Phipps, Ralph Edward, PFC

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Last Rank
Private 1st Class
Last Primary MOS
0311-Rifleman
Last MOSGroup
Infantry
Primary Unit
1941-1944, 0311, Prisoner of War
Service Years
1940 - 1944

Private 1st Class

 
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Home State
Texas
Texas
Year of Birth
Not Specified
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Snyder
Last Address
Snyder, Texas

Casualty Date
Jun 01, 1944
 
Cause
Hostile, Died while Captured
Reason
Illness, Disease
Location
China
Conflict
Not Specified
Location of Interment
Not Specified
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Not Specified

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 Unit Assignments
1st Defense BnPrisoner of War
  1940-1941, 0311, 1st Defense Bn
  1941-1944, 0311, Prisoner of War
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1941 Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)/Battle of Wake Island
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Last Known Activity
PFC PHIPPS WAS ASSIGNED TO THE 1ST MARINE DEFENSE BN ON WAKE ISLAND. HE WAS ORDERED TO SURRENDER TO THE JAPS ON 23 DEC 1941.

HE WAS SENT TO THE POW CAMP IN KIANGWAN, CHINA WHERE HE DIED OF PULMONARY TB ON 1 JUN 1944
   
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