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George Washington Pearcy Collection

George Washington Pearcy Collection

Biographical Information

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Name:
George Washington Pearcy
State of Birth:
MO
Home State:
MO
Gender
Male

War or Conflict
World War, 1939-1945
Military Status
Veteran
Dates of Service
1940-1944
Entrance into Service
Commissioned
Branch of Service
Army
Unit of Service
527th Coast Artillery; B Battery, 60th Coast Artillery (AA)
Location of Service
Fort Sheridan, Illinois; Fort Leavenworth, Kansas; Camp Robinson, Arkansas; Fort Mills, Corregidor, Philippines; Clark Field, Philippines; Nichols Field, Philippines; Fort McKinley, Philippines; Cabanatuan, Philippines; Bilibid Prison, Philippines; Mindanao Island (Philippines); Davao Penal Colony, Philippines; Pacific Theater
Battles/Campaigns
Corregidor
Highest Rank
Second Lieutenant
Prisoner of War
Yes
Service History Note
The veteran was held as a prisoner of war (POW) for 29 months. He was killed while being transported from the Philippines to Japan aboard the Arisan Maru, an unmarked Japanese POW transport ship, that was sunk by a US Navy submarine.

War or Conflict
World War, 1939-1945
Military Status
Veteran
Branch of Service
Army Air Forces/Corps
Unit of Service
2nd Observation Squadron
Prisoner of War
Yes
Service History Note
The veteran was officially transferred from the Army to the Army Air Forces in 07/1941.

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Type of Resource:
Manuscript: Correspondence [44 items] -- Mixed (handwritten and typewritten documents)
Manuscript: Correspondence [10 items] -- Typewritten document
Photograph: Copy photographic print [3 items] -- Photograph
Manuscript: Military papers (orders, personnel/201 files, etc) [11 items] -- Typewritten document
Manuscript: Mixed (Multiple types of manuscripts) [ item] -- Typewritten document
Manuscript: Periodicals [11 items] -- Typewritten document
Manuscript: Biographical information [3 items] -- Mixed (handwritten and typewritten documents)
Manuscript: Correspondence [29 items] -- Handwritten document
Manuscript: Transcript [4 items] -- Transcription of document
Manuscript: Civilian papers (certificates, forms, wills, etc) [21 items] -- Mixed (handwritten and typewritten documents)
Manuscript: Correspondence [98 items] -- Mixed (handwritten and typewritten documents)
Manuscript: Maps [2 items] -- Mixed (handwritten and typewritten documents)
Photograph: Negatives [16 items] -- Photograph
Photograph: Original photographic print [15 items] -- Photograph
Manuscript: Clippings [32 items] -- Typewritten document
Manuscript: Diaries and journals [4 items] -- Handwritten document
Video: 16mm Film [1 item] -- Home movie footage
Artifact: Artifact [6 items] -- Other
Photograph: Original photographic print [13 items] -- Photographs
Photograph: Negatives [5 items] -- Portrait
Contributor:
Glen Pearcy
Collection #:
AFC/2001/001/101245
Subjects:
Pearcy, George Washington
World War, 1939-1945--Personal Narratives
United States. Army.
Prisoner of War--United States
World War, 1939-1945--Personal Narratives
United States. Army Air Forces/Corps.
Prisoner of War--United States
Cite as:
George Washington Pearcy Collection
(AFC/2001/001/101245), Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
 
 

 

Last Edit: 2022-07-14
 

 

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