73rd BOMB WING (VH)
POW HONOR ROLL

73rd Bomb Wing logo
source : 500th Bomb Group Memorial Association

created August 2019
Doug Comella

February 2022
The Honor Roll is in a holding pattern until
the St Louis NARA facility reopens.


1st Lt Harrison K Wittee is the most recent addition to this page.

 

April 2022

The remains of 37 Unknown POWs from the Tokyo Military Prison Fire
have been disinterred from Manila American Cemetery.

Included are 12 men from the 73rd Bomb Wing.

Their remains are now at the DPAA Facility at Joint Base Pearl Harbor.

 

Updates

OLDEST
MOST RECENT

12 October 2020
Sgt Harry Ervin McMillen

29 September 2020
1st Lt Edward Gletty Law Crew

15 September 2020
Sgt Otto John Marek

2 September 2020
1st Lt Louis William Lehnen

9 August 2020
SSgt Chester Arthur Johnson, Jr

24 July 2020
2nd Lt John Snyder Houghton

20 July 2020
Virtual Cemeteries for each
Bomb Group are below the heading for that Group

14 July 2020
TSgt Alvin Relvue Hart

18 April 2021
Sgt Warren Leonard Olson

28 March 2021
1st Lt Robert Watson Nelson

8 March 2021
Sgt Clifford A Myhra

22 February 2021
Sgt Maurice Myers

2 February 2021
Sgt Billy Joe Brown

31 December 2020
Sgt John William Meagher

7 December 2020
Sgt Leonard James McNeill

7 November 2020
Update with photo
Sgt Otto John Marek

27 October 2020
SSgt Alfred John McNamara

14 October 2020
Update: History Page added to
1st Lt Edward Gletty Law Crew

 

31 January 2022
1st Lt Harrison K Wittee

14 January 2022
DPAA
Tokyo Military Prison Fire

1 January 2022
Sgt John William Welsh

14 October 2021
SSgt Russell Warren Strong

14 September 2021
SSgt Logan McGuinn Sparks

20 August 2021
Sgt Raymond Francis Shiber

29 July 2021
TSgt Raymond Carl Richmond

8 July 2021
SSgt Robert Loran Pellicot

12 June 2021
Sgt Thaddeus Joseph Pasternak

19 May 2021
Sgt William Henry Osborne

20 April 2021
Update: Page from Scrapbook
Sgt Harry Ervin McMillen



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92 men of the 73rd Bomb Wing were
Prisoners of War of the Japanese Government

37 survived

While this web site honors those who died in captivity, we cannot ever forget those survivors who suffered abuse and neglect.
They too are honored


Public Law 490

Reference to this document will appear within many files
Please click on the above link to view a jpg image obtained from Fold3

Introduction

Acknowledgments

Most sources are listed under each photo or document
  Surrender Terms

Nimitz Grey Book



Case History 051
Koishikawa Military
Cemetery, Tokyo

Case History 111

Tokyo Military Prison
Fire

Case History 328
Osaka Castle
Kempei Tai Headquarters

 

15 February 2020

Honoring Irvin's Memory

Michael Krehl's grandfather, Sgt Leonard J. Mc Neill, is one of the 37 unknown POWs who were Killed in Action 25- 26 May 1945 during the Tokyo Military Prison fire.

Michael is spearheading a project with the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency to have the unidentified remains of 8 men buried in Manila American Cemetery identified and repatriated.

This PDF is titled Honoring Irvin's Memory. SSgt Irvin Casper Ellingson was with the 499th Bomb Group and is one of the 37 unknown POWs. These 88 pages are from a Power Point Presentation and provide a glimpse as to what Michael is pursuing.

  Honoring Irvin's Memory



6 January 2022

Michael's effort to have the
37 Unknowns identified is successful !!!

Both the Defense POW-MIA Accounting Agency and
the American Battle Momuments Commission have granted their approval.

A sequence of letters beginning 15 September 2021
and concluding on 6 January 2022
can be viewed at the

Tokyo Military Prison Fire
DPAA



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Virtual Cemetery
created by Scott Muselin
March 2020


Tokyo Military Prison

Osaka Castle

 

73rd Bomb Wing HQ

 

497th Bomb Group

497th Bomb Group Virtual Cemetery



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SSgt Carl T Wells, Jr
 
Sgt John A Wright

 

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