HENRY HARRIS (19?? - 1944)
July 21, 2005
It has been awhile since we touched base. My Uncle was in Bilibid he was in the US Army Engineer Corp. His name is Henry Harris and I would like to know were he was captured. His Date of death is October 1944. I wonder if anyone can tell me anything about him.
Diane Hess McCorkle
July 22, 2005
I received the following information from James Litton. Thanks James.
Data from the website of the American Battle Monuments Commission
The Arisan Maru was sunk by a US Sumarine on Oct. 24, 1944, which is the recorded Date of Death of the late Capt. Harris
Captain, U.S. Army
Service # 0-374925
41st Engineer Battalion, 41st Philippine Division
Entered the Service from: Philippines
Missing in Action or Buried at Sea
Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery
Awards: Legion of Merit, Purple Heart
NOTE: The 41st Phil Division fought in Bataan. Capt. Harris, most probably, had surrendered in Bataan.
July 22, 2005
I can't come up with a Birthdates yet but am working on it. Henry married a girl he meet while in collage in the States (Colorado School of Mines) they had twins Cynthia and Henry Jr. His beautiful wife was killed prior to the war in a car accident in Baguio. After the war the twins were raised by their material Grandmother in Boulder, Colorado. I do have a old black and white picture of my Mother, her brother Henry, and my brother myself and the twins I will get it to you. Thank You.
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