Whittington, Clarence H., PFC

Fallen
 
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Last Rank
Private First Class
Last Primary MOS
844-Gun Crewman, Light Artillery
Last MOS Group
Field Artillery (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1942-1944, POW/MIA
Service Years
1940 - 1944
Private First Class


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Home State
North Carolina
North Carolina
Year of Birth
1914
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
High Point
Last Address
Not Specified

Casualty Date
Feb 15, 1944
 
Cause
Hostile, Died while Captured
Reason
Intentional Homicide
Location
Japan
Conflict
WWII - Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Philippine Islands Campaign (1941-42)
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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 Military Association Memberships
World War II FallenBattling Bastards of Bataan
  1944, World War II Fallen [Verified]
  1944, Battling Bastards of Bataan


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 Unit Assignments
60th Coast Artillery Coastal Artillery CorpsPOW/MIA
  1940-1942, 60th Coast Artillery
  1940-1942, Coastal Artillery Corps
  1942-1944, POW/MIA
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1942 Philippine Islands Campaign (1941-42)/Battle of Corregidor
  1941-1942 WWII - Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Philippine Islands Campaign (1941-42)
  1942-1942 Philippine Islands Campaign (1941-42)/Bataan Death March
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
PFC Clarence Whittington served with Battery A, 60th  Coastal Artillery, Anti-Aircraft (AA) in the Philippines. He was captured on Corregidore during the surrender on 6 May 1942.

He died as a result of starvation and beatings by Japanese as a POW in Camp # 7B Fukuoka, Omuta, Kyushu Island, Japan.

Final burial site not known at this time.


Note:  According to the 1940 Federal Census, he was a Pvt. stationed at the Fort McDowell Miltary Reservation at Sausalito, Marin County, California.  In 1935, he had been living in Phoenix, Arizona.
   
Comments/Citation
Notes/Links:
http://www.lindavdahl.com/

http://philippine-defenders.lib.wv.us/html/fukuoka_camp_17.html

http://cdsg.org/old/reprint%20PDFs/CACreg1.pdf

http://www.mansell.com/pow_resources/camplists/fukuoka/fuku_07_futase/fuku_07_roster_yank.html

SEE: Ezequiel L. Ortiz, James A. McClure, Don Jose: An American Soldier's Courage and Faith in Japanese Captivity, Sunstone Press, New Mexico, 2012, page 159.
   
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