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