Conflict Period:
World War II 1
Private First Class, U.S. Army 1

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Full Name:
Paul E McCreary 1
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
State: New Mexico 1

World War II 1

Private First Class, U.S. Army 1
Service Number:
20842988 1
Purple Heart 1
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


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,

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


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