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Palawan Massacre Roster

Palawan Massacre Roster


Complete Roster of the 150 American POWs present in the Palawan Massacre -- 14 December 1944.

Site is under construction, but the roster is complete and accurate. There are no ambiguities and no men are unaccounted for.
(See notes on the bottom of page about resolution of ambiguities in previously published rosters.)

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Complete Roster of the 150 Americans present in the prison camp at Puerta Princessa, Palawan Island, on 14 December 1944. 
One hundred thirty nine of these men perished in the "Palawan Massacre" only eleven escaped with their lives.

Roster is in delimited format, divided by semicolons.  It is sorted alphabetically. The eleven survivors are listed at the top in dark blue type. The 139 men who were murdered are listed in black type.  The roster includes, names, rank, serial number, and unit for each man.  It does not include home states as most are available on the roster prepared by Lorna Murray.

The 11 survivors:
Name;Rank;Svc #;Branch;Assigned Unit;Subsidiary unit

BALCHUS WILLIAM J;CPL;7021049;CAC;60th CA Regt (AA);I Btry

BARTA FERN JOSEPH;RM2C;3811835;USN; ; 

BOGUE DOUGLAS W;SGT;251439;MAR;4th Marine Regt;A Co 1st Bn

DANIELS TOMMIE T "Pops";PVT;6228647;AC; 20th Air Base Gp; 28th Matl Sqdn

DEAL ELMO V;CPL;19012917;CAC;59th CA Regt;A Btry

KOBLOS ERNEST J;PFC;6575869;CAC;59th CA Regt;C Btry

MC DOLE GLENN W;PFC;301051;MAR;4th Marine Regt;M Co 3rd Bn

NIELSEN EUGENE;PFC;19010856;CAC;59th CA Regt;B Btry

PACHECO ALBERTO D;PFC;20842523;CAC;200th CA Regt (AA);Hq Btry

PETRY EDWIN A;PFC;39226323;AC;19th Bomb Gp (H);7th Matl Sqdn

SMITH RUFUS W "Smitty";PFC;279937;MAR;4th Marine Regt;L Co 3rd Bn


The 139 dead:
Name;Rank;Svc #;Branch;Assigned Unit;Subsidiary unit

ADAMS JEWETT FRANKLIN;T SGT;216430;MAR;4th Marine Regt;M Co 3rd Bn

ADKINS ROBERT ARTHUR;CPL;269686;MAR;4th Marine Regt;D Co 1st Bn

ANDERSON ROBERT STERLING;PVT;39303467;INF;31st Inf Regt (US);H Co

ARAUJO HENRY H;PVT;6953602;AC;;

ARISPE HERACLIO S;PFC;18048940;CAC;60th CA Regt (AA);E Btry

ARNOLDY ARTHUR ANTON;CPL;269534;MAR;4th Marine Regt;A Co 1st Bn

BAILEY HOMER R;PFC;6957268;CAC;59th CA Regt;H Btry

BAKER HERBERT;PVT;11027486;CAC;60th CA Regt (AA);D Btry

BANCROFT EVERETT RICHARD JR;PFC;18046451;MD;Prov AC Regt; 1st Bn Aide Station

BARNES CARL ELLIS;WT2C;3757863;USN;USS Oahu;

BARNES DARRELL LEROY;F1C;2239044;USN; Pat Wing 10;

BARTLE CHARLES WARREN;SGT;6862632;MD;Hosp #1;

BEASON BENJAMIN F;T SGT;6296955;FIN;;

BLACKBURN WILBUR BURDETT;TM2C;3421634;USN;USS Canopus;

BOUCHEY MASON J;PVT;6580599;INF; 60th CA Regt (AA); ex 808th MP Co

BROWN WILLIAM THEODORE;PFC;19051997;AC;24th Purs Gp;34th Purs Sqdn

BRUNI FRED TOBIAS;CAPT;O&370664;INF;192nd Tank Bn;Hq Co

BUCHANAN VERNON EDWARD;MM3C;3422394;USN;USS Tanager;

BURNETT DOUGLAS;CPL;6579728;CAC;59th CA Regt;B Btry

CALDWELL SAMMY LEE;PFC;311726;MAR;4th Marine Regt;M Co 3rd Bn

CARTER CASEY;PVT;18038740;CAC;60th CA Regt (AA);1st Bn

CHILDERS ROY R;PVT;6828741;CAC;60th CA Regt (AA);C Btry

CHOATE JAMES LOUIS;PVT;35100653;INF;192nd Tank Bn;D Co

COOK HARRY W;AERM1C;3110636;USN;16th Naval Distr;Weather Sta

CRANDELL EARL JESSE;PVT;18042306;CAC;60th CA Regt (AA);B Btry

CRAVENS WILLIAM THOMAS;PVT;35100567;INF;;

CULLINS FRANKLIN ASHLEY;PVT;17014187;CAC;60th CA Regt (AA);A Btry

CZAJKOWSKI JOHN;PFC;16008491;INF;31st Inf Regt (US);C Co

DIAZ JOHN F;PFC;17003899;INF;31st Inf Regt (US);B Co

DUTTON GLENN ALBERT;CPL;19013462;CAC;60th CA Regt (AA);M Btry

ELIX CLAYTON E;PFC;18001275;QMC;;

EVANS ERVING AUGUST;CPL;6860791;CAC;59th CA Regt;B Btry

EYRE GEORGE ROBERT;PFC;35033312;CE;Ft Mills;

FLETCHER HOUSTON EVERETT;PFC;18049901;CAC;59th CA Regt;E Btry

FRYAR WILLIAM FERSON;PFC;268974;MAR;4th Marine Regt;E Co 2nd Bn

GEE JESSIE R;CPL;19044437;SC;228th Sig Opns Co;

GILLESPIE BILL EDMOND;S1C;3563533;USN;USS Canopus;

GIUFFREDA MIKE PAUL;PVT;19000844;CAC; HDM&SB; Hq & Hq Btry

GLACKEN JOSEPH CHARLES JR;PVT;308952;MAR;4th Marine Regt;L Co 3rd Bn

GLOVER SAMMY;PFC;18059971;CAC;60th CA Regt (AA);Hq

GOODYKOONTZ RICHARD E;PVT;15061793;CAC;60th CA Regt (AA);E Btry

GRAHNERT JAMES DEWEY;CPL;276710;MAR;4th Marine Regt;F Co 2nd Bn

HALE WALDO STEDEM;S1C;3000521;USN; USS Mindanao;

HAMMOCK WILLIAM LESTER JR;Sgt;251780;MAR;4th Marine Regt;H Co 2nd Bn

HAMRIC DANE HAMPTON;CPL;15017127;CAC;60th CA Regt (AA);A Btry

HANSEN KENNETH RUSSELL;PFC;275286;MAR;4th Marine Regt;A Co 1st Bn

HARBIN LENTON ROGER;S SGT;6380247;AC;27th Bomb Gp (L);16th Bomb Sqdn

HARRIS JOHN SOLOMAN;TM2C;2681521;USN;USS Canopus;

HAWKINS DOUGLAS FORREST;PVT;15065809;CAC;60th CA Regt (AA);A Btry

HENDERSON CLIFFORD MARLIN;PVT;276712;MAR;4th Marine Regt;K Co 3rd Bn

HENDERSON JOSEPH PATRICK;PVT;6576589;INF;192nd Tank Bn; ex 31st Inf Regt (US)

HICKS ROY JOSEPH;PFC;6971540;AC;27th Bomb Gp (L);16th Bomb Sqdn

HINKLE MINER C;PVT;19060846;QMC;20th Air Base Gp; 19th Air Base Sqdn

HUBBARD HUGH BOYD JR;PVT;18043779;CAC;60th CA Regt (AA);I Btry

HUBBARD ROBERT LEE;CPL;18043774;CAC;60th CA Regt (AA);L Btry

HUGHES JOHN F JR;PLSGT;199658;MAR;4th Marine Regt;M Co 3rd Bn

HUSTON TOM V;PVT;19012921;CAC;;

HUTCHISON FRED WALLACE;PFC;19012161;CAC;228th Sig Opns Co;

JACOBSON CHARLES DONALD;PFC;18001629;CAC;59th CA Regt;H Btry

JOHNSON AUBREY PEYTON;PFC;289546;MAR;4th Marine Regt;Svc Co

JOYNER EARL ESELL;PFC;290397;MAR;4th Marine Regt;F Co 2nd Bn

KAZLAUSKAS JOSEPH RICHARD;PVT;11030548;CAC;60th CA Regt (AA);L Btry

KERNES WILFRED RICHARD;PFC;267673;MAR;4th Marine Regt;L Co 3rd Bn

KING HAROLD WAYNE;PVT;19051423;CAC;60th CA Regt (AA);D Btry

KNIGHT HENRY CARLISLE;LCDR;81863;USN;4th Marine Regt;

Koerner Richard A;S/Sgt;6859307;vCE;803rd Engr Bn (Avn);Hq Co

KOZUCH STEPHEN THADDEUS;PFC;287725;MAR;4th Marine Regt;M Co 3rd Bn

LAMOUNTAIN ARTHUR LAWRENCE;S1C;2125284;USN;;

LAMPSHIRE LEO NICK JR;SGT;6897951;CAC;60th CA Regt (AA);H Btry

LEWIS KENNETH LEAMAN;PFC;11007542;CAC;60th CA Regt (AA);C Btry

LINDSAY FOREST EDISON;PFC;14037805;CAC;60th CA Regt (AA);I Btry

LINDSEY KENNETH CLYDE;PFC;274973;MAR;4th Marine Regt;Hq Co 3rd Bn

LYONS JOHN ALOYSIS;PVT;17001764;CAC;59th CA Regt;D Btry

MANGO CARL LOUIS;1st LT;O&357452;MC;27th Bomb Gp (L);17th Bomb Sqdn

MANZI GEORGE VINCENTE;S SGT;6144933;AC;20th Air Base Gp;27th Matl Sqdn

MARTYN DONALD JOSEPH;PVT;294300;MAR;4th Marine Regt;L Co 3rd Bn

MASCARENAS JOSE E T;PVT;38012645;CAC;200th CA Regt (AA);A Btry

MC ANANY RICHARD EMMETT;PVT;6946577;CE;803rd Engr Bn (Avn);C Co

MC ELVEEN WILLIAM MUTON;PVT;14042465;CAC;60th CA Regt (AA);I Btry

MCNALLY THEODORE;CMM ;3411040;USN; USS Sealion; Submarine Sqdn 20

MILLION JOE BAXTER;S SGT;20523485;INF;192nd Tank Bn;D Co

MOFFATT FRED VINCENT;PVT;16026103;CAC;60th CA Regt (AA);K Btry

MOORE ROGER GARLAND;SGT;6398061;AC;27th Bomb Gp (L);16th Bomb Sqdn

MORRIS E C;PFC;268100;MAR;4th Marine Regt;M Co 3rd Bn

MORRIS ORLAND OTIS;PFC;290936;MAR;4th Marine Regt;D Co 1st Bn

MULLINS RAYMOND V;S SGT;6908118;AC ;24th Purs Gp;34th Purs Sqdn

NEWELL FRANK ROBERT;PVT;12024826;CAC;60th CA Regt (AA);A Btry

NOEL HARRY;PVT;16003944;INF;31st Inf Regt (US);D Co

NOVAK ERNEST JULIAN;PVT;19052378;CAC;60th CA Regt (AA);H Btry

OTERO TRINIDAD FIDAL;PVT;38012191;CAC;515th CA Regt (AA);G Btry

PITTS JAMES A;PFC;14038315;CAC;60th CA Regt (AA);B Btry

PRICE DILLARD;PFC;279503;MAR;4th Marine Regt;M Co 3rd Bn

RANKIN HOMER FRANKLIN;CPL;17002727;CAC;59th CA Regt;E Btry

RAY DANIEL WOODROW;PFC;296823;MAR;4th Marine Regt;Svc Co

REA CHESTER B;PFC;13024569;CAC;60th CA Regt (AA);Hq

RECTOR VERNON WILLIAM;PFC;18017440;CAC;59th CA Regt;D Btry

RHOADES ARTHUR WAYNE;PVT;15061729;QMC;59th CA Regt;1st Bn

Rigas Peter Tom;Pfc;279733;USMC;4th Marine Regt;A Co 1st Bn

ROE JAMES HOWARD;S2C;3421980;USN; USS Vaga (YT-116); Cavite Naval Yard

RUDD JAMES ROLLIE;PVT;15065730;CAC;60th CA Regt (AA);H Btry

SAIZ SANTIAGO SANNEDRA;PVT;38011204;CAC;200th CA Regt (AA);Hq Btry 2nd Bn

SANCHEZ JOHN;PFC;17019390;CAC;59th CA Regt;Hq 3rd Bn

SCALLY HENRY FREDRICK;1st Sgt;20843920;CAC;200th CA Regt (AA);G Btry

SCHUBERT CHARLES AUGUSTUS;T SGT;20842381;MD;200th CA Regt (AA);Med Det

SCHULTZ EDWARD JOSEPH;CPL;269818;MAR;4th Marine Regt;Svc Co

SEAGRAVES RAYMOND LEWIS "Rubber";PFC;271830;MAR;4th Marine Regt;D Co 1st Bn

SHALLEY CHARLES E;SGT;38003047;QMC;;

SIERRA GABRIEL JR;PVT;19003513;CAC;60th CA Regt (AA);Hq

SIMPSON JESSE HERSCHEL;PFC;273696;MAR;4th Marine Regt;M Co 3rd Bn

SIRFUS CHARLIE;PVT;331596;INF;31st Inf Regt (US);Svc Co

SKAGGS OWEN NEIL;PFC;296530;MAR;4th Marine Regt;L Co 3rd Bn

SKIDMORE WILLIAM BURLEIGH;PFC;242663;MAR;4th Marine Regt;L Co 3rd Bn

SMITH CHARLES CARLYLE JR;SM2C;2953929;USN;USS Finch;

SMITH JULIO FOREST;MM2C;2915484;USN;USS Canopus;

SMITH KENNETH OTTO;PFC;17002867;CAC;60th CA Regt (AA);G Btry

SNYDER CECIL J;PFC;6946492;AC; 27th Bomb Gp (L); 19th Bomb Sqdn

SPINDLER CARROLL FRANK;SGT;6911352;AC; 24th Purs Gp;

STANLEY DERVERT EUGENE;PVT;6295755;CAC;Ft Mills;

STANLEY JOHN MARVIN;PVT;18018822;AC; 20th Air Base Gp; 19th Air Base Sqdn

STEVENSON ROBERT LOUIS;PVT;16013605;CAC;60th CA Regt (AA);B Btry

STIDHAM JAMES HOUSTON;SGT;6667136;INF;31st Inf Regt (US);E Co

STREET CHARLES HIRAM;CPL;19052477;INF;31st Inf Regt (US);F Co

STUTTS HARDING ELWOOD;PFC;19021114;CAC;60th CA Regt (AA);M Btry

SWEANY LESLIE IRWIN;PFC;17016406;CAC;59th CA Regt;H Btry

SWINNEY HOMER EVERETT;PFC;17007496;CAC;59th CA Regt;D Btry

TEEL GLEN EUGENE;PFC;17003417;CAC;HDM&SB;Hq & Hq Btry

TERRY JOLLY E;PVT;18050063;CAC;60th CA Regt (AA);F Btry

THOMAS DELBERT RAYMOND;PFC;17002866;CAC;60th CA Regt (AA);G Btry

TURNER GLENN C;WO;W2101280;NO;;

UBALLE JOSEPH JOHN;CPL;6935989;AC;20th Air Base Gp;28th Mat Sqn

VITATOE TED EDGAR;PVT;14047213;CAC;59th CA Regt;I Btry

WADDELL GEORGE McCLELLAND;PFC;268246;MAR;4th Marine Regt;Hq & Hq Co

WALKER CARL M;S SGT;6850358;CAC;HDM&SB;Hq & Hq Btry

WALKER GEORGE MURRAY;PFC;230063;MAR;4th Marine Regt;I Co 3rd Bn

WARREN JOHN OTIS;PFC;292202;MAR;4th Marine Regt;H Co 2nd Bn

WHITECOTTON HORACE;PVT;18043825;CAC;60th CA Regt (AA);C Btry

WILLIAMS JOHN GRANT;PFC;278509;MAR;4th Marine Regt;M Co 3rd Bn

WILLIAMS MAURICE SCOTT JR;SGT;204006;MAR;4th Marine Regt;M Co 3rd Bn

YEAST WILLARD RUE;PVT;20523503;INF;192nd Tank Bn;Hq Co


Copyright 2011 by James W. Erickson


Notes on ambiguities in previously published Palawan Massacre rosters. 

Mrs. Lorna Murray, daughter of Palawan Massacre survivor Eugene Neilsen published a nearly complete roster at John Lewis' Japanese POW webpages.  The Murray roster has been an invaluable source and greatly facilitated the construction of this roster.  I offer my thanks to Lorna for making it available to all.  Please note:  The Murray roster is also present, without proper attribution, at http://philippine-defenders.lib.wv.us/html/bataan_corregidor_pows_palawan.html

The Murray roster listed nine men as possible and unconfirmed victims of the massacre.   The names of those men are shown below with an explanation as to their proper identity and fates where known.

Arnoldy, Arthur Anton -- Known to have been on Palawan Dec 1944 -- on roster above.
Baker Herb -- Known to have been on Palawan Dec 1944 -- on roster above.
Baker John L. -- Not in the massacre.  Taken to Japan aboard Nissyo Maru in July 1944. Liberated from Fukuoka #3B, Kokura, Japan.
Mullins Levi D Jr. -- Not in massacre.  Taken to Korea aboard Tottori Maru Oct-Nov 1942. Liberated from Mukden, Manchuria.
Rea Harry  -- Mistaken name. Is massacre victim Chester B. Rea -- on roster above.
Shalley (Seallrey?) Charles Earl -- Name is Charles E. Shalley known to have been on Palawan Dec 1944, -- on roster above.
Snyder Cecil J. -- Known to have been on Palawan Dec 1944 -- on roster above.
Snyder Robert Q. -- Not in massacre.  Probably Snyder, Robert C., Pfc, 289965, 4th Marine Regt.  Died aboard Enoura Maru, 28 Dec 1944.
Williams, Bill USMC -- Possibly massacre victims, Maurice Scott Williams, Jr or John Grant Williams on roster above. Could also be George Rudd Williams, CQM, USN, who had been on Palawan but was returned to Manila and sent to Taiwan aboard Hokusen Maru in Oct-Nov 1944. 

The complete 150 man December 1944 Palawan roster was determined, and the ambiguities in the Murray roster resolved, by consulting original documents contained in the US National Archives.  The key materials were the collection of roster cards for American Army, British and Dutch military, and civilian POWs kept at Bilibid Prison, and a roster of American POWs in the Philippines that dates from late 1944.  Photographs, photocopies, and microfilm of the Bilibid Cards were generously provided by Mr. Robert Hudson who obtained copies from the archives.  Originals can be found in RG 407 Boxes 84-88.   Much of the material on the Bilibid cards is contained on the "Bilibid Departure Roster" prepared by Robert Hudson and available via the Battling Bastards of Bataan website.  The late war Philippine POW roster was found in RG 407 Box 23 by the late Mr. Roger Mansell who generously provided photographs of the documents.

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