STEPHEN JACK HOLT (1919 - 1945)
August 27, 2007
I had given up hope of hearing from anyone regarding Uncle Jack, so Iím thrilled that you wrote back!
I am the niece, by marriage, of Stephen Jack Holt, who was with the HQ SQ 27th Bomber Group/L and am looking for any information about him. Here is all our family knows:
Date and place of of Birth: 3 Feb 1919, Jackson, Mississippi
Inducted from Missisippi
Rank: Technician 5
Date of Death 3 (or 8) January 1945
Place of Burial Manila American Cemetary, Plot D Row 1 Grave 271
According to his brother, Allen Holt, who was my father-in-law, Jack Holt was in the Phillipines when they fell to the Japanese and was on the Bataan Death March. One source says he died in the Phillipines, and another says he died in Japan.
I have several documents about Jack, i.e., his birth certificate, baptism, Interment letter, social security card, Citation of Honor, and letters back and forth from the Dept. of the Army to his mother regarding his cremation, notification of KIA and burial. We have no pictures of him, nor do we know how he died, although I suspect it was from malnutrition in the Japanese camp where he was transferred after the Death March.
Our family would very much like to have him added to your Bataan Death March page and your distribution list. Perhaps thereís someone out there, still alive, who knew him, or a son or daughter whose dad knew him. Anything you can do to help will be appreciated.
Thank you so much for your time, help and interest.
or would like to be on my POW/Internee e-mail distribution list,
please let me, Tom Moore, know.