Herbert "Bert" Hunt Searl (1912 - 2001) and his wife,
Janet Francis Searl 1917 - 1989) and their children,
Dorothy Janet Searl - Born in Santo Tomas July 12, 1942
Baby Girl Searl - Born in Santo Tomas April 16, 1944
December 26, 2005
Hello, my name is Mark Landess, and I knew Bert very well in Hawaii as did my father. We have been trying to locate some more information on his past life other than what we think we know. We knew that he had a brother named James that served in the air cav during WWII and later started Philippine airlines. We also believe that he and his wife and 2 daughters were interned on the island while their baby son was hidden with a wet nurse in the mountains. We were also told that Bertís family lived in the Philippines where he was raised and owned an Ice plant. I would like to know if this checks out and what other information you could pass on to me. I do know that his wife's name was Janet because he mentioned it a few times as well as his only son that died at age 32. I would appreciate all that you can tell me.
or would like to be added to my POW/Internee e-mail distribution list,
please let me, Tom Moore, know.