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Conflict Period:
World War II 1
Rank:
Private First Class, U.S. Army 1
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Full Name:
Paul E McCreary 1
Death:
Buried: Missing in Action or Buried at Sea<BR>Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery<BR>Manila, Philippines 1
Death: 24-Oct-44 1
Death Date: 24 Oct 1944 1
Memorial Cemetery: Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery 1
Memorial Country: Manila, Philippines 1
Memorial Location: Missing in Action or Buried at Sea 1
Residence:
State: New Mexico 1
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World War II 1

Rank:
Private First Class, U.S. Army 1
Service Number:
20842988 1
Awards:
Purple Heart 1
Regiment:
200th Coast Artillery Regiment 1

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Paul Easton McCreary

 

 

This is an excerpt from a book I am writing, The McCreary Family History which will be published in 2014. More information is available at mmccre8814@aol.com.

 

Paul Easton7 McCreary, born 16 March 1919, Illinois to Blaine Chester McCreary and Elizabeth Easton. He was a prisoner of war in World War II and served as a private first class in the Army. He was shot and killed while attempting to escape in Japan on board a prisoner of war ship,  Arisan Maru, on 24 October 1944.[i] His interment was many years later on 31 August 1961 at Santa Fe National Cemetery, Santa Fe, New Mexico.[ii] In 1940 he was in Albuquerque, New Mexico and listed as Paul E. McCreary, age 21, single, 3 years of high school, worked 52 weeks in 1939.

 


[i] World War II Prisoners of War, 1941-1946, Ancestry.com.

[ii] U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca.1775-2006, Ancestry.com, Paul Easton McCreary

 

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