: aboard Michel, Uckermark; Japanese: Java &Kyushu Released
Lee Walter Hay   Los Angeles CA 2nd Mate German: aboard Michel, Uckermark; Japanese: Java Died on Junyo Maru 9/18/44
Marcinkus Anthony Joseph   Gardner MA Wiper German: aboard Michel, Uckermark; Japanese: Java, Kyushu Released
McKinnon Alexander Angus   Brooklyn NY Oiler German: aboard Michel, Uckermark; Japanese: Java Released
Moss Arthur Ray   Dublin TX Wiper German: aboard Michel, Uckermark; Japanese: Java Released
Paris Patrick   Chester PA 1st Engineer German: aboard Michel, Uckermark; Japanese: Java, Sumatra Released
Patocka Frank James   Berwyn IL A.B. German: aboard Michel, Uckermark; Japanese: Java, Sumatra Released
Pedersen Haakon Andrew   Brooklyn NY Master German: Michel & Uckermark; Japanese: Java; Shirakawa on Taiwan & Mukden Manchuria Released
Pekich Steve   New Orleans LA O.S. German: aboard Michel, Uckermark; Japanese: Java, Sumatra Died Japanese Sumatra 12/26/44
Porchia Giovanni Michael   Jamaica NY O.S. German: aboard Michel, Uckermark; Japanese: Java, Kyushu Released
Potocny Ferdinand J.     Utility German: aboard Michel, Uckermark; Japanese: Java Died on Tomahaku Maru 6/26/44
Pride Kenneth Jerry   Tulsa OK A.B. German: aboard Michel, Uckermark; Japanese: Java, Kyushu Released
Reilly Robert James Jr.   Streator IL 3rd Engineer German: aboard Michel, Uckermark; Japanese: Java Released
Savuca Giuseppe   New York NY Messman German: aboard Michel, Uckermark; Japanese: Java Released
Shershun Alexander   Somerville MA 4th Mate German: aboard Michel, Uckermark; Japanese: Java Died on Tomahaku Maru 6/26/44
Silva Henry (Enrique)   Boston MA Messman German: aboard Michel, Uckermark; Japanese: Java Released
Smith Maurice Berney   Portland OR A.B. German: aboard Michel, Uckermark; Japanese: Java Released
Stallman Frank Everett   San Francisco CA 2nd Engineer German: aboard Michel, Uckermark; Japanese: Java Died on Junyo Maru 9/18/44
Sutherland Neville   Baltimore MD Chief Cook German: aboard Michel, Uckermark; Japanese: Java, Sumatra Released
Trotta Pasquale Aloysius   Bronx NY Utility German: aboard Michel, Uckermark; Japanese: Java Released
Walsh Christopher James   Bronx NY Messman German: aboard Michel, Uckermark; Japanese: Java, Sumatra Released
Williams Louis R.   Taunton MA Eng. Maint. German: aboard Michel, Uckermark; Japanese: Java Died on Tomahaku Maru 6/26/44
Young Charles Joseph   New Orleans LA Jr. Engineer German: aboard Michel, Uckermark; Japanese: Java Died on Tomahaku Maru 6/26/44
Zombeck Michael James   Yonkers NY 3rd Cook German: aboard Michel, Uckermark; Japanese: Java Released

Atlantic Sun torpedoed and sunk in North Atlantic by U-607 on 02/15/43 [Golobich was sole survivor]

Lastname Firstname Age Home Position Location Outcome
Golobich William 21 Duquesne PA Deck Maint. U-607, German: Milag Nord Released 1/15/45 on Gripsholm

Aust (Norwegian flag) attackedin South Atlantic by aircraft from raider Thor, shelled by Thor, sunk by bomb placed on board 04/03/42 (3 men)

Lastname Firstname Age Home Position Location Outcome
Faulkner Francis Alphonse   Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands Galleyman German: Thor; Japanese POW camps Released
Fye Abraham   New York NY F/W German: Thor; Japanese POW camps Released
Knudsen David Faye   CT 1st Mate German: Thor, Ramses Released early 1943

Bateau shelled and sunk in PQ-13 Murmansk Run by destroyer Z-26 on 03/29/42 (5 men)

Lastname Firstname Age Home Position Location Outcome
Aerts Frans 32 Duffel Belgium Coal Passer German: Milag Nord Released
Berg Jacob 27 Faroe Islands A.B. German: Milag Nord Released
Morvik John 51 Bergen Norway Chief Engineer German: Milag Nord Released
Suchanko Edward 19 Montreal Canada Carpenter German: Milag Nord Released
Sykes Derek B. 33 Christ Church Hants England Chief Mate German: Milag Nord Released

Caddo torpedoed and sunk in North Atlantic by U-518 on 11/23/42 (2 men)

Lastname Firstname Age Home Position Location Outcome
Lande Bendik   Staten Island NY Chief Mate German: U-518, Milag Nord Released 02/45
Muller Paul B.   Hillside NJ Captain German: U-518; German hospital Rotenburg Died Germany 4/27/43

Cape Decision torpedoed and sunk in North Atlantic by U-105 on 01/27/43 (2 men taken from lifeboat aboard submarine and released)

Lastname Firstname Age Home Position Location Outcome
Unknown Unknown     Third Engineer German: U-105 Briefly held aboard submarine
Unknown Unknown     A.B. German: U-105 Briefly held aboard submarine

 

Capillo bombed and sunk in Philippines 12/26/41 [Date provided by member of crew] (38 men)

Lastname Firstname Age Home Position Location Outcome
Alness Mark Gerhard   Canton SD Deck Engineer Japanese: civilian internee Los Banos, Philippines Released
Andreasen Oscar William   San Pedro CA A.B. Japanese: civilian internee Los Banos, Philippines Released
Ball John Baptist   Seattle WA Steward Japanese: civilian internee Santo Tomas, Philippines Died Japanese POW
Barter Fred   Los Angeles CA Cook Japanese: Santo Tomas prison and civilian internee Philippines [also listed as Los Banos] Released
Bartolomeo Nick   Long Beach CA A.B. Japanese: civilian internee Santo Tomas, Philippines Released
Buckalew Donald Howland   Long Beach CA O.S. Japanese: civilian internee Los Banos, Philippines Released
Calgan Hugo   Ferguson MO Oiler Japanese: civilian internee Santo Tomas, Philippines Released
Cook Herman   Rosendale MA A.B. Japanese: civilian internee Santo Tomas, Philippines Died Japanese POW
Dedegas Basel [Basil]   Seattle WA F/W Japanese: civilian internee Los Banos, Philippines Released
Depue Rodney Albert   Portland OR O.S. Japanese: civilian internee Los Banos, Philippines Released
Dragset Ingie   Tacoma WA Carpenter Japanese: civilian internee Los Banos, Philippines Released
Dreyer Karl Olaf   Seattle WA Captain Japanese: civilian internee Los Banos, Philippines Released
Erickson Harry Eric   New Britain CT Radio Operator Japanese: civilian internee Los Banos, Philippines Released
Gates William Henry   Seattle WA Ch. Engineer Japanese: civilian internee Santo Tomas, Philippines Died Japanese POW 01/20/44
Hill Felipe   Napa CA A.B. Japanese: civilian internee Santo Tomas, Philippines Died Japanese POW
Holt Jack Berger   Seattle WA 3rd Mate Japanese: civilian internee Los Banos, Philippines Released
Holton Patrick Merell   Chester PA F/W Japanese: civilian internee Santo Tomas, Philippines Died Japanese POW
Johnson Oscar Carl   Seattle WA Bosun Japanese: civilian internee Santo Tomas, Philippines Died Japanese POW
Johnson Walter   Seattle WA 2nd Mate Japanese: civilian internee Los Banos, Philippines Released
Larsen Anton Essendorf   Staten Island NY F/W Japanese: civilian internee Santo Tomas, Philippines Released
Leftridge Claude Alfred   Seattle WA Messman Japanese: civilian internee Santo Tomas, Philippines Released
Long Frank Eugene   Portland OR A.B. Japanese: civilian internee Santo Tomas, Philippines Released
Lundquist Carl Axel   Seattle WA Chief Mate Japanese: civilian internee Los Banos, Philippines Released
McMullin Joseph   San Pedro CA A.B. Japanese: civilian internee Los Banos, Philippines Released
Mitchell William Thomas   San Francisco CA Engine Cadet Japanese: civilian internee Los Banos, Philippines Released
Morrison Robert Neilon   Ogden UT F/W Japanese: civilian internee Santo Tomas, Philippines Released
Nicholson James Francis   Irwin PA F/W Japanese: civilian internee Los Banos, Philippines Released
O’Connor [O’Conner] Clarence   Tacoma WA 2nd Engineer Japanese: civilian internee Los Banos, Philippines Released
Porter William Quincy   Logansport IN F/W Japanese: civilian internee Santo Tomas, Philippines Released
Quillinan Francis William   San Francisco CA Wiper Japanese: civilian internee Los Banos, Philippines Released
Ross George   Redondo Beach CA A.B. Japanese: civilian internee Los Banos, Philippines Released
Ryall Theodore Lee Jr   Elk City ID Wiper Japanese: civilian internee Los Banos, Philippines Released
Rydberg Carl Gunnar   Hilo HI O.S. Japanese: civilian internee Los Banos, Philippines Released
Shaw Herbert Wesley   Seattle WA 1st Engineer Japanese: civilian internee Los Banos, Philippines Released
Steeves Edward James   Lynn MA Oiler Japanese: civilian internee Santo Tomas, Philippines Released
Wade Sinica Seth   Seattle WA Messman Japanese: civilian internee Santo Tomas, Philippines Released
Ward Herbert   Chicago IL O.S. Japanese: civilian internee Santo Tomas, Philippines Released
Weil Charles William  

Vashon WA

3rd Engineer Japanese: civilian internee Los Banos, Philippines Released

Carlton torpedoed and sunk by U-88 in PQ-17 on Murmansk Run on 07/05/42 (31 men)

Lastname Firstname Age Home Position Location Outcome
Akins James Edward   Baltimore MD [New Britain CT] A.B. German: Milag Nord Released
Ashworth Joseph Vincent   Ft. Lauderdale FL Chief Mate German: Milag Nord Released
Blockston Charles F. 20 Baltimore MD Oiler German: Milag Nord Released
Castillo Teodoro   Capiz PR Steward German: Milag Nord Released
Cayanan Bennie Sandal   Philadelphia PA Messman German: Milag Nord Released
Daley Charles Merton   West Palm Beach FL Wiper German: Milag Nord Released
Dooley Wayne Allerton   Martensville IN O.S. German: Milag Nord Released
Drews Andrew William   Nashville TN A.B. German: Milag Nord Released
Eales John Wesley   Philadelphia PA Messman German: Milag Nord Released
Feldheim Walter E.   Baltimore MD 2nd Engineer German: Milag Nord Released
Fosse Olaf O.   Chicago IL A.B. German: Milag Nord Released
Frank Vernon Lawson Jr.   Philadelphia PA Jr. 3rd Mate German: Milag Nord Released
Frommelt Frederick S.   Baltimore MD Messman German: Milag Nord Released
Gonzales Milton Hugh   New Orleans LA 3rd Mate German: Milag Nord Released 02/45
Hansen Ragnavald   Galveston TX

Captain

German: Milag Nord Released
Honrubia Victor   Philadelphia PA Cook German: Milag Nord Released
Hurley George Dewey   Chelsea MA 2nd Mate German: Milag Nord Released
Johnson Edward Herman  

Seattle WA

O.S. German: Milag Nord Released
Kelly William Patrick   Baltimore MD Bosun German: Milag Nord Released
Lafont Voltaire H.   New Orleans LA Radio Oper. German: Milag Nord Released
March Paul Leslie   Philadelphia PA Deck Engineer German: Milag Nord Released
McDonough Roland Patrick   Victorville CA A.B. German: Milag Nord Released
Menez Jesus   Benga Capiz PI Utility German: Milag Nord Released
Mooney Thomas Joseph   New Orleans LA Chief Engineer German: Milag Nord Released
Pielago Bernard   Philadelphia PA 2nd Cook German: Milag Nord Released
Riggins George Allen   Norfolk VA Wiper German: Milag Nord Released 02/45
Roden Francis   Martville NY A.B. German: Milag Nord Released
Rose Joseph Carroll   Baltimore MD F/W German: Milag Nord Released
Seato John J.   Baltimore MD A.B. German: Milag Nord Released
Stankiwicz Walter   Baltimore MD O.S. German: Milag Nord Released 02/45
Thatch Joseph   Kiev Russia F/W German: Milag Nord Released


City of Flint torpedoed and sunk by U-575 in approaches to Mediterranean 01/25/43 (1 man)

Lastname Firstname Age Home Position Location Outcome
Daigle Robert 62 Lawrence MA Chief Cook U-575; German: Milag Nord Released

Collingsworth/Taiyuan These men signed off Collingsworth to volunteer as crew on Taiyuan, a British ship charted by US Army to bring supplies to Corregidor. Attacked and sunk in South China Sea by Japanese ships 03/08/42 (5 men)

Lastname Firstname Age Home Position Location Outcome
Barr William B.     Oiler Japanese: Java Died POW Japanese
Godfrey Clifford Leslie   Seattle WA Steward Japanese: Java Released
Horn Rockwell Alonzo   Cheney WA A.B. Japanese: Java Released
Woodruff Roy Edgar     O.S. Japanese: Java Died POW Japanese
Young Carl Olof   Bellingham WA 2nd Engineer Japanese: Java Released

Connecticut torpedoed and sunk South Atlantic by Michel 04/23/42 (17 men)

Lastname Firstname Age Home Position Location Outcome
Blanchard Hilton   Mamou [Manca] LA Utility Camp Fukuoka #3 Yahata in Japan Released
Bogardus Francis Byron   Eureka IL O.S. German: Michel; Japanese: Yokahama Released
Brignac Theodore   Port Arthur TX Cook German: Michel; Japanese: Yokahama; died Camp Fukuoka #3 Yahata in Japan Died POW Japanese 04/23/42
Carroll Willard Michael   Port Arthur TX Chief Mate German: Michel; Japanese: Yokahama; Fukuoka #3-b Released
Grant Rabie   Detroit MI A.B. German: Michel; Japanese: Yokahama Released
Jones Ebert Monroe   Choice TX Chief Cook German: Michel; Japanese: Yokahama Released
Kuntze Alfred Ernst   Port Arthur TX F/W German: Michel; Japanese: Yokahama; Camp Fukuoka #3 Yahata in Japan Released
Mason Ira Simon   Brooklyn NY 1st Engineer German: Michel; Japanese: Yokahama Released
Matte Edmond   Eunice LA Utility German: Michel; Japanese: Yokahama; Camp Fukuoka #3 Yahata in Japan Released
McCray Galen   Houston TX Chief Engineer German: Michel; Japanese: Yokahama Released
Paul Manford Lee

 

Crichton AL F/W German: Michel; Japanese: Yokahama; Camp Fukuoka #3 Yahata in Japans Released
Powney Henry Clark   Tampa FL Messman German: Michel; Japanese: Yokahama Released
Shavers c   Pass Christian MS Messman German: Michel; Japanese: Yokahama; Camp Fukuoka #3 Yahata in Japan Released
Steen Norman   Beaumont TX 3rd Engineer German: Michel; Japanese: Yokahama; Camp Fukuoka #3-b Died POW Japanese04/05/43
Theriot Stephen   Port Arthur TX Wiper German: Michel; Japanese: Yokahama; Camp Fukuoka #3-b Japan Released
Tyler Robert Gray   Port Arthur TX A.B. German: Michel; Japanese: Yokahama; Camp Fukuoka #3-b Japan Released
Zezotarski Eugene John   Central Falls RI A.B. German: Michel; Japanese: Yokahama; Camp Fukuoka #3-b Released

Crusader (Panama flag, former Danish Brosund) - torpedoed and sunk in North Atlantic 11/14/41 by U-561 approx. 33 killed, 1 POW)

Lastname Firstname Age Home Position Location Outcome
Barreto Edward   Rio de Janeiro Brazil Coal Passer German: Milag Nord Released

Dona Aurora (Philippine flag) torpedoed and sunk in South Atlantic by Italian submarine Tazzoli on 12/25/42 (2 men)

Lastname Firstname Age Home Position Location Outcome
Oliver John LeRoy   Norfolk VA 3rd Engineer Italian: Tazzoli, German: Milag Nord Exchanged 01/15/45
Unknown         Italian: Tazzoli, German: Milag Nord Unknown

El Lago (Panama flag) torpedoed and sunk in North Atlantic by U-615 on 10/11/42 [2 men sole survivors]

Lastname Firstname Age Home Position Location Outcome
Abrahamsen Finn   Kristiansand Norway Captain German: U-615, La Rochelle France prison, Milag Nord Repatriated 7/30/45
Baas Gerrit   New York NY 1st Engineer German: U-615; La Rochelle France hospital & prison; Milag Nord Repatriated 8/29/45

Gertrude Kellogg damaged by bombing in Philippines 12/08/41 (2 men)

Lastname Firstname Age Home Position Location Outcome
Nicoll David   Brooklyn NY Chief Mate Japanese: civilian internee Los Banos, Philippines Released
Unknown       A.B. Japanese: Philippines Released

Henry Keswick, tug used to supply Corregidor (2 men)

Lastname Firstname Age Home Position Location Outcome
Williams Hugh Hoskyn 49 NEW ZEALAND Master Japanese: Died POW. Buried Hong Kong Sai Wan War Cemetery Died POW 01/01/45
Berkowitz Morris   San Francisco CA Waiter on President Grant Served on Henry Keswick. Japanese: Philippines Died on Arizan Maru 10/24/44

 

Honomu torpedoed and sunk by U-456 in PQ-17 on Murmansk Run 07/05/42 (6 men)

Lastname Firstname Age Home Position Location Outcome
Elliot Irving M.   San Diego CA Radio Oper. German: U-209, Milag Nord Released
Faddegon Frank C.   Vancouver BC Canada Deckhand German: U-209, Milag Nord Released
Monteverde John F.   Savannah GA A.B. German: U-209, Milag Nord Released
Ojea Juan   La Perla PR F/W German: U-209, Milag Nord Released
Petro Paul Jerome   Texas City TX O.S. German: U-209, Milag Nord Released
Strand Fredrik Andersen 36 Oakland CA Captain German: U-456, Milag Nord Released

Jean Nicolet torpedoed and sunk in Indian Ocean by Japanese submarine I-8 on 07/02/44. Men ordered from lifeboats onto deck of sub and forced to run gauntlet. Submarine dove with men - hands tied behind their backs- on deck. (42 crew plus O'Gara, WSA representative)

Last First Age Home Position Location Outcome
Beeson Harold Eugene 28 Salem OR Cook Japanese: I-8 Died aboard I-8
Bird Sterling Leroy 24 Proctor MN Utility Japanese: I-8 Died aboard I-8
Brandon Willis Lee 28 Baltimore MD Oiler Japanese: I-8 Died aboard I-8
Butler Ermal 24 Los Angeles CA Utility Japanese: I-8 Died aboard I-8
Carlin Clement 42 Glendale CA Chief Mate Japanese: I-8 Died aboard I-8
Carstairs Jack Ed Jr. 21 Richmond CA O.S. Japanese: I-8 Died aboard I-8
Christen Walter Aloysius 21 San Mateo CA A.B. Japanese: I-8 Died aboard I-8
Downing Howard Richard 24 Arlington WA Oiler Japanese: I-8 Died aboard I-8
Flury William B. 18 Chiloquin OR 2nd Cook Japanese: I-8 Released
Harding Dexter Jr. 29 Joplin MO Steward Japanese: I-8 Died aboard I-8
Hess George K. 19 Berkeley CA A.B. Japanese: I-8 Released
Horgersheimer
[Horgesheimer]
Russell Edwin 31 Gary IN Oiler Japanese: I-8 Died aboard I-8
Husten James Alfred 17 San Francisco CA O.S. Japanese: I-8 Died aboard I-8
Kagy Donald Lynn 27 Cleveland OH Purser Japanese: I-8 Died aboard I-8
Kean Richard LeRoy 18 Kennewick WA O.S. Japanese: I-8 Died aboard I-8
Lee Harold R.   Dunbar WV Messman Japanese: I-8 Released
Martinez Ernest Paul 33 Sacramento CA Wiper Japanese: I-8 Died aboard I-8
McDonald Donald Calvin 17 Bremerton WA F/W Japanese: I-8 Died aboard I-8
McDougall John   Berkeley CA A.B. Japanese: I-8 Released
Medlock Troy 30 San Francisco CA Cook Japanese: I-8 Died aboard I-8
Mitchem Paul L.   San Francisco CA Deck Engineer Japanese: I-8 Released
Musser William Michael 18 Lancaster PA Messman Japanese: I-8 Died aboard I-8
Nilsson David Martin   Oakland CA Master Japanese: I-8; Java Died Japanese POW
O'Gara Francis J.   Philadelphia PA WSA representative Japanese: I-8; Java, Yokahama Released
Peshen Stanley 47 South Boston MA Bosun Japanese: I-8 Died aboard I-8
Pyle Charles E.   Lodi CA 1st Engineer Japanese: I-8 Released
Reser Paul 23 New Lebanon OH Messman Japanese: I-8 Died aboard I-8
Roach Floyd Walter 27 Park City UT 2nd Engineer Japanese: I-8 Died aboard I-8
Rosenbaum Carl   Crockett CA Fireman Japanese: I-8 Released
Rutan George Morris 23 Albany OR 3rd Mate Japanese: I-8 Died aboard I-8
Ruth Lloyd B.   Akron OH Wiper Japanese: I-8 Released
Selvaggi Leo John 36 Los Angeles CA 3rd Engineer Japanese: I-8 Died aboard I-8
Strong William Washington Jr. 24 Mobile AL 2nd Mate Japanese: I-8 Died aboard I-8
Sullivan Edward Martin 18 West Haven CT Messman Japanese: I-8 Died aboard I-8
Thurman John William 47 San Francisco CA Chief Engineer Japanese: I-8 Died aboard I-8
Tilden Augustus   Oakland CA Radio Op. Japanese: I-8; Java Died Japanese POW
Tilden Augustus 40 Oakland CA Radio Officer Japanese: I-8 Died aboard I-8
Van Ness Jack C.   Burlingame CA Carpenter Japanese: I-8 Released
Vanderhurst Stuart R.   San Francisco CA A.B. Japanese: I-8 Released
Walker Floyd Marion 22 Albany OR O.S. Japanese: I-8 Died aboard I-8
Walker Robert Wilson 19 St. Louis MO F/W Japanese: I-8 Died aboard I-8
Weir Robert Orval 31 El Cerrito CA O.S. Japanese: I-8 Died aboard I-8
Wright Oswald Samuel 34 New York NY Cook Japanese: I-8 Died aboard I-8

 

Jonathan Sturges torpedoed and sunk North Atlantic by U-336 on 02/23/43 (4 men)

Lastname Firstname Age Home Position Location Outcome
Garrido Jose   Newark NJ Oiler German U-336, German: Milag Nord Released
Pichet Ralph   New Orleans LA O.S. German U-336, German: Milag Nord Released
Stough Rufus Edward   New Orleans LA Chief Cook German U-336, German: Milag Nord Released
Weaver William Edgar   Natasulga AL F/W German U-336, German: Milag Nord Released

Justine Foss (tug) captured by Japanese on Wake Island 12/23/41 (5 men)

Lastname Firstname Age Home Position Location Outcome
Foss Andrew H. [Drew]   WA Mate Japanese: Wake Island; Fukuoka 06B-Mizumaki camp in Japan Released
Lee Eddie     Deckhand Japanese: Wake Island; camps in Japan Released
McInnis Thomas   Long Beach CA Master Japanese: Executed Wake Island Died Japanese POW 10/07/43
VanValkenburg Ralph   Tacoma WA Mate Japanese: Executed Wake Island Died Japanese POW 10/07/43

M F. Elliot torpedoed by U-502 on 06/03/42. Men rescued from water, held on U-boat for 3 hours before release onto raft. (2 men)

Lastname Firstname Age Home Position Location Outcome
O'Connor Cornelius F.     O.S. German: U-502 Released 3 hours Released 3 hours
Smithson Raymond     A.B. German: U-502 Released 3 hours Released 3 hours

Malama bombed by float plane from Aikoku Maru in Pacific and scuttled to prevent capture on 01/01/42 [33 men]

Lastname Firstname Age Home Position Location Outcome
Armstrong Timothy Eugene   Olympia WA A.B. Japanese: on Aikoku Maru; Japan; Koto Maru; Shanghai War Prisoners Camp - Kiawgwan; China; Korea; Japan Released
Connolly William John   Berkeley CA 1st Engineer Japanese: Aikoku Maru; Japan; Koto Maru; Shanghai; China; Korea; Japan Released
Currie Jack George   Port Townsend WA A.B. Japanese: Aikoku Maru; Japan; Koto Maru; Shanghai; China; Korea; Died Osaka Main Camp Chikko Osaka, Japan Died POW Japanese 07/12/45
De Lima Ernest   Oakland CA O.S. Japanese: Aikoku Maru; Japan; Koto Maru; Shanghai; China; Korea; Japan Released
Dela Rosa Filbert   Oakland CA Chief Engineer Japanese: Aikoku Maru; Japan; Koto Maru; Shanghai; China; Korea; Japan Released
Donnelly David Francis   Philadelphia PA Oiler Japanese: Aikoku Maru; Japan; Koto Maru; Shanghai; China; Korea; Japan Released
Dupuich Leon Ralph   Oakland CA 2nd Mate Japanese: Aikoku Maru; Japan; Koto Maru; Shanghai; China; Korea; Japan Released
English Richard J.   West Haven CT 2nd Cook Japanese: Aikoku Maru; Japan; Koto Maru; Shanghai; China; Korea; Japan Released
Fiske Stanley F.   Union City CT A.B. Japanese: Aikoku Maru; Japan; Koto Maru; Shanghai; China; Korea; Japan Released
Hickson Louis Raymond   Charleston MA 3rd Engineer Engineer Japanese: Aikoku Maru; Japan; Koto Maru; Shanghai; China; Korea; Japan Released
Houston Guy Thomas   El Monte CA O.S. Japanese: Aikoku Maru; Japan; Koto Maru; Shanghai; China; Korea; Japan Released
Howle Paul Reid   Oklahoma City OK Oiler Japanese: Aikoku Maru; Japan; Koto Maru; Shanghai; China; Korea; Japan Released
Johnson Emil Arthur Valentine   Kalas Sweden A.B. Japanese: Aikoku Maru; Japan; Koto Maru; Shanghai; China; Korea; Japan Released
Kalegas Theodore   Albany CA Wiper Japanese: Aikoku Maru; Japan; Koto Maru; Shanghai; China; Korea; Japan Released
Kea David Iopa   Honolulu HI Messman Japanese: Aikoku Maru; Japan; Koto Maru; Shanghai; China; Korea; Japan Released
Marcus Joseph   New York NY A.B. Japanese: Aikoku Maru; Japan; Koto Maru; Shanghai; China; Korea; Japan Released
Mayeda Kenichi   Puhi Kauai HI Messman Japanese: Aikoku Maru; Japan; Koto Maru; Shanghai; China; Korea; Japan Released
Morris John Emile   Fairfax VT Deck Engineer Japanese: Aikoku Maru; Japan; Koto Maru; Shanghai; China; Korea; Japan Released
Olsen Paulus Gerhard   San Francisco CA Bosun Japanese: Aikoku Maru; Japan; Koto Maru; Shanghai; China; Korea; Japan Released
Pena Nicanor Cruz   Eureka CA Oiler Japanese: Aikoku Maru; Japan; Koto Maru; Shanghai; China; Korea; Japan Released
Peters

Malcolm Rutherford

  San Mateo CA Captain Japanese: Aikoku Maru; Japan; Koto Maru; Shanghai; China; Korea; Japan Released
Piechura Julius   New York NY A.B. Japanese: Aikoku Maru; Japan; Koto Maru; Shanghai; China; Korea; Japan Released
Pollard Gordon Jeans   Vallejo CA Chief Mate Japanese: Aikoku Maru; Japan; Koto Maru; Shanghai; China; Korea; Japan Released
Powers Leonard Kenneth   Dequeen AR F/W Japanese: Aikoku Maru; Japan; Koto Maru; Shanghai; China; Korea; Japan Released
Rietze Walter M.  

San Francisco CA

Cook Japanese: Aikoku Maru; Japan; Koto Maru; Shanghai; China; Korea; Japan Released
Riis Albert   Bornhold Denmark A.B. Japanese: Aikoku Maru; Japan; Koto Maru; Shanghai; China; Korea; Japan Released
Smith Donald Mason   San Francisco CA 2nd Engineer Japanese: Aikoku Maru; Japan; Koto Maru; Shanghai; China; Korea; Japan Released
Sterling Loren   San Francisco CA F/W Japanese: Aikoku Maru; Japan; Koto Maru; Shanghai; China; Korea; Died Hakodate prison camp Hokkaido, Japan Died POW Japanese
Stewart Donald Gilbert   Long Beach CA Radio Operator Japanese: Aikoku Maru; Japan; Koto Maru; Shanghai; China; Korea; Japan Released
Stingley James Victor   San Francisco CA Wiper Japanese: Aikoku Maru; Japan; Koto Maru; Shanghai; China; Korea; Japan Released
Vallier Harold Donald   Petaluma CA F/W Japanese: Aikoku Maru; Japan; Koto Maru; Shanghai; China; Korea; Japan Released
Westdyke Keith M.   Alameda CA 3rd Mate Japanese: Aikoku Maru; Japan; Koto Maru; Shanghai; China; Korea; Japan Released
Wilson Ernest Jr.   Honolulu HI Messman Japanese: Aikoku Maru; Japan; Koto Maru; Shanghai; China; Korea; Japan Released

President Grant crew left behind in Manila, Philippines result of ship's emergency departure on 12/11/41 (56 men + 1 listed under Henry Keswick)

Lastname Firstname Age Home Position Location Outcome
Bacula Pio 38   Scullion Japanese: Philippines Released
Beck Emsley William   Del Paso Heights CA Steward Japanese: Los Banos Philippines Released
Beckwith Clifford 24   Waiter Japanese: Philippines Released
Besser Leo 35 San Francisco CA Steward Japanese: Los Banos Philippines Released
Boiser Pacifico Mendez 41 Chicago IL Laundryman Japanese: Philippines Released
Browne Leslie Calvin 28 Manila PI Janitor Japanese: Philippines Released
Burns James 43 New York NY Waiter Japanese: civilian internee Los Banos, Philippines Released
Cassidy John Patrick 30 San Rafael CA Purser Japanese: civilian internee Los Banos, Philippines Released
Cordero Rufino 43 New York NY Room Steward Japanese: Philippines Released
De La Huerta Oscar   Antofagasta Chile Waiter Japanese: Philippines Released
De Loffe John 35 Newtonville MA Room Steward Japanese: civilian internee Los Banos, Philippines Released
DeGuerra Pedro A. 43   4th Cook Japanese: Philippines Released
DeSoso Serie 38   Scullion Japanese: Philippines Released
Flores Joe Taitano [Tatani] 34 Agana Guam [HI] Oiler Japanese: civilian internee Los Banos, Philippines Released
Friedl Joseph   San Francisco CA Steward Japanese: civilian internee Los Banos, Philippines Released
Goeppner William 26 San Francisco CA Steward Japanese: Philippines Released
Harms Lloyd F. 44 New York NY Waiter Japanese: civilian internee Los Banos, Philippines Released
Hatton Ival H.   New Orleans LA F/WT Japanese: Philippines Died on Arizan Maru 10/24/44
Hunt D'Arcy S. 32 Lafayette CA Waiter Japanese: civilian internee Los Banos, Philippines Released
Ing Alvin Kong 26 Honolulu HI Laundryman Japanese: Philippines Released
Johnson Arthur Burdick   Harlan IA Rm. Stew. Japanese: Philippines Died POW Japanese
Kay Joseph Kerop 59 Los Angeles CA Messman Japanese: civilian internee Los Banos, Philippines Released
Kow Lum 38 San Francisco CA Room Steward Japanese: Philippines Released
Kreiselman Ben   New York NY Steward Japanese: Philippines Released
Lee Tun Yun   New York NY A.B. Japanese: Santo Tomas; tranferred to jail Released 02/03/45
Lowry [Lowrey] William Arthur 43 Columbus OH Chief Baker Japanese: civilian internee Los Banos, Philippines Released
McKeown Hugh Michael 45

Brooklyn NY

Waiter Japanese: civilian internee Los Banos, Philippines Released
Mee Louie [Louis] 50 Oakland CA Laundryman Japanese: civilian internee Los Banos, Philippines Released
Meyer Gustav Henry   Kansas City MO Porter Japanese: civilian internee Los Banos, Philippines Released
Mollart Stanley V. 34 Alameda CA Saloonman Japanese: civilian internee Los Banos, Philippines Released
O’Brien John Robert 27 Detroit MI O.S. Japanese: civilian internee Los Banos, Philippines Released
Olferieff Sergio     A.B. Japanese: Philippines Died on Arizan Maru 10/24/44
Paige Walter 29 New York NY Galleyman Japanese: Philippines Released
Palmatier Elery Leroy 29 Ord NE Printer Japanese: civilian internee Los Banos, Philippines Released
Peffer Charles John 45 Middle Village NY Butcher Japanese: Philippines Released
Roeper Ludwig Earl 40 Hudson NJ Room Steward Japanese: civilian internee Los Banos, Philippines Released
Ronquille Apolinario 44   Engineer Crew Cook Japanese: Philippines Released
Sayre Bruce 50 Wabash IN Messman Japanese: Philippines Released
Scheidl Rudolph John 26 New York NY Waiter Japanese: Philippines Released
Schlosser John     Bellboy Japanese: Philippines Released
Scott John 23   Scullion Japanese: Philippines Released
Shaffer William Robert 22 Tacoma WA F/W Japanese: civilian internee Los Banos, Philippines Escaped Nov '44; wounded fighting with Hunter ROTC guerillas April '45
Spatz Oswald 52 Hoboken NJ Pantryman Japanese: civilian internee Los Banos, Philippines Released
Stewart John Norman 37 Chelsea MA Jr. 3rd Engineer Japanese: civilian internee Los Banos, Philippines Released
Sun Lew Wah 23 Oakland CA Pantryman Japanese: Philippines Released
Suro Ruben   Santurce PR Busboy Japanese: civilian internee Los Banos, Philippines Released
Taylor Willis L. 31 Los Angeles CA A.B. Japanese: civilian internee Los Banos, Philippines Released
Teurnee Maurice C. 36 Los Angeles CA Painter Japanese: civilian internee Los Banos, Philippines Released
Thomas Robert Lee 19 New York NY Galleyman Japanese: civilian internee Los Banos, Philippines Released
Thompson David Bill 34 Galveston TX Baker Japanese: civilian internee Los Banos, Philippines Released
Van Den Plas Pierre G. 49 New York NY Room Steward Japanese: civilian internee Los Banos, Philippines Released
Veles Simon 40   Porter Japanese: Philippines Released
Weisman Joseph     F/Wt Japanese: Philippines Died on Arizan Maru 10/24/44
Williams Jack 34 San Francisco CA Steward Japanese: civilian internee Los Banos, Philippines Released
Williams John 23 Pasay Rizal PI Porter Japanese: Philippines Released
Yartz John 44 Baltimore MD Janitor Japanese: civilian internee Los Banos, Philippines Released

President Grant/Henry Keswick Godfrey was crew member from President Grant who volunteered to man tug Henry Keswick which served Manila, Battan, Corregidor (1 man)

Lastname Firstname Age Home Position Location Outcome
Godfrey Raleigh George 22 Hoquiam WA O.S. Japanese: captured on Corregidor; Philippines; Japan Released

President Harrison deliberately grounded off Shanghai and captured by Japanese 12/08/41 (161 men, 1 woman listed; correct total according to Master is 156)
SS President Harrison: Master's Report to American President Lines

Lastname Firstname Age Home Position Location Outcome
Agnew James M. Jr. 21 Los Angeles CA O.S. Japanese: aboard Harrison; civilian internee Shanghai: Pootung; Ash Camp Released 08/45
Aki George 29 Honolulu HI O.S. Japanese: aboard Harrison; civilian internee Shanghai Released
Allred Howard Ray 24 Los Angeles CA A.B. Japanese: aboard Harrison; civilian internee Shanghai: Lunghwa; Chapei Camp Released 08/45
Alsop Albert Edward 41 Liverpool England Room Steward Japanese: aboard Harrison; civilian internee Shanghai Released
Anderson John Sherman 66 New York NY Messman Japanese: aboard Harrison; civilian internee Shanghai Released
Araneda Claude Jr. 29 Crockett CA Janitor Japanese: aboard Harrison; civilian internee Shanghai Pootung Released
Atherton Leonard 46 Bronx NY 2nd Cook Japanese: aboard Harrison; civilian internee Shanghai Released
Barrasa Joaquin Miguel [Mike] 21 San Pedro CA F/W Japanese: aboard Harrison; Ash Camp; Lunghwa Civilian Assembly Center Shanghai Released
Barrett Lawrence Joseph 41 San Francisco CA Messman Japanese: aboard Harrison; civilian internee Shanghai Released
Behrens Henry William [Hank] 22 Santa Barbara CA O.S. Japanese: aboard Harrison; Lunghwa Civilian Assembly Center Shanghai Released
Berger Milton 32 South Ozone Park NY Waiter Japanese: aboard Harrison; civilian internee Shanghai: Pootung; Ash Camp Released 08/45
Bernier Joseph 37 San Francisco CA Carpenter Japanese: aboard Harrison; Pootung Civilian Assembly Center Shanghai Released
Bohn Ralph Duncan 34 Modesto CA Porter Japanese: aboard Harrison; civilian internee Shanghai Released
Bondaruk John 26 Jackson MI Pantryman Japanese: aboard Harrison; Pootung Civilian Assembly Center Shanghai; Lunghwa Civilian Assembly Center Shanghai Released
Brazil Matthew Phillip 24 Santa Cruz CA Printer Japanese: aboard Harrison; civilian internee Shanghai Released
Bronner John Frederick 32 San Francisco CA Butcher Japanese: aboard Harrison; Pootung Civilian Assembly Center Shanghai Released
Brookins Arthur Clifton 47 Seattle WA Room Steward Japanese: aboard Harrison; Pootung Civilian Assembly Center Shanghai Released
Brooks John Berry 28 San Pedro CA Porter Japanese: aboard Harrison; Pootung Civilian Assembly Center Shanghai Released
Bryant Theodore Leslie 31 De Leon Springs FL F/W Japanese: aboard Harrison; civilian internee Shanghai: Lunghwa; Chapei Civilian Assembly Center Shanghai Released 08/45
Burnside Richard 22 Seattle WA Pantryman Japanese: aboard Harrison; civilian internee Shanghai Released
Carlson Arnold Edwin   Portland OR Oiler Japanese:  
Chang Eddie Sue Seong   Honolulu HI Galleyman Japanese: aboard Harrison; civilian internee Shanghai Released
Chester Alexander 64 Philadelphia PA Machinist Japanese: aboard Harrison; civilian internee Shanghai Lincoln Avenue Camp Released
Chun Clement Tai 26 Honolulu HI Oiler Japanese: aboard Harrison; Pootung Civilian Assembly Center Shanghai Released
Chung Won Kook   Honolulu HI O.S. Japanese: aboard Harrison; civilian internee Shanghai Released
Claro Humberto 42 Los Angeles CA Deck. Maint. Japanese: aboard Harrison; Pootung Civilian Assembly Center Shanghai Released
Clow Warner 41 New Orleans LA Messman Japanese: aboard Harrison; Pootung Civilian Assembly Center Shanghai Released
Cortez Fred 42 Brooklyn NY Messman Japanese: aboard Harrison; civilian internee Shanghai Released
Darding William Merritt 41 San Francisco CA A.B. Japanese: aboard Harrison; civilian internee Shanghai Released
Davis Clarence Edward 51 Inglewood CA Night Watchman Japanese: aboard Harrison; civilian internee Shanghai Released
Davis Robert Conner 34 Miami FL F/W Japanese: aboard Harrison; civilian internee Shanghai Released
Devine John Aloysius 43 San Francisco CA Deck Steward Japanese: aboard Harrison; civilian internee Shanghai Released
Dew Wong Wing 37 Los Angeles CA Laundryman Japanese: aboard Harrison; civilian internee Shanghai Released
Diamond Edward 49 Brooklyn NY Bartender Japanese: aboard Harrison; civilian internee Shanghai Died POW Japanese
Doner Edward Joseph 24 Hollywood CA Oiler Japanese: aboard Harrison; civilian internee Shanghai Released
Doubleday Cecil Morton 39 Flushing NY Messman Japanese: aboard Harrison; civilian internee Shanghai: Lunghwa; Chapei Camp Released 08/45
Downs Theodore Herbert 24 Lyndhurst NJ Waiter Japanese: aboard Harrison; civilian internee Shanghai Released
Duentzel Karl 47 Hoboken NJ Baker Japanese: aboard Harrison; civilian internee Shanghai Released
Dunn Ray Joseph 47 Philadelphia PA Waiter Japanese: aboard Harrison; civilian internee Shanghai Released
Dyer Theodore Samuel 34 San Francisco CA Utility Japanese: aboard Harrison; civilian internee Shanghai Released
Edwards Charles Henry 26 San Francisco CA Cook Japanese: aboard Harrison; civilian internee Shanghai Released
Eggen Alfred 27 New York NY A.B. Japanese: aboard Harrison; civilian internee Shanghai Released
Elias Fred 38 Honolulu HI F/W Japanese: aboard Harrison; civilian internee Shanghai Released
Elwick John G. 29 Rizal PI Messman Japanese: aboard Harrison; civilian internee Shanghai Released
Enos August 49 Honolulu HI Wiper Japanese: aboard Harrison; civilian internee Shanghai Died POW Japanese
Ensley Bedford 56 San Francisco CA Cook Japanese: aboard Harrison; civilian internee Shanghai Released
Farris Dan 40 San Francisco CA Pantryman Japanese: aboard Harrison; civilian internee Shanghai Released
Federer August 45 Los Angeles CA Steward Japanese: aboard Harrison; civilian internee Shanghai Released
Gifford Lawrence 45 San Francisco CA Porter Japanese: aboard Harrison; civilian internee Shanghai Released
Goldstein Abe 48 Oil City LA Wiper Japanese: aboard Harrison; civilian internee Shanghai Released
Griffin John W.   Oakland CA 3rd Engineer Japanese: aboard Harrison; Woosong, Kiangwan Released
Gruszeczka Leo J. 31 Chicago IL A.B. Japanese: aboard Harrison; civilian internee Shanghai Released
Hallinan John Edmund 25 San Francisco CA Clerk Japanese: aboard Harrison; civilian internee Shanghai Released
Hamilton William Earl Jr. 43 San Francisco CA Jr. Engineer Japanese: aboard Harrison; Woosong, Kiangwan Released
Harris Jackson Lewelling 21 Oakland CA O.S. Japanese: aboard Harrison; civilian internee Shanghai: Pootung; Chapei Camp Released 08/45
Heath Clarence 29 Philadelphia PA Pantryman Japanese: aboard Harrison; civilian internee Shanghai Released
Hebble Joseph Ditlow 55 Wichita KS Jr. Engineer Japanese: aboard Harrison; Woosong, Kiangwan Released
Hedgepath Collins Merkerson 49 Pomaria SC F/W Japanese: aboard Harrison; civilian internee Shanghai Released
Herbert Alfred 31 New York NY 3rd Cook Japanese: aboard Harrison; civilian internee Shanghai Released
Hickman Samuel 57 Bronx NY Room Steward Japanese: aboard Harrison; civilian internee Shanghai Released
Hoffman John Taylor 45 Brooklyn NY Butcher Japanese: aboard Harrison; civilian internee Shanghai: Chapei Camp Released 08/45
Holzer Myron 54 Chicago IL Purser Japanese: aboard Harrison; civilian internee Shanghai Released
Holden Daniel Adonis 36 San Francisco CA Pantryman Japanese: aboard Harrison; civilian internee Shanghai Released
Holland Edmund Joseph 58 San Francisco CA Reefer Engineer Japanese: aboard Harrison; civilian internee Shanghai Released
Hornlein Hugo Albert 58 San Francisco CA Plumber Japanese: aboard Harrison; civilian internee Shanghai Released
Howard Theodore Sidney 25 Alameda CA A.B. Japanese: aboard Harrison; civilian internee Shanghai Released
Hugh Paul 21   Messman Japanese: aboard Harrison; civilian internee Shanghai Released
Ingraham William Samuel 40 Miami FL Deck Steward Japanese: aboard Harrison; civilian internee Shanghai Released
Jones Norman 39 Hay Lake England Waiter Japanese: aboard Harrison; civilian internee Shanghai Released
Joseph Stephen 49 San Diego CA Deck Engineer Japanese: aboard Harrison; Woosong, Kiangwan Released
Jost Fred George 40 Dallas TX A.B./Bosun Japanese: aboard Harrison; civilian internee Shanghai Released
Kamki Frank 41 Detroit MI Wiper Japanese: aboard Harrison; civilian internee Shanghai Lincoln Avenue Camp Released
Kantzer William Kay Sr. 27 San Marino CA Purser Japanese: aboard Harrison; Woosong, Kiangwan Released
Kelleher Thomas 36

St. Louis MO

 

A.B. Japanese: aboard Harrison; civilian internee Shanghai Released
Keyes Charles 39 San Pedro CA Reefer Engineer Japanese: aboard Harrison; Woosong, Kiangwan Released
Kim Byueng Doo 32 Honolulu HI Linen Keeper Japanese: aboard Harrison; Shanghai War Prisoners Camp - Kiawgwan Shanghai 31-121 Released
Kim John Tai Leong 19 Wahiawa HI O.S. Japanese: aboard Harrison; civilian internee Shanghai Released
Kim Sun Sung (Richard) 23 Honolulu HI O.S. Japanese: aboard Harrison; civilian internee Shanghai Released
Knowles Frank Lang 23 Seattle WA Jr. 3rd Engineer Japanese: aboard Harrison; civilian internee Shanghai Released
Kulesha John A. 22 Katonah NY Galleyman Japanese: aboard Harrison; civilian internee Shanghai Released
Kulper Fred Harry 32 Los Angeles CA Wiper Japanese: aboard Harrison; civilian internee Shanghai: Chapei Camp Released
Lamson Thomas David 55 Flint MI 1st Engineer Engineer Japanese: aboard Harrison; Woosong, Kiangwan Released
Lan Gee Chow 39 Hong Kong China Laundryman Japanese: aboard Harrison; civilian internee Shanghai Released
Ledesma Manuel 18 Honolulu HI Messman Japanese: aboard Harrison; civilian internee Shanghai Released
Lee John     Chief Baker Japanese: aboard Harrison; civilian internee Shanghai Died Japanese POW
Lenty John 47 Berkeley CA Steward Japanese: aboard Harrison; civilian internee Shanghai Died Japanese POW
Levy William 31 Paterson NJ Barber Japanese: aboard Harrison; civilian internee Shanghai Released
Low Lee 36 San Francisco CA Laundryman Japanese: aboard Harrison; civilian internee Shanghai Released
Macasu Esteban 45 San Miguel PI Pantryman Japanese: aboard Harrison; civilian internee Shanghai Released
Madden Roy E. 42 Half Moon Bay CA Radio Oper. Japanese: aboard Harrison; Woosong, Kiangwan Released
Main Clara 55 Middletown NY Stewardess Japanese: aboard Harrison; civilian internee Shanghai: Chapei Camp Released 1943
Mandell Daniel 25 New York NY Room Steward Japanese: aboard Harrison; civilian internee Shanghai Released
Marois Charles E. 21 San Rafael CA A.B. Japanese: aboard Harrison; civilian internee Shanghai Released
Massey George Alexander 54 Lynn MA Wiper Japanese: aboard Harrison; civilian internee Shanghai Released
Mattos Carlos 55 Lisbon Portugal F/W Japanese: aboard Harrison; civilian internee Shanghai Released
McDonald Harold Arthur 22 Santa Rosa CA Clerk Japanese: aboard Harrison; civilian internee Shanghai Released
McGurk Frank 40 San Francisco CA Steward Japanese: aboard Harrison; civilian internee Shanghai Lincoln Avenue Camp Released
McKay Jack Leroy 49 San Francisco CA Steward Japanese: aboard Harrison; civilian internee Shanghai: Chapei Camp Released
Mendes John 37 Honolulu HI A.B./Bosun Japanese: aboard Harrison; civilian internee Shanghai Released
Meskell Matthise 56 Innis City Ireland A.B. Japanese: aboard Harrison; civilian internee Shanghai Released
Miller Max Frederick 53 San Francisco CA Waiter Japanese: aboard Harrison; civilian internee Shanghai Died Japanese POW
Monreal Gilbert 19 San Pedro CA F/W Japanese: aboard Harrison; civilian internee Shanghai Released
Moran John Stephen 51 Los Angeles CA Waiter Japanese: aboard Harrison; civilian internee Shanghai Released
Morden Alfred 53 New York NY A.B. Japanese: aboard Harrison; civilian internee Shanghai: Chapei Camp Released
Morgan Gerald Leopold 45 San Francisco CA Chief Cook Japanese: aboard Harrison; civilian internee Shanghai Released
Morris Samuel 49 Sydney Australia F/W Japanese: aboard Harrison; civilian internee Shanghai Released
Mortensen Anders Christian 38 Friederichshaven Denmark Carpenter Japanese: aboard Harrison; civilian internee Shanghai: Lunghwa; Lincoln Avenue Camp Released
Muller Clayton 17 Honolulu HI Galleyman Japanese: aboard Harrison; civilian internee Shanghai:Lincoln Avenue Camp Released
Napoleon John Namomoku 29 Waihinu Kauai HI Jr. Engineer Japanese: aboard Harrison; civilian internee Shanghai Released
Newman Harry Mark 54 New York NY Saloonman Japanese: aboard Harrison; Woosong, Kiangwan Died Japanese POW
Norwood Arthur Lee 24 Altis OK Printer Japanese: aboard Harrison; civilian internee Shanghai Released
Olsen Sydney Oscar 25 Oakland CA 3rd Mate Japanese: aboard Harrison; Woosong, Kiangwan Released
O'Neale Ervin Ross 28 Sioux City IA Oiler Japanese: aboard Harrison; civilian internee Shanghai Released
Osbourne Alexander 38

Fayetteville NC

Cook Japanese: aboard Harrison; civilian internee Shanghai Released
Ota Ben 20 Honolulu HI Galleyman Japanese: aboard Harrison; civilian internee Shanghai Released
Paige Leonard 36 Baltimore MD Baker Japanese: aboard Harrison; civilian internee Shanghai Released
Piekos Chester 25 Salem MA A.B. Japanese: aboard Harrison; civilian internee Shanghai Released
Pierpont Joseph Alec 52 Sutter CA A.B. Japanese: aboard Harrison; civilian internee Shanghai Died on hospital ship
Pierson Orel A.   San Francisco CA Master Japanese: Shanghai; Sasebo Naval Hall; Zentsuji camp on Shikoko; Roko Roshi Camp on Honshu Released
Ray Claude Burton 59 Detroit MI Surgeon Japanese: aboard Harrison; Woosong, Kiangwan Released
Richards Cecil William 38 Philadelphia PA Cook Japanese: aboard Harrison; civilian internee Shanghai Released
Roberts Ernest Leonard 50 Riverside IL Steward Japanese: aboard Harrison; civilian internee Shanghai Released
Roberts Henry Ambrose 55 Harrison NY Rm. Steward Japanese: aboard Harrison; civilian internee Shanghai Died Japanese POW
Roth George Joseph 35 New York NY Waiter Japanese: aboard Harrison; civilian internee Shanghai: Chapei Camp Released
Rye Alfred J. 28 San Francisco CA Electrician Japanese: aboard Harrison; civilian internee Shanghai Released
Sanders Charles G. 39 Walnut Creek CA Radio Officer Japanese: aboard Harrison; civilian internee Shanghai Released
Sasaki Harry M. 27 Loomis CA Porter Japanese: aboard Harrison; civilian internee Shanghai Released
Saxton John J. 41 Brockton MA Chief Mate Japanese: aboard Harrison; Woosong, Kiangwan Released
Schuck John 41 New York NY Wiper Japanese: aboard Harrison; civilian internee Shanghai Pootung; Ash Camp Released 08/45
Shapera Abraham 24 Los Angeles CA Wiper Japanese: aboard Harrison; civilian internee Shanghai Pootung; Ash Camp Released 08/45ß
Simon Emile Eugene 48 St. Clement France Room Steward Japanese: aboard Harrison; civilian internee Shanghai Released
Smith Joseph Charles 40 Hollywood CA Chief Engineer Japanese: aboard Harrison; Woosong, Kiangwan Released
Smith William Randolph 37 West New York NJ Oiler Japanese: aboard Harrison; civilian internee Shanghai Released
Soriano Isaac 44 Havana Cuba Waiter Japanese: aboard Harrison; civilian internee Shanghai Released
Spak John 38 Bethlehem PA A.B. Japanese: aboard Harrison; civilian internee Shanghai Died Japanese POW
Steen Odin C. 54 Culver City CA Reefer Engineer Japanese: aboard Harrison; Woosong, Kiangwan; civilian internee Shanghai: Chapei Camp Died Japanese POW
Stolz Henry 52 San Jose CA Night Watchman Japanese: aboard Harrison; civilian internee Shanghai:Lincoln Avenue Camp Released
Sullivan Thomas Joseph Jr. 23 San Francisco CA Clerk Japanese: aboard Harrison; civilian internee Shanghai Released
Sullivan Matthew C. 32 San Francisco CA 2nd Mate Japanese: aboard Harrison; Woosong, Kiangwan Released
Tashman William Harold 32 New York NY Waiter Japanese: aboard Harrison; civilian internee Shanghai: Pootung; Ash Camp Released 08/45
Thuesen Jon Harald 31 Mountain View CA Chief Mate Japanese: aboard Harrison; Woosong, Kiangwan Released
Toro Pedro A. 43 San Francisco CA Steward Japanese: aboard Harrison; civilian internee Shanghai Released
Treadway Jasper Durell 24 San Francisco CA 2nd Engineer Japanese: aboard Harrison; Woosong, Kiangwan Released
Triger Albert 31 San Francisco CA Bellboy Japanese: aboard Harrison; civilian internee Shanghai Released
Utz Edward 62 Alderson PA Storekeeper Japanese: aboard Harrison; civilian internee Shanghai Died Japanese POW
Vanderveer John 48 Jersey City NJ 2nd Engineer Japanese: aboard Harrison; Woosong, Kiangwan Released
Vike Ivar Hansen 65 Seattle WA Night Watchman Japanese: aboard Harrison; civilian internee Shanghai Released
Villardo Esteban 43 Leyte PI Porter Japanese: aboard Harrison; civilian internee Shanghai Released
Wakeland Robert Charles 23 Los Angeles CA Wiper Japanese: aboard Harrison; civilian internee Shanghai Released
Webster John Edmund 33 Highland Park MI Scullion Japanese: aboard Harrison; civilian internee Shanghai Released
Welch James Wesley 50 Atlanta GA Waiter Japanese: aboard Harrison; civilian internee Shanghai Released
Wharton Charles Edward Jr. 28 San Francisco CA Purser Japanese: aboard Harrison; civilian internee Shanghai Released
White Wade 28 San Francisco CA Cook Japanese: aboard Harrison; civilian internee Shanghai Released
Witt Andrew Brand 50 Chicago IL Room Steward Japanese: aboard Harrison; civilian internee Shanghai Released
Wong Wai Hin 31 Armona CA Utility Japanese: aboard Harrison; civilian internee Shanghai Released
Wright James 61 Berkeley CA Waiter Japanese: aboard Harrison; civilian internee Shanghai Died Japanese POW
Yarbrough George E. 33 Santa Rosa CA Steward Japanese: aboard Harrison; civilian internee Shanghai Released
Young Lui King 27 New York NY Laundryman Japanese: aboard Harrison; civilian internee Shanghai Died Japanese POW
Yuen Wong Bak 53 San Francisco CA Laundryman Japanese: aboard Harrison; civilian internee Shanghai Released
Zaczkiewicz Chester 21 Providence RI A.B. Japanese: aboard Harrison; civilian internee Shanghai Released
Zucchi Timothy Edward Jr. 28 Rehoboth MA Bellboy Japanese: aboard Harrison; civilian internee Shanghai Released
Zwerenz Josef 38 New York NY Room Steward Japanese: aboard Harrison; civilian internee Shanghai Released

 

Raceland bombed and sunkby aircraft in convoy PQ-13 on Murmansk Run on 03/28/42 (Panama flag) (12 men)

Lastname Firstname Age Home Position Location Outcome
Barcia Antonio   New York NY Oiler German: Milag Nord Released
Godtfredsen Georg   Marstal Norway A.B. German: Milag Nord Released
Hatlestad O.   Skaare Norway Chief Mate German: Milag Nord Released
Hickman Samuel   Bulwell England Coal Passer German: Milag Nord Released
Jensen Jens   Langesund Norway O.S. German: Milag Nord Released
Madison Nicholas   Baltimore MD Oiler German: Milag Nord Released
Mierzecki Jose   New York NY F/W German: Milag Nord Released
Morgensen [Mogensen] Rasmus   Copenhagen Denmark 1st Engineer German: Milag Nord Released
Sandvik K.   Kristiansund Norway F/W German: Milag Nord Released
Thorjussen [Thoujussen] Arnholt   Louisville KY A.B. German: Milag Nord Released
Torgersen Herman   Oslo Norway Steward German: Milag Nord Released
Unknown Unknown   Sweden   German: Milag Nord  

Richard Hovey torpedoed and sunk by Japanese submarine I-26 in Indian Ocean on 03/29/44 (4 men)

Lastname Firstname Age Home Position Location Outcome
Margetko William Valentine   Youngstown OH A.B. Japanese: I-26, Japan Released
Simms Fred Bryan [Frank]   Princeton WV F/W Japanese: I-26, Japan Released
Thorsen Hans   Brooklyn NY Captain Japanese: I-26, Japan Released
Turner Robert Watson   Fair Haven NJ 2nd Mate Japanese: I-26, Japan Released

Ruth Alexander crew left ashore in Manila, Philippines 12/28/41 (17 men)

Lastname Firstname Age Home Position Location Outcome
Andresen Earl Clarence   Gorham NH Oiler Japanese: [Bataan-Corregidor] Released
Ashton Sidney   Watsonville CA F/W Japanese: civilian internee Los Banos, Philippines Released
Chung Alfred     Scullion [Bataan-Corregidor] Japanese: Released
Galway Howard   St. Louis MO F/W Japanese: civilian internee Los Banos, Philippines Released
Gray Edward James   Brooklyn NY Oiler Japanese: civilian internee Los Banos, Philippines Released
Harrington James C.   Portland OR Oiler Japanese: Philippines Died on Arizan Maru 10/24/44
Heatley William M.   San Francisco CA F/W Japanese: Died POW Japanese
Henderson George William   Warren RI F/W Japanese: civilian internee Los Banos, Philippines Released
Hutchins Hale L.     3rd Engineer Japanese: Released
Lazo Paul     Messman Japanese:  
Owens Arthur G.     Oiler Japanese: Philippines Died on Arizan Maru 10/24/44
Robinson Graham Post   Geneva NY O.S. Japanese: civilian internee Los Banos, Philippines Released
Vanderburg Charles O.   San Francisco CA Messman Japanese: civilian internee Los Banos, Philippines Released
Vernick Joseph Barry   Honolulu HI Oiler Japanese: civilian internee Los Banos and Santo Tomas, Philippines Released
Von Hess Jack Colvin   Los Angeles CA F/W Japanese: civilian internee Los Banos, Philippines Released
Weber Herman     Wiper Japanese: [USAT Bataan-Corregidor] Released
Young Fook Yin     Porter Japanese:  

Ruth Alexander crew wounded during bombing and sinking on 12/31/41 and hospitalized in Borneo or Celebes, captured in hospital (1 man)

Nelson Philip   West Palm Beach FL Messman Japanese: Java Released

Santa Rita torpedoed, shelled and sunk in North Atlantic on 07/09/42 (1 man)

Lastname Firstname Age Home Position Location Outcome
Stephenson Henry 69 Larchmont NY Captain German: U-172, Milag Nord Released 02/45

Sawokla shelled, torpedoed and sunk in Indian Ocean by Michel on 11/29/42 (29 men) Story of Sawokla

Lastname Firstname Age Home Position Location Outcome
Atkociunas Joseph John   Philadelphia PA A.B. German: Michel; Japanese: Singapore, River Kwai Railroad; Katchanburi Thailand; Changi prison Singapore; Hakodate Main Camp Japan Released
Becker Erich 36 Massapequa NY Messman German: Michel; Japanese: River Kwai Railroad; Katchanburi Thailand; Changi prison Singapore; Hakodate POW Camp-Babai - Machi Hokkaido Island Released
Bryson Walter Alan   Philadelphia PA A.B. German: Michel; Japanese: River Kwai Railroad; Katchanburi Thailand; Changi prison Singapore; Hakodate POW Camp-Babai - Machi Hokkaido Island Released
Buckley Irwin Francis   Waltham MA A.B. German: Michel; Japanese: Singapore, River Kwai Railroad; Katchanburi Thailand; Changi prison Singapore Released
Cebollero Charles [Carlos] Humberto   New York NY O.S. German: Michel; Japanese: Singapore, River Kwai Railroad; Katchanburi Thailand; Changi prison Singapore; Hakodate POW Camp-Babai - Machi Hokkaido Island Released
Colmyer William Theodore   Fairport NY Carpenter German: Michel; Japanese: Singapore, River Kwai Railroad; Katchanburi Thailand; Changi prison Singapore Released
Coppenrath Alfred Francois   San Francisco CA 2nd Engineer German: Michel; Japanese: Singapore, River Kwai Railroad; Katchanburi Thailand; Changi prison Singapore; Malaya POW Camp Malay Released
Cruickshank Richard Paul   Johnsbury VT Messman German: Michel; Japanese: Singapore, River Kwai Railroad; Katchanburi Thailand; Changi prison Singapore; Malaya POW Camp Malay Released
Cudd Lewis Edward   Whitney SC 2nd. Cook German: Michel; Japanese: Singapore, River Kwai Railroad; Katchanburi Thailand; Changi prison Singapore; Hakodate POW Camp-Babai - Machi Hokkaido Island Released
Dickman Otto   Hoboken NJ Wiper German: Michel; Japanese: Singapore, River Kwai Railroad; Katchanburi Thailand; Changi prison Singapore Released
Evart Alfred   Verga Estonia O.S. German: Michel; Japanese: Singapore, River Kwai Railroad; Katchanburi Thailand; Changi prison Singapore Released
Haglund Elmer W.   Fort Dodge IA Deck Maint. German: Michel; Japanese: Singapore, River Kwai Railroad; Katchanburi Thailand; Changi prison Singapore Released
Henderson George   Jersey City NJ Bosun German: Michel; Japanese: Singapore, River Kwai Railroad; Katchanburi Thailand; Changi prison Singapore Released
Houk Norman William Jr   Urbana OH Jr. 3rd Engineer German: Michel; Japanese: Singapore, River Kwai Railroad; Katchanburi Thailand; Changi prison Singapore Released
Jalet Sylvian   Glens Falls NY Radio Officer German: Michel; Japanese: Singapore, River Kwai Railroad; Katchanburi Thailand; Changi prison Singapore Released
Kelleher Charles Richard   Brookline MA Repatriated Seaman [Radio operator] German: Michel; Japanese: Singapore, River Kwai Railroad; Katchanburi Thailand; Changi prison Singapore Released
Knudsen John   Tottenville NY A.B. German: Michel; Japanese: Singapore, River Kwai Railroad; Katchanburi Thailand; Changi prison Singapore Released
Mackney John   New York NY Steward German: Michel; Japanese: Singapore, River Kwai Railroad; Katchanburi Thailand; Changi prison Singapore Released
Moreno Adolpho   Brooklyn NY 3rd Mate German: Michel; Japanese: Singapore, River Kwai Railroad; Katchanburi Thailand; Changi prison Singapore Released
Nieves Ricardo   New York NY Wiper German: Michel; Japanese: Singapore, River Kwai Railroad; Katchanburi Thailand; Changi prison Singapore; Hakodate Main Camp Japan Released
Nilsson Henry Edvin Alexsander   Malmo Sweden Messman German: Michel; Japanese: Singapore, River Kwai Railroad; Katchanburi Thailand; Changi prison Singapore Released
Pisarczyk Andrew   Somerville NJ Oiler German: Michel; Japanese: Singapore, River Kwai Railroad; Katchanburi Thailand; Changi prison Singapore Released
Roland Dennis A.   Dayton OH 2nd Mate German: Michel; Japanese: Singapore, River Kwai Railroad; Katchanburi Thailand; Changi prison Singapore Released
Ruiz Alfonso Castillo   Greensboro NC Oiler German: Michel; Japanese: Singapore, River Kwai Railroad; Katchanburi Thailand; Changi prison Singapore Released
Saar Elnar   Jersey City NJ Chief Mate German: Michel; Japanese: Singapore, Japan: Camp Fukuoka; Zentsuji Shikoku, Japan Released
Sechak Paul   Nanticoke PA A.B. German: Michel; Japanese: Singapore, River Kwai Railroad; Katchanburi Thailand; Changi prison Singapore Released
Torres Xavier Joaquin   New York NY 1st Engineer German: Michel; Japanese: Singapore, River Kwai Railroad; Katchanburi Thailand; Changi prison Singapore Released
Wardell Clarence Dudley   Bronx NY Utility German: Michel; Japanese: Singapore, River Kwai Railroad; Katchanburi Thailand; Changi prison Singapore Released
Willner Stanley   Norfolk VA 3rd Mate German: Michel; Japanese: Singapore, River Kwai Railroad; Katchanburi Thailand; Changi prison Singapore Released

Scottsburg/Kahuku - Scottsburg torpedoed, shelled, and sunk by U-161 on 06/14/42, some rescued by Kahuku torpedoed by U-126 on 06/15/42, Gibbs picked up by U-126 [Book: U-Boat Prisoner by Archie Gibbs] (1 man)

Lastname Firstname Age Home Position Location Outcome
Gibbs Archie Carr 36 Cincinnati OH O.S. German U-126 Released after 4 days

Stanvac Calcutta shelled, torpedoed and sunk in South Atlantic on 06/06/42 (Panama flag) (28 men German and Japanese POWs, 1 man German POW only)

Lastname Firstname Age Home Position Location Outcome
Bernstein Joseph Jacob 19 Kansas City MO Wiper German: Stier; Doggerbank; Japanese: Inrin Temporary on Taiwan; Camp Fukuoka in Japan; Yawata City on Kyushu Released
Brown Macon St. Paul   Beaumont TX Steward German: Stier & Charlotte Schliemann; Japan: Osaka Main Camp Chikko Released
Clark Wilmer Joseph   Port Neches TX Messman German: Stier; Doggerbank; Japan: Camp Fukuoka Released
De La Houssaye Jared W.   Nederland TX 2nd Cook German: Stier; Doggerbank; Japan: Camp Fukuoka Released
De Long Alvin Eugene   Groveport OH F/W German: Stier, Charlotte Schliemann; Japan: Camp Osaka Released
Elliot Phillip Colby   Essex Falls NJ A.B. German: Stier; Doggerbank; Japan: Camp Fukuoka Released
Frederick Jean   Abbeyville LA Messman German: Stier; Doggerbank; Japan: Camp Fukuoka Released
Grimm George Herman   Poughkeepsie NY 3rd Engineer German: Stier, Charlotte Schliemann; Japan: Camp Osaka Released
Harris Dick   Warren TX O.S. German: Stier; Doggerbank; Japan: Camp Fukuoka Released
Hassan Sahadi (Saedie)   Brooklyn NY A.B. German: Stier, Tannenfels, Val de Grace hospital France, German: Milag Nord Released 4/28/45
Hyde Martin William   Jackson Heights NY O.S. German: Stier; Died aboard Stier from wounds 06/07/42
Inge Edress Bert   Nederland TX Wiper German: Stier; Doggerbank; Japan: Camp Fukuoka Released
Johnson Albert Ernest   Geneva OH O.S. German: Stier; Doggerbank; Japan: Camp Fukuoka #3 Yahata in Japan Released
Killough Morris Glenn   Muleshoe TX Oiler German: Stier; Doggerbank; Japan: Camp Fukuoka Released
Knudsen Aage Harreby   Providence RI Chief Mate German: Stier, Charlotte Schliemann; Japan: Camp Osaka Released
Langston Herschel   Van Buren AR Oiler German: Stier; Doggerbank; Japan: Camp Fukuoka Released
Lastra Jose Marquez   Brooklyn NY Utility German: Stier, Charlotte Schliemann; Japan: Camp Osaka Released
Manley John William   Chester PA F/W German: Stier; Doggerbank; Japan: Camp Fukuoka Released
Maynard George Robert   Portsmouth NH 3rd Mate German: Stier, Charlotte Schliemann; Japan: Camp Osaka Released
Mont Arthur Howard   North Swansea MA 1st Engineer German: Stier; Doggerbank; Japan: Camp Fukuoka #3-b Died POW Japanese 03/23/44
Polk Paul Laverne   Winnsboro LA A.B. German: Stier; Doggerbank; Japan: Camp Fukuoka #3-b Released
Reed James Carl   Sillsbee TX A.B. German: Stier, Charlotte Schliemann; Japan: Camp Osaka Released
Sarrazin Hatswol E.   New Orleans LA Pumpman German: Stier, Charlotte Schliemann; Japan: Camp Osaka Released
Siejak Frank Theodore   Houston TX F/W German: Stier; Doggerbank; Japan: Camp Fukuoka Released
Small Robert James   Attleboro MA Chief Engineer German: Stier, Charlotte Schliemann; Japan: Camp Osaka Released
Smith Westcott   San Antonio TX Bosun German: Stier, Charlotte Schliemann; Japan: Camp Osaka Released
Stillwell Fred [Frederick] Gilbert   Gresham OR Messman German: Stier; Doggerbank; Japan: Camp Fukuoka Released
Walker Richard Joseph   Clearwater FL 2nd Engineer German: Stier; Doggerbank; Japan: Camp Fukuoka Released
Williams Hoyt   Beaumont TX 3rd Engineer German: Stier; Doggerbank; Japan: Camp Fukuoka Released

Star of Scotland, Six Masted Schooner, shelled and sunk in South Atlantic by U-159 on 11/13/42 (1 man held briefly)

Lastname Firstname Age Home Position Location Outcome
Flink Constantine A.     Master German: Briefly aboard U-159 Released

 

Steel Age torpedoed and sunk in South Atlantic by U-123 on 03/06/42 (1 man)

Lastname Firstname Age Home Position Location Outcome
Muniz Jose   Buenos Aires Argentina A.B. German: U-123, German: Milag Nord Released

Stella Lykes torpedoed, shelled, and sunk by U-582 in Caribbean on 07/27/42 (2 men)

Lastname Firstname Age Position Home Location Outcome
Morrison Walter Raymond   Chief Engineer Metairie LA German: U-582, France, Milag Nord Released due to health mid 1944 on Gripsholm
Wallace S. Charles   Captain New Orleans LA German: U-582, France, Milag Nord Released

Stone Street torpedoed and sunk by U-594 in North Atlantic on 09/13/42 (Panama flag) (1 man)

Lastname Firstname Age Home Position Location Outcome
Andersen Harold 57 Floral Park, NY Captain German: U-594, Milag Nord Released

Vincent torpedoed and sunk by Hokoku Maru and Aikoku Maru in Pacific on 12/12/41 (37 men)

Lastname Firstname Age Home Position Location Outcome
Amara Henry   New York NY Oiler Japanese: Hokoku Maru, Koto Maru, prison camps in China; Korea; Japan Released
Brady John Joseph   Philadelphia PA A.B. Japanese: Hokoku Maru, Koto Maru, Shanghai War Prisoners Camp - Kiawgwan China; Korea; Japan Released
Cecchini Adelmo   New York NY A.B. Japanese: Hokoku Maru, Koto Maru, prison camps in China; Korea; Japan Released
Commer Wilford Lawrence   Lakeville IN A.B. Japanese: Hokoku Maru, Koto Maru, prison camps in Korea; Japan; Shanghai War Prisoners Camp - Kiawgwan Shanghai, China Released
Cook Walter   San Diego CA 3rd Engineer Japanese: Hokoku Maru, Koto Maru, prison camps in Korea; Japan; Shanghai War Prisoners Camp - Kiawgwan Shanghai, China Released
Cooley John Douglas   Jessup MD O.S. Japanese: Hokoku Maru, Koto Maru, prison camps in China; Korea; Osaka Main Camp Chikko Osaka, Japan Released
Darlington John J.   Baltimore MD Chief Mate Japanese: Hokoku Maru, Koto Maru, prison camps in China; Korea; Japan Released
Days Matthew Paul   Savannah GA F/W Japanese: Hokoku Maru, Koto Maru, prison camps in China; Korea; Japan Released
De Turck Eugene Bright   Arlington VA Radio Officer Japanese: Hokoku Maru, Koto Maru, prison camps in China; Korea; Japan Released
Demchenko John H.   Baltimore MD Wiper Japanese: Hokoku Maru, Koto Maru, prison camps in China; Korea; Japan Died POW Japanese
Elwick Alfred G.       Japanese: Hokoku Maru, Koto Maru, prison camps in China; Korea; Japan Released
Forno Eduardo   London England Chief Cook Japanese: Hokoku Maru, Koto Maru, prison camps in China; Korea; Japan Released
Hermanson Karl   San Francisco CA Carpenter Japanese: Hokoku Maru, Koto Maru, prison camps in China; Korea; Japan Released
Jacobson Oscar Gustav   Riga Latvia Steward Japanese: Hokoku Maru, Koto Maru, prison camps in China; Korea; Japan Released
Jones Columbus Dudley   Cambridge MA 3rd Mate Japanese: Hokoku Maru, Koto Maru, at Woosung Korea, Fukuoka 3-B, Kyushu Japan Released
Jorgensen Edward   Port Arthur TX A.B. Japanese: Hokoku Maru, Koto Maru, prison camps in China; Korea; Japan Released
Kartovich William Vincent   Hicksville NY Bosun Japanese: Hokoku Maru, Koto Maru, prison camps in China; Korea; Japan Released
Kashmet Ignatz   Carteret NJ O.S. Japanese: Hokoku Maru, Koto Maru, prison camps in China; Korea; Japan Released
Katz Alfred Sam   Brooklyn NY Utility Japanese: Hokoku Maru, Koto Maru, prison camps in China; Korea; Japan Released
Konkas Nickolas  

Athens Greece

Oiler Japanese: Hokoku Maru, Koto Maru, prison camps in China; Korea; Japan Released
Lewis Robert Joseph   Watertown MA Chief Engineer Japanese: Hokoku Maru, Koto Maru, prison camps in China; Korea; Japan Released
Little John Wilfred   Watertown MA 1st Engineer Japanese: Hokoku Maru, Koto Maru, prison camps in China; Korea; Japan Released
MacKinnon Angus   Rutherford NJ Master Japanese: Hokoku Maru, Koto Maru, prison camps in China; Korea; Japan Released
Mantigna Guiseppe   Marcus Hook PA Messman Japanese: Hokoku Maru, Koto Maru; Shanghai War Prisoners Camp - Kiawgwan Shanghai Conflicting data: Died as POW or survived
McCaffrey Joseph Leo   Rockland MA A.B. Japanese: Hokoku Maru, Koto Maru, prison camps in China; Korea; Japan Released
McClory John   Bronx NY Messman Japanese: Hokoku Maru, Koto Maru, prison camps in China; Korea; Japan Released
McGehee Henry Walton, Jr.   Eufala AL 3rd Engineer Japanese: Hokoku Maru, Koto Maru, prison camps in China; Korea; Japan Released
Morris Arthur   New York NY O.S. Japanese: Hokoku Maru, Koto Maru, prison camps in China; Korea; Japan Released
Pasho Arthur   Bath ME Wiper Japanese: Hokoku Maru, Koto Maru, prison camps in China; Korea; Japan Released
Pfister Alfred   New York NY 2nd Engineer Japanese: Hokoku Maru, Koto Maru, prison camps in China; Korea; Japan Released
Rivera Ernesto Martinez   New York NY Oiler Japanese: Hokoku Maru, Koto Maru, prison camps in China; Korea; Japan Released
Rodriquez Antonio   Yauco PR F/W Japanese: Hokoku Maru, Koto Maru, prison camps in China; Korea; Japan Released
Seu Lee   New York NY Messman Japanese: Hokoku Maru, Koto Maru, prison camps in China; Korea; Japan Released
Simpson Robert Marshall   Norrison PA 2nd Mate Japanese: Hokoku Maru, Koto Maru, prison camps in China; Korea; Japan Released
Turchiano Ralph Deno 29 Brooklyn NY F/W Japanese: Hokoku Maru, Koto Maru, prison camps in China; Korea; Japan Released
Veira Juan   Buenos Aires Argentina 2nd Cook Japanese: Hokoku Maru, Koto Maru, prison camps in China; Korea; Japan Released
Vives Jose  

Barcelona Spain

A.B. Japanese: Hokoku Maru, Koto Maru, prison camps in China; Korea; Japan Released
Yore Thomas Thurlow   Stockton CA Messman Japanese: Hokoku Maru, Koto Maru, prison camps in China; Korea; Japan Released

Wawa scuttled in Hong Kong to avoid capture 12/11/41 (British owned - Panama flag) (3 men)

Lastname Firstname Age Home Position Location Outcome
Beaty Truman Carson   Ligonier PA Wiper Japanese: civilian internee Los Banos, Philippines Released
Bee Edwin Joseph   El Paso TX   Japanese: civilian internee Los Banos, Philippines Released
Coggeshall Robert Rowland   Hollywood CA   Japanese: civilian internee Los Banos, Philippines Released

William F. Humphrey shelled, torpedoed and sunk by Michel in South Atlantic on 07/16/42 (26 men)

Lastname Firstname Age Home Position Location Outcome
Ambos Leonard George   Newmarket NJ Chief Engineer German: Michel; Japanese: Java Released
Anderson John  

City Island NY

Messman German: Michel; Japanese: Java Released
Bart Edgar Henry   Staten Island NY Chief Mate German: Michel; Japanese: Java Released
Baston Thomas Joseph   Jersey City NJ A.B. German: Michel; Japanese: Java; Malaya POW Camp Malay Released
Collins Ommar [Omar] Floyd   Walker LA Wiper German: Michel; Japanese: Java; Malaya POW Camp Malay Released
Cuddihy Joseph Augustine   Cambridge MA Oiler German: Michel; Japanese: Java; Osaka Main Camp Chikko Osaka, Japan Released
Dacou Lester John   New Orleans LA Messman German: Michel; Japanese: Java Released
Davidson Edward Moore   Shaker Heights OH A.B. German: Michel; Japanese: Java Released
Doherty John   Mt. Vernon NY 1st Engineer German: Michel; Japanese: Java Released
Favorite Robert E.   San Diego CA Oiler German: Michel; Japanese: Java Released
Fritz Ernest   Berkshire Heights PA F/W German: Michel; Japanese: Java Released
Furtado Aleuriano   Kahuliui Maui HI Messman German: Michel; Japanese: Java Died POW Japanese
Garland Gerald Hazleton   Chicago IL Wiper German: Michel; Japanese: Java Released
Gaurana Pio   Manila PI Oiler German: Michel; Japanese: Java Released
Henderson Vinson Gunter   Jefferson TX A.B. German: Michel; Japanese: Java Released
Holt Alfred Edson 26 Bloomfield NJ Messman German: Michel; Japanese: Java Released
Hosey William Ward   Albany NY A.B. German: Michel; Japanese: Java Died POW Japanese
Kavanagh Francis Joseph   New York NY O.S. German: Michel; Japanese: Java Released
Knutsen Thomas   Brooklyn NY 3rd Mate German: Michel; Japanese: Java Died POW Japanese
Manzano Angel   Spain Messman German: Michel; Japanese: Java Released
McArthur Edward Francis   Kearny NJ F/W German: Michel; Japanese: Java Released
McGaddes Charles Elvida   Newburyport MA A.B. German: Michel; Japanese: Java Released
McKeever Philip   Brooklyn NY F/W German: Michel; Japanese: Java Died on Junyo Maru 9/18/44
Moncrieff Christopher McKinley   Woodside NY O.S. German: Michel; Japanese: Java Released
Summerlin Edwin K.   Savannah GA 2nd Pumpman German: Michel; Japanese: Java; Camp Fukuoka #3-b Japan Released
Thalen Walter Edward   College Park NY O.S. German: Michel; Japanese: Java Released

William King torpedoed and sunk by U-198 in Indian Ocean on 06/06/43 (1 man) War Shipping Administration Press Release

Lastname Firstname Age Home Position Location Outcome
Reed Owen H.   Jacksonville FL Master German: U-198; Japanese: Java; Junyo Maru Died on Junyo Maru 9/18/44

Yu Sang (USAT) bombed and sunk by Japanese aircraft in Philippines on 04/09/42 (2 men)

Lastname Firstname Age Home Position Location Outcome
Briggs Harry L.     F/W Japanese: Philippines Died POW Japanese
Whittle Harold A.     Chief Mate Japanese: Philippines Died POW Japanese

American President Lines employee in Manila

Lastname Firstname Age Home Position Location Outcome
Haven Lewis Quincy Jr. 25 San Francisco CA Freight Department, American President Lines, Manila Japanese: civilian internee Los Banos, Philippines Released

Ship Unknown (60 men) - If you have any information please contact www.usmm.org e-mail: usmm.org @ comcast.net

Lastname Firstname Age Home Position Location Outcome
Albano Salvatore   Brooklyn NY Messman Unknown Released
Ali Nasr Mourad   Alexandria Egypt A.B. Japanese: Santo Tomas prison Manila Released
Balano Felix   Los Angeles CA Unknown Japanese: civilian internee Los Banos, Philippines Released
Barry Charles Michael   Philadelphia PA A.B. Japanese: civilian internee Shanghai: Pootung Released
Begley Charles [Charlie]   Cincinnati OH 2nd Cook Japanese: civilian internee Los Banos, Philippines Released
Bieber Robert Lyle   Washington DC Unknown Unknown Released
Brockway Alex Grove   Seattle WA Unknown Japanese: civilian internee Los Banos, Philippines Released
Brummett Max Walter   Shanghai China A.B. Japanese: civilian internee Santo Tomas, Philippines Released
Buckles Frank Woodruff   Oakland CA Purser Japanese: civilian internee Los Banos, Philippines Released
Burton James Edward   Richmond VA Unknown Japanese: civilian internee Los Banos, Philippines Released
Carabas George   Washington DC Unknown Unknown Internee Unaccounted
Casey Robert   Unknown Unknown Japanese: Stanley Camp Hong Kong Released
Cole James   Lomita CA Wiper Unknown Released
Contrez Fred   Unknown Unknown Japanese: Shanghai War Prisoners Camp - Kiawgwan Shanghai Released
Dermott Willis John   Los Angeles CA O.S. Unknown Released
Downing Donald Clarke   San Diego CA Unknown Japanese: civilian internee Los Banos, Philippines Released
Dulaney [Delaney] Frank Lorraine   Tucson AZ Unknown Japanese: civilian internee Los Banos, Philippines Released
Dunning Jack Henry   Grand Rapids MI A.B. Unknown Released
Dushek John, Jr.   Wausaukee WI Oiler Unknown Released
Elwood Joseph Donald 34 St. Paul Park MN Volunteer trucker to Battaan Japanese: civilian internee Los Banos and Santo Tomas, Philippines Released
Fayosal Melchor Callejo   Newark NJ Unknown German: Milag Nord Released
Hill John Noel   Cross Haven County Cork, Ireland Unknown Unknown Unknown
Hobson Henry   Dunedin New Zealand Unknown Japanese: civilian internee Los Banos, Philippines Released
Horne Emanuel Joseph   San Francisco CA Steward Unknown Released
Hoyt Jackson Leach   San Francisco CA Unknown Japanese: civilian internee Los Banos, Philippines Released
Hugli Paul   San Francisco CA Sculleryman Unknown Released
Karavas Jack   Crett Greece Unknown Unknown Released
Kelley James Francis   Kingman AZ Second cook and baker Japanese: civilian internee Santo Tomas, Philippines Released
Kelly Harold Maxwell   Sausalito CA Unknown Japanese: civilian internee Los Banos, Philippines Released
La Corte Laureano   Manila PI Unknown Unknown Released
Lam Bo Ming   Honolulu HI Laundryman Japanese: civilian internee Los Banos, Philippines Released
Lawler Kenneth Walker Jr   Inglewood CA Jr. 3rd Engineer Unknown Released
Lawry [Lawrey] Gordon Langford   Burlingame CA Unknown Japanese: civilian internee Los Banos, Philippines Released
Lee Fred McKinley   Hot Springs AR Unknown Japanese: civilian internee Los Banos, Philippines Released
Lee Victor Marion   Downey CA Unknown Unknown Released
Lewis Joseph Nathan   Philadelphia PA Unknown Unknown Released
Lynchner Benjamin   San Francisco CA Unknown Unknown Released
Mangual Arturo Quinone   Aquirre PR Janitor Unknown Released
Mock Wai Hon   Honolulu HI Messman Unknown Released
Montoya Roman   Gretna LA Messman Unknown Released
Neubauer Paul Bernard   New Orleans LA Unknown Unknown Released
Nicholas John Middleton   Los Angeles CA Unknown Japanese: civilian internee Los Banos, Philippines Released
Norvel [Norvell] David Fulton   Atlanta GA Messman Japanese: civilian internee Santo Tomas, Philippines Released
Oliver John LeRoy   Norfolk VA Repatriated Seaman Unknown Released
Persson Oscar   Los Angeles CA Unknown Japanese: civilian internee Santo Tomas, Philippines Released
Rogers Harold Victor   Portland OR Messman Unknown Released
Rogers John Joseph   Jersey City NJ A.B. Japanese: civilian internee Santo Tomas, Philippines Released
Rounds Allen J.   San Francisco CA O.S. Unknown Released
Spear Earl Franklin   New Orleans LA Unknown Japanese: civilian internee Los Banos, Philippines Released
Stubo Knutty Christian   Manila PI Chief Engineer Japanese: civilian internee Los Banos, Philippines Released
Sturman Charles George   Manila PI Unknown Japanese: civilian internee Santo Tomas, Philippines Released
Sweeny Ben Patton [Patten] President Grant or President Harrison Montebello CA Purser Japanese: civilian internee Santo Tomas Philippines Released
Taylor Samuel Sloan   Philadelphia PA Messman Unknown Released
Terrill Thomas Starr   South Pasadena CA Unknown Japanese: civilian internee Los Banos, Philippines Released
Thompson Pendleton David   San Francisco CA Wiper Japanese: civilian internee Santo Tomas, Philippines Released
Thorsen Severin   Stevenger Norway A.B. Unknown Released
Tinling Don   Glendale CA Unknown Japanese: civilian internee Los Banos, Philippines Released
Waterbury Amos Maltby   Long Beach CA Unknown Japanese: civilian internee Santo Tomas, Philippines Released
Wilson Henry Bernard   Cumberland MD Unknown Japanese: civilian internee Santo Tomas, Philippines Released
Wright Randall William   Paulsboro NJ Messman Japanese: civilian internee Los Banos, Philippines Released

Sources:

Prisoners of War
Merchant Mariners at Milag Nord POW Camp in Germany
Names of Mariners Died WWII
Names of Mariners Buried National Cemeteries overseas
Government Regulation for Merchant Marine Prisoners of War
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