Babcock, Kenneth M.
Badgerow, Milton Keith
Bailey, Phillip
Baker, Hollis E.
Baker, John Franklin
Ballard, True M.
Barber, LeRoy F.
Barger, Geo. Clifford
Barnes, Virgil L.
Bartelt, Harold
Bass, Lawrence K.
Beach, Edward
Beaman, Howard
Beaumont, Fred
Beavers, John D.
Beckett, Harold E.
Beigel, Charles Wayne
Beirne, Delbert J.
Beldt, Milford
Bellcock, Paul
Bellows, Glenn C.
Beldt, Milford
Berry, Jim
Berry, Hugh
Berry, Wilbur Owen
Best, John Addison
Beyer, Glenn Howard
Bickford, Robert Lloyd
Bilterman, H.
Bishop, S. Malcolm
Black, T. Wayne
Blair, Mason
Blizzard, Howard S.
Blodgett, David C.
Bogard, Carrol S.
Bollin, Melvin "Barney"
Bolton, Bernard V.
Bonnicksen, Chalmer
Boots, Eldon Ralph
Bosovich, Mike
Bostedt, Glen Charles
Bostedt, Joseph William
Bovee, Gaylord
Boyle, Thomas J.
Bradfield, Charles B. *
Branch, Nelson A.
Brandt, Norbert A.
Brennan, John J.
Brewster, Paul
Briggs, Ulis Charles
Brinning, William S.
Brown, Albert N.
Brown, Everett Sherrill
Brown, James R.
Brown, Ralph Ray
Brown, Richard
Brue, Charles R.
Brue, Melvin
Buckmaster, Duane
Budde, Rollo L.
Budden, Clarence J. *
Bulit, Bill
Burch, Robert
Burdick, F. D.
Burger, Francis L.
Burlingham, Edward C.
Burns, John Francis
Butler, Ralph
Buttler, Ralph James
Buxton, O. C.


*indicates civilian pow


1,010 Yanks Thought Held by Japanese

WASHINGTON, (AP) – The navy department released Thursday a list of 1,010 navy and marine corps officers and enlisted men presumed to have been taken prisoner by the Japanese on the islands of Wake and Guam and at Peiping, Tientsin and Shanghai, China.

Lieut. Commander John T. Tuthill, Jr., public relations officer of the third naval district, also made public a roster of 1,200 civilians who were employed in defense construction work on the two Pacific islands and who also are presumed to be prisoners of war.

The navy department statement pointed out that “because of the interruption of communications and the eliminating of contact entirely when the various outposts were overwhelmed, the navy department cannot have absolute information of the exact status of all individuals who were serving in the armed forces and of civilians who were engaged on public works undertakings.

“However, from information that had been available up to the time or near the time of the capture of some of the groups, and from the rosters of personnel serving at the different places, it is presumed that those not otherwise accounted for are prisoners of the Japanese.”

Source: The Globe Gazette, Mason City, Iowa, Thursday, February 19, 1942

Transcribed by Sharon R. Becker, Jan 2013



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