Robert Vernon Cloyd
(Harrodsburg Tankers, WW-II)
BIRTH: 15 FEB 1921 • Mercer County, Kentucky, USA
DEATH: 24 OCT 1944 • Died in the "South China Sea", WW-II; memorial at, MEMORIAL SITE*, Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines *. PLOT, Tablets of the Missing MEMORIAL ID, 56759533
Highest Grade Completed; High School, 2nd year.
Occupation; Semiskilled chauffeurs and drivers, bus, taxi, truck, and tractor (He was not married.)
First-Class Robert V. Cloyd joined the Harrodsburg National Guard unit some time before they were activated in November 1940. He was then assigned to Headquarters Company.
He was taken prisoner on 9 April 1941 and survived the Death March.
He was held at Camp O'Donnell and Cabanatuan and was on a work detail building runway at Las Pinas. He was put aboard the Hell Ship Arisan Maru bound for Formosa. He was lost at sea when an American submarine attacked the unmarked prisoner transport on 24 October 1944.”
PFC Robert Vernon Cloyd
BIRTH, 15 Feb 1922, Harrodsburg, Mercer County, Kentucky, USA
DEATH, 24 Oct 1944 (aged 22) MEMORIAL SITE*, Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines * A structure erected in honor of someone whose remains lie elsewhere. PLOT, Tablets of the Missing MEMORIAL ID, 56759533
Died when the Japanese Hell Ship the Arisan Maru was sunk by an American submarine in the South China Sea. Of the 1803, POWs on the ship only nine survived. The Japanese allowed the POWs to drown. Gravesite Details Entered the service from Kentucky.”