Ball, William Harris, MAJ

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Last Rank
Last Service Branch
Coast Artillery Corps (1901-1950)
Last Primary MOS
1102-Coast Artillery Unit Commander
Last MOS Group
Coastal Artillery Corps (Officer)
Primary Unit
1942-1942, POW/MIA
Service Years
1933 - 1942

Coast Artillery Corps (1901-1950)


Two Overseas Service Bars

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Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address
Redding, California

Casualty Date
May 20, 1942
Hostile, Died
Illness, Disease
World War II
Location of Interment
Golden Gate National Cemetery - San Bruno, California
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section N Site 2328

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World War II Fallen
  1942, World War II Fallen [Verified]

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 Unit Assignments
92nd Coast ArtilleryPOW/MIA
  1939-1942, 1190, 92nd Coast Artillery
  1942-1942, POW/MIA
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1942 WWII - Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Philippine Islands Campaign (1941-42)
  1942-1942 Philippine Islands Campaign (1941-42)/Bataan Death March
 Colleges Attended 
University of Michigan-Ann ArborUnited States Military Academy
  1927-1929, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
  1929-1933, United States Military Academy
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Major William Ball died while being held as a Prisoner of War of the Japanes forces  at Camp O'Donnel, Luzon, Philippines.  He was on his second tour in the Philippines, and was the commander of the 92nd Coast Artillery Regiment, Philippine Scouts at Manilla, then at Corregidor..

Major Ball had served two tours in the P.I. His first tour was at Fort Stotsenburg and Corregidor, 1935-1937, as an engineer. His last unit was as leader of the 92nd Coast Artillery, Philippine Scouts, Fort Mills, Corregidor. He died at Camp O 'Donnell as a POW.

He left a wife and daughter (born at Fort Mills, Corregidor in 1940) at his passing.  They had been with him in the P.I. shortly before the War began.

He was re-interred in Golden Gate National Cemetery in 1950.

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