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MSG Thomas Campbell BURRELL

MSG Thomas Campbell BURRELL

Male 1913 - 2003  (90 years)Deceased

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  • Name Thomas Campbell BURRELL  [1
    Title MSG 
    Relationshipwith Regis John CARR
    Born 18 FEB 1913  Midland County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Census 1930  Hagerman, Chaves, New Mexico, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Enlistment 06 JAN 1941  Albuquerque, Bernalillo, New Mexico, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Military Service 06 JAN 1941 
    Military Service 07 MAY 1942  POW Camp Chikko, Osaka, Japan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 01 MAY 2003  Bloomfield, San Juan, New Mexico, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Age 90 years 
    Buried Aft 01 MAY 2003  Aztec Cemetery, Aztec, San Juan, New Mexico, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I14709  Carr-Scott
    Last Modified 26 MAR 2017 

    Father Ancestors Robert W BURRELL
              b. 06 DEC 1878, Fannin County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 01 MAR 1967, Clovis, Curry, New Mexico, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Mother Clara Alma ROBERTS
              b. 17 JUN 1893, Oklahoma, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 26 DEC 1967  (Age 74 years) 
    Family ID F4542  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Children 
     1. Jerry P. BURRELL
              b. 19 OCT 1957
              d. 16 AUG 1975, Alaska, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 17 years)
    Last Modified 13 DEC 2014 
    Family ID F6184  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 18 FEB 1913 - Midland County, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1930 - Hagerman, Chaves, New Mexico, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEnlistment - Name: Thomas C Burrell Birth Year: 1913 Nativity State or Country: Texas State of Residence: New Mexico County or City: Bernalillo Enlistment Date: 6 Jan 1941 Enlistment State: New Mexico Enlistment City: Albuquerque Branch: Coast Artillery Corps Branch Code: Coast Artillery Corps or Army Mine Planter Service Grade: Private First Class Grade Code: Private First Class Term of Enlistment: Three year enlistment Component: National Guard (Officers, Warrant Officers, and Enlisted Men) Source: National Guard Education: 4 years of high school Civil Occupation: Semiskilled mechanics and repairmen, motor vehicles Marital Status: Single, without dependents Height: 68 Weight: 190 - 06 JAN 1941 - Albuquerque, Bernalillo, New Mexico, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary Service - World War II Prisoners of War, 1941-1946 Name: Thomas C Burrell Race: White Residence State: New Mexico Report Date: 7 May 1942 Latest Report Date: 15 Oct 1945 Grade: Master Sergeant Grade Notes: General or Lieutenant General or Major General or Brigadier General or Master Sergeant or Admiral or Vice Admiral or Rear Admiral or Chief Petty Officer Permanent Appointment Service branch: Army Arm or Service: Coast Artillery Corps Arm or Service Code: Coast Artillery Corps Or Amp: Army Mine Planter Service Area Served: Southwest Pacific Theatre: Philippine Islands Detaining Country: Japan Camp: Osaka Main Camp Chikko Osaka 34-135 Status: Returned to Military Control, Liberated or Repatriated Report Source: Individual has been reported through sources considered official. MSG Thomas C. Burrell is listed on a USMA report as being transferred from Bilibid Prison in Manila, Philippines to Japan. The date of transfer and the "Hellship" on which he sailed is not recorded/known. http://www.west-point.org/family/japanese-pow/HudsonFast/BilibidDbf.htm MSG Burrell was eventually released from Osaka POW Camp 5-B at Tsurga, Japan. He was held in other camp(s) before reaching Camp 5-B on/about 25 Apr 1945. There were 399 POWs at the time the camp was liberated on 2 Sep 1945. "BURRELL THOMAS Campbell ""TC"" ""Tom""",MSgt,20842952,CAC,200th Hq,NM,611,,,Os-05B-Tsuruga,, http://www.mansell.com/pow_resources/pacific_pow_roster.html http://www.mansell.com/pow_resources/camplists/osaka/Tsuruga/tsuruga_main.htm Osaka POW Camp 5-B TSURUGA (TSURUGA KOWAN UNSO) Map: Information & pictures Courtesy of Wes Injerd Location: FUKUI-ken, TSURUGA-shi, JINMU 9721 KOJO [Area Map- courtesy of Wes Injerd] Time Line: 23 Apr 1945: Established as Osaka-20-B; first located at TSURUGA-shi, SAKURA 165. 25 Apr 1945: 180 Americans and 20 Dutch arrive from Tanagawa. Date of transfer to Minami TSUNAI unknown. (both camps within city limits of Tsuruga. 20 May 1945: 200 Americans arrive from Umeda, some from NArumi ex Tanagawa. Later, one American transferred to Sendai. Date unknown Aug 1945: Renamed 5-B Sept 1945: rescue effected (399 men rescued) Morita Report: Details the history of camp and movement of the POWs. Labor: Slave labor as stevedore services and farming service. TSURUGA Transportation Company. POWs worked docks carrying bags of beans and grain from warehouse to freight cars; operated cranes and unloaded iron from freight cars. Mr HASHIMOTO in charge of companu- his asst was Mr. IMURA. Hell Ship Numerous sources for prisoners from other burned out camps- no specific ship. Roster: Total men in camp on 2 Sept 1945: 399 per Morita report Partial roster of Americans and listing those who perished Japanese Camp Staff- includes rank, dates of service and position on staff Affidavits Affidavit of USMC TSgt Jesse L. Stewart from Wake Island. Discussing brutal treatment and action of specific guards; http://www.mansell.com/pow_resources/camplists/osaka/Tsuruga/stewart_affidavit_tsuruga.html Second affidavit regarding Lt Namba at Umeda and at Tsuruga. http://www.mansell.com/pow_resources/camplists/osaka/umeda/stewart_affidavit_ref_namba.html Affidavit of S/Sgt Robert T. Rohmer regarding the severe beatings of Cobb, MacCurdy and Dorsey. http://www.mansell.com/pow_resources/camplists/osaka/Tsuruga/rohmer_affidavit_tsuruga.html Affidavit of Alexander L. Benishake 60th CAC (Pending) - 07 MAY 1942 - POW Camp Chikko, Osaka, Japan Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 01 MAY 2003 - Bloomfield, San Juan, New Mexico, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Aft 01 MAY 2003 - Aztec Cemetery, Aztec, San Juan, New Mexico, USA Link to Google Earth
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