The United States’ National POW/MIA Recognition Day is observed across the nation on the third Friday of September each year. Many Americans take the time to remember those who were prisoners of war (POW) and those who are missing in action (MIA), as well as their families.
Below are the “CT” POWs during World War Two:
Name/Rate Captured Location OTRG class Held at
BARNUM, Donald Warren, CRM Guam 10 Osaka area
DULLARD, Edward James, RM2 Guam 22 Osaka area
ELLIS, Robert Reid, RM1 Guam 22 Zentsuji
* FAULKNER, Stuart Thomas, RM2 Guam 22 Hirohata
** JORDAN Francis D., LCDR Corregidor, PI Arisan Maru
JOSLIN, Harold Eugene, RM2 Guam 23 Zentsuji
McCUNE, Donald Lee, RM2 Guam Hirohata
PARR, Rexford Gerald, RM2 Guam 23 Osaka area
SMITH, Markle Tobias, RM1 Guam 13 Osaka area
HARRELL, John A. USS HOUSTON ?
*** THOMPSON Arthur R. Corregidor, PI Mongolia
WILSON William R, LT (Japanese Language Officer)
* RM2, not an OTRG member (USNR)
** LCDR Francis D. Jordan, USN, (Japanese Language Officer) was captured by the Japanese after the fall of Corregidor, Philippine Islands, on May 6, 1942, and was held as a Prisoner of War on the Japanese “Hell Ship,” Arisan Maru. While in captivity, he was killed on October 24, 1944 when an American submarine sank the Arisan Maru.
*** Chief Commissary man (ship’s cook) was assigned as cook for the CT detachment on Corregidor island