Ruse, Carl Robert, Cpl

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1945-1945, Air Force Bases/ Installations
Service Years
1941 - 1945
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Contact Info
Home Town
Odessa, Texas
Last Address
Odessa, Texas

Date of Passing
Oct 24, 2003
Location of Interment
Sunset Memorial Gardens - Odessa, Texas
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Fountain 571 1

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Last Known Activity
He survived 3 years and 4 months of brutal treatment as a POW in the Philippines and Japan, including the Bataan Death March and an extremely long journey on one of the "hell ships".
His photos show him as a POW in 1944 and after repatriation and recuperation in 1945.
Other Comments:
Book: "We Volunteered", A Biography of Carl Robert Ruse, Survivor of the Bataan Death March and Prisoner of the Japanese 1942-1945, by Timothy C. Ruse, 2010.
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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
USAAF Training Command21st Pursuit Squadron, InterceptorUS Air ForcePOW Japan
Air Force Bases/ Installations
  1941-1941, USAAF Training Command
  1941-1942, 21st Pursuit Squadron, Interceptor
  1941-1942, 24th Pursuit Group, Interceptor
  1942-1945, POW Japan
  1945-1945, Air Force Bases/ Installations
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1942 World War II/Asian-Pacific Theater/Philippine Islands Campaign (1941-42)
  1941-1945 World War II
  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
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