Covey, Hershel Lee, SSgt

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Last Rank
Staff Sergeant
Primary Unit
1942-1942, POW Japan
Service Years
1933 - 1942
USAAFEnlisted Collar Insignia
Staff Sergeant

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Greencastle, Indiana
Last Address
Cabanatuan POW Camp, Philippines

Casualty Date
Jul 17, 1942
Hostile, Died while Captured
Illness, Disease
World War II
Location of Interment
Clark Veterans Cemetery - Clark Freeport Zone, Philippines
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section C Plot 2B Grave 12H

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World War II Fallen
  2013, World War II Fallen

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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
US Air ForcePOW Japan
  1941-1942, 24th Pursuit Group, Interceptor
  1942-1942, POW Japan
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1942 World War II/Asian-Pacific Theater/Philippine Islands Campaign (1941-42)
  1942-1942 Philippine Islands Campaign (1941-42)/Bataan Death March
 My Aircraft/Missiles
P-35 Seversky  P-40 Warhawk/Kittyhawk  
  1941-1942, P-35 Seversky
  1941-1942, P-40 Warhawk/Kittyhawk
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Not much is known about him. He first enlisted in 1933 but possibly had 1 or more breaks in service between then and 1940. His MOS is also unknown. He is memorialized at Clark AB Cemetery, Cabanatuan Memorial, and on the Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery but it is unclear exactly where he is buried even though Clark seems the most probable site.
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