HENRY HARRIS (19?? - 1944)

July 21, 2005

Hello Tom,

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
E-mail disranch@cwnet.com

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

Henry Harris
Captain, U.S. Army
Service # 0-374925
41st Engineer Battalion, 41st Philippine Division
Entered the Service from: Philippines
Died: 24-Oct-44
Missing in Action or Buried at Sea
Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery
Manila, Philippines
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

Dear Tom,

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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