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North Dakota's Heroes: Prisoners of War

State Heroes Total:
36
Adam Jack Klupp
1944
Regent, ND
World War II - POW
Branch of Service: Navy
Date of Capture: October 24, 1944

Died when Arisan Maru, transporting Allied Prisoners of War from the Philippines to Japan, was sunk by USS Shark (SS-314)

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1944
Goodrich, ND
World War II - POW
Branch of Service: Army
Company/Division: 194th Tank Battalion
Date of Capture: October 24, 1944 / Age: 25

Died while in POW status on the Japanese ship "Arisan Maru", when it was sunk by an American submarine in the South China Sea. There were 1,803 POWs on the ship, only 9 of which survived the sinking.

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1944
Dickinson, ND
World War II - POW
Branch of Service: Army
Company/Division: 59th Coast Artillery Regiment
Date of Capture: October 24, 1944 / Age: 29

Died while in POW status after being assigned to the 59th Coast Artillery Regiment charged with harbor defenses of Manila and Subic Bays. The 59th Regiment manned the seacoast artillery on Corregidor Island.

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1944
Regent, ND
World War II - POW
Branch of Service: Navy
Company/Division: United States Navy
Date of Capture: October 24, 1944 / Age: 26

Died while in a POW camp.

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1944
World War II - POW
Branch of Service: Army
Company/Division: Tr A 4th Calvary Recon Sq
Date of Capture: July 27, 1944

Captured by German Forces while on Combat Patrol 27 July 1944.

Wounded In Action France 27 July 1944.

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1943
Streeter, ND
World War II - POW
Branch of Service: Marines
Date of Capture: March 6, 1943

Died while in Prisoner of War status on Dec 17, 1943.

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1942
Williston, ND
World War II - POW
Branch of Service: Marines
Company/Division: United States Marine Corps
Date of Capture: November 10, 1942

Died in a POW camp.

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1942
Normania Township, ND
World War II - POW
Branch of Service: Air Force
Company/Division: 16th Bomber Squadron, 27th Bomber Group, Light
Date of Capture: June 20, 1942 / Age: 26

Died while in POW status.

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1942
Fargo, ND
World War II - POW
Branch of Service: Marines
Date of Capture: May 6, 1942

Was captured by the Japanese the day after the fall of Corregidor, Philippine Islands, on 6 May 1942, and was held as a Prisoner of War until his death while still in captivity on Feb 4, 1943.

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1942
Minot, ND
World War II - POW
Branch of Service: Navy
Date of Capture: May 6, 1942

Was captured by the Japanese after the fall of Corregidor, Philippine Islands, on 6 May 1942, and was held as a Prisoner of War until his death while still in captivity.

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