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Service Personnel Not Recovered Following World War II

http://www.dtic.mil/dpmo/WWII_MIA/ARM_M_H.HTM
U.S. Army 

Person's Full Name Service Number  Service Name Service Rank  Date of Loss  


HIGGINS, ARLIE W  O258095  ARMY  MAJ  10/24/1944  

Source:NARA- World War II and Korean Conflict Veterans
Interred Overseas (including MIA)
Name: Arlie W Higgins Inducted From: Kansas  
Rank: Major  Combat Organization: 101st Infantry 101st
Division Philippine Army  
Death Date: 24 Oct 1944 
Monument: Fort William McKinley, Manila, The
Philippines  Last Known Status: Missing  
U.S. Awards: Purple Heart Medal Bronze Star Medal  

Source Information:
National Archives and Records Administration. World
War II Prisoners of War, 1941-1946
Name: Arlie W Higgins 
Race: White  
Residence State: Kansas  
    
Report Date: 7 May 1942 
Latest Report Date: 24 Oct 1944 
    
Grade: Major or Asst. superintendent of nurses or
Director of nurses or Director of dietitians or Director of physical therapy aides  
Grade Notes: Major or Lt. Commander  
Service Branch: Army  Arm or Service: Infantry  
Arm or Service Code: Infantry  
Area Served: Southwest Pacific Theatre: Philippine
Islands   Detaining Country: Japan  Camp: 502  
STATUS: Executed, Died in Ship's Sinking or Result of Ship Sinking, 
Shot While Attempting Escape  
POW Transport Ship: October Sinking: Arisan Maru, 24 October 1944  
Report Source: Individual has been reported through
sources considered official.  
...


                             Arisan Maru
http://www.us-japandialogueonpows.org/Bowen.htm

...The 6886 ton Arisan Maru was sunk in the Bashi
Straits, South China Sea, Latitude 20 o 46 N,
Longitude 118 o 18 E, on October 24, 1944 at about
5:00 PM. Naval records indicate that the USS Shark II
(SS 314) attacked a Japanese freighter in the late
afternoon of October 24, 1944. 

HIGGINS, JAMES J  18048883  ARMY  PFC  06/08/1942  

Source:NARA- World War II and Korean Conflict Veterans
Interred Overseas (including MIA)
Name: James J Higgins  Inducted From: Texas  
Rank: Private First Class  Combat Organization: 31st
Infantry Regiment  Death Date: 30 Jun 1942 
Monument: Fort William McKinley, Manila, The
Philippines  Last Known Status: Missing  
U.S. Awards: Bronze Star Medal

HIGGINS, JOHN W JR  31465326  ARMY  PFC  12/25/1944  

Source:NARA- World War II and Korean Conflict Veterans Interred Overseas (including MIA)
Name: John W Higgins Jr  Inducted From: Maine  
Rank: Private First Class  Combat Organization: 262nd
Infantry 66th Division  Death Date: 25 Dec 1944 
Monument: Normandy, France  Last Known Status: Missing  
U.S. Awards: Purple Heart Medal 

http://www.dtic.mil/dpmo/WWII_MIA/AAF_M_H.HTM
U.S. Army Air Forces 
Person's Full Name Service Number  Service Name 
Service Rank  Date of Loss
  
HIGGINS, DAVID P  O2060286  AAF  2 LT  10/15/1945  

Source:NARA- World War II and Korean Conflict Veterans
Interred Overseas (including MIA)
Name: David P Higgins Inducted From: New York  
Rank: Second Lieutenant  Combat Organization: 365th
Bomber Squadron 309th Bomber  Death Date: 15 Oct 1945 
Monument: The Netherlands  Last Known Status: Missing 
U.S. Awards: Purple Heart Medal

HIGGINS, EDWARD W  18057807  AAF  T SG  01/26/1946  

Source:NARA- World War II and Korean Conflict Veterans Interred Overseas (including MIA)
Name: Edward W Higgins Inducted From: Texas  
Rank: Technical Sergeant  Combat Organization: 425th
Bomber Squadron 308th Bomber  Death Date: 26 Jan 1946 
Monument: Fort William McKinley, Manila, The
Philippines  Last Known Status: Missing  

HIGGINS, JOHN M  T61853  AAF  FL O  06/18/1944  

HIGGINS, JOSEPH P  36316796  AAF  S SG  11/26/1943 
 
HIGGINS, THOMAS V  16050802  AAF  SGT  05/19/1943  

Source:NARA- World War II and Korean Conflict Veterans Interred Overseas (including MIA)
Name: Thomas V Higgins Inducted From: Wisconsin  
Rank: Sergeant  Combat Organization: 510th Bomber
Squadron 351st Bomber  Death Date: 19 May 1943 
Monument: Cambridge, England  Last Known Status:
Missing  U.S. Awards: Purple Heart Medal Air Medal 

HIGGINS, VERAL C  O522494  AAF  1 LT  11/10/1944  

Source:NARA- World War II and Korean Conflict Veterans Interred Overseas (including MIA)
Name: Veral C Higgins Inducted From: Minnesota  
Rank: First Lieutenant  Combat Organization: 589th
Army Air Force Base Unit  Death Date: 10 Nov 1944 
Monument: Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.A. Last Known Status: Missing

U.S. Marine Corps (none listed)

http://www.dtic.mil/dpmo/WWII_MIA/NAV_M_H.HTM
U.S. Navy 
Person's Full Name Service Number  Service Name 
Service Rank  Date of Loss 

HIGGINS, CHARLES W  8950689  USNR  SEA1  06/11/1945  
HIGGINS, EARYE P  Z329870  USCG             *  
HIGGINS, JACK B  368623  USNR  ENS  12/12/1944  
HIGGINS, LOUIS W  3856734  USN  COX  03/01/1942  
HIGGINS, ORMOND A  103973  USNR  LT  01/09/1945  
HIGGINS, ROBERT H  6065368  USNR  SEA2  11/13/1942  
HIGGINS, ROBERT J  8094576  USNR  GM2  05/04/1945  
HIGGINS, ROBERT L  2240098  USN  EM3  11/13/1942  
HIGGINS, VIRGIL  2906834  USN  CMMP  03/27/1945  

Entries marked with an asterisk "*" designate cases
where the Date of Loss is being reviewed. 

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World War II Prisoners of War File, ca. 1942 - ca. 1947
Source 

SERIAL NUMBER NAME GRADE, ALPHA GRADE CODE SERVICE CODE ARM OR SERVICE ARM OR SERVICE CODE DATE REPORT: DAY (DD) DATE REPORT: MONTH (MM) DATE REPORT: YEAR (Y) RACIAL GROUP CODE STATE OF RESIDENCE TYPE OF ORGANIZATION PARENT UNIT NUMBER PARENT UNIT TYPE AREA LATEST REPORT DATE: DAY (DD) LATEST REPORT DATE: MONTH (MM) LATEST REPORT DATE: YEAR (Y) SOURCE OF REPORT STATUS DETAINING POWER CAMP REP POW Transport Ships
42076774 HIGGINS ARCHIBALD W PFC 7 1 INF 10 03 01 5     740 0255 06 76 19 05 5 1 8 1 007    
37126649 HIGGINS CHARLES J PFC 7 1 INF 10 13 06 4 1 76 740 }038 06 72 12 06 5 1 8 1 006    
34254230 HIGGINS CHARLIE G PVT 8 1 INF 10 11 12 4     150 0774 07 72 10 08 5 1 8 1 011    
36288971 HIGGINS DARREL L PFC 7 1 INF 10 26 10 4 1 63 740 0351 06 98 31 05 5 1 8 1 013    
39929386 HIGGINS EDWARD PVT 8 1 INF 10 15 12 4     740 0414 06 72 23 05 5 1 8 1 062    
31193555 HIGGINS EVERETT A TEC4 N 1 MD 70 03 10 4 1 11 740 0337 06 98 12 06 5 1 8 1 013    
34689045 HIGGINS GROVER H PVT 8 1 INF 10 16 12 4     740 0422 06 72 23 07 5 1 8 1 006    
35614831 HIGGINS HERBERT A PFC 7 1 INF 10 24 02 5 1   740 0405 06 72 11 04 6 1 7 1 018    
14054064 HIGGINS J FRED T SG 3 1 AC 20 15 07 4 1 45 S53 }449 06 89 09 06 5 1 8 1 091    
33884362 HIGGINS JAMES M PVT 8 1 INF 10 09 02 5 1   740 0022 06 72 19 10 5 1 8 1      
O&754737 HIGGINS JAMES P 2 LT G 1 AC 20 22 03 4 1 32 215 0351 06 72 29 05 5 1 8 1 013    
31276161 HIGGINS JOHN E PFC 7 1 INF 10 21 12 4     740 0423 06 72 29 05 5 1 8 1 006    
31201200 HIGGINS JOHN F PFC 7 1 INF 10 09 01 5 1   22P 0242 42 76 24 07 5 1 8 1      
O1311300 HIGGINS JOHN H 1 LT F 1     27 03 5 1         70 17 04 6 1 7 1      
O&797531 HIGGINS JOSEPH A JR CAPT E 1 AC 20 29 04 4 1 11 253 0389 06 72 22 05 5 1 8 1 033    
17160747 HIGGINS JOSEPH S JR S SG 4 1 AC 20 05 07 4 1 65 S53 }464 06 76 11 04 6 1 7 1 091    
O&400728 HIGGINS LAURENCE B 1 LT F 1 INF 10 17 02 3 1 72 110 0168 06 95 30 01 5 1 7 1 045 5  
36452191 HIGGINS LAWRENCE B PVT 8 1 INF 10 02 11 4 1 62 740 0415 06 74 07 06 5 1 8 1 002    
33141449 HIGGINS LAWRENCE M PVT 8 1 INF 10 16 02 4 1 32 740 }179 06 72 23 07 5 1 8 1 003    
O&723360 HIGGINS LEO J JR 2 LT G 1 AC 20 07 10 4 1 63 S53 0457 06 72 08 05 5 1 8 1 033    
12054148 HIGGINS LESTER D S SG 4 1 AC 20 23 01 4 1 22 216 0386 06 70 12 06 5 1 8 1 091 4  
O&522535 HIGGINS MALCOLM H 2 LT G 1 AC 20 14 10 3 1         70 23 07 5 1 8 1 033    
O1030984 HIGGINS MARTIN J JR 1 LT F 1 INF 10 09 12 4     740 0141 06 76 01 06 5 1 8 1 045    
O&764018 HIGGINS MICHAEL J 2 LT G 1 AC 20 18 07 4 1 97 S53 }483 0O 72 05 06 5 1 8 1 032    
39928714 HIGGINS ORVILLE A PFC 7 1 INF 10 21 01 5 1   22P 0157 45 76 11 04 6 1 7 1 061    
15339773 HIGGINS PINK M SGT 5 1 AC 20 11 04 4 1 54 215 0092 06 72 12 06 5 1 8 1 025    
38038527 HIGGINS ROBERT B CPL 6 1 INF 10 19 09 3 1 85 110 0143 06 98 12 06 5 1 8 1 004    
42050103 HIGGINS ROBERT E PVT 8 1 INF 10 16 12 4     740 0422 06 72 12 06 5 1 8 1 006    
35753298 HIGGINS ROBERT T S SG 4 1 AC 20 16 11 4 1   S53 0464 06 72 12 06 5 1 8 1 091    
35834117 HIGGINS ROLLAND L PFC 7 1 INF 10 09 01 5 1   740 0397 06 76 18 05 5 1 8 1 089    
14150151 HIGGINS SAMUEL G PFC 7 1 INF 10 08 01 5 1   740 0275 06 76 11 04 6 1 7 1 089    
O2071598 HIGGINS THOMAS G 2 LT G 1 AC 20 21 02 5 1   S53 0463 06 7B 19 10 5 1 8 1      
31183920 HIGGINS THOMAS R SGT 5 1 AC 20 14 02 4 1 13 K15 0301 06 98 23 07 5 1 8 1 091    
6260210 HIGGINS WILLIAM C T SG 3 1 FA 30 19 12 4     656 0687 07 72 07 06 5 1 8 1 020    
O&665409 HIGGINS WILLIAM F 2 LT G 1 AC 20 20 04 3 1 70 K30 0052 06 95 23 07 5 1 8 1 045    
O&791431 HIGGINS WILLIAM F JR 1 LT F 1 AC 20 19 05 3 1 11 215 0305 06 72 22 09 4 1 7 1 033    
42106891 HIGGINS WILLIAM J PFC 7 1 INF 10 19 03 5 1   22P 0232 42 72       1 8 1      
34870915 HIGGINS WOODROW W PFC 7 1 INF 10 11 03 5 1   22P 0328 26 72 19 10 5 1 8 1      
  HIGGINS CHARLES ASHLEY CIV   6     25 08 2 1         54 30 04 6 1 7 2      
  HIGGINS CHARLES M CIV   6     09 01 3           45 T0 07 5 1 7 2 526    
  HIGGINS CHARLES T CIV   6     25 08 2 1         54 30 04 6 1 7 2      
  HIGGINS ELDON L JR CIV   6     13 03 5 1         45 30 04 6 1 7 2      
  HIGGINS FRANK W CIV   6         5 1           30 04 6 1 7 2      
  HIGGINS JESSIE E CIV   6     13 03 5 1         45 30 04 6 1 7 2      
  HIGGINS LORNE CIV   6 BYD   03 06 2           33 11 04 6 1 7 2 720    
  HIGGINS MARY A CIV   6     25 08 2 1         54 30 04 6 1 7 2      
O&675591 HIGGINS JAMES D 2 LT G 1 AC 20 29 01 4 1         72 12 11 6 1 4 1      
11118409 HIGGINS FRANCIS F SGT 5 1 AC 20 08 02 4 1 12 215 0092 06 76 27 06 4 1 0 9      
18048883 HIGGINS JAMES J PFC 7 1 INF 10 07 05 2       0031 06 45 04 01 3 1 5 2 501    
O&258095 HIGGINS ARLIE W MAJ D 1 INF 10 07 05 2 1 73       45 24 10 4 1 4 2 502   OS


SERIAL NUMBER NAME GRADE, ALPHA GRADE CODE SERVICE CODE ARM OR SERVICE ARM OR SERVICE CODE DATE REPORT: DAY (DD) DATE REPORT: MONTH (MM) DATE REPORT: YEAR (Y) RACIAL GROUP CODE STATE OF RESIDENCE TYPE OF ORGANIZATION PARENT UNIT NUMBER PARENT UNIT TYPE AREA LATEST REPORT DATE: DAY (DD) LATEST REPORT DATE: MONTH (MM) LATEST REPORT DATE: YEAR (Y) SOURCE OF REPORT STATUS DETAINING POWER CAMP REP POW Transport Ships
20842391 HIGGINS HOWARD CPL   1 MD 70 07 05 2 1 83       45 03 04 5 1 8 2 501    
18048880 HIGGINS PATRICK J JR PVT   1 INF 10 07 05 2 1 85       45 03 10 5 1 8 2 611    
6584565 HIGGINS ROBERT A CPL 6 1 CAC 40 07 05 2   91       45 15 10 5 1 8 2 617    


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