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Ames, Godfrey Roland "Roly"

Date of birth:
May 4th, 1912 (Santa Cruz/California, United States)
Date of death:
January 31st, 1945 (Fukuoka, Japan)
Buried on:
American War Graves West Point
Plot: XXXVI. Grave: C-108.
Service number:
0-20671
Nationality:
American (1776 - present, Republic)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Captain
Unit:
Battery C, 60th Coast Artillery Regiment (Anti-Aircraft), Philippine Department, U.S. Army Forces in the Far East (USAFFE), U.S. Army
Awarded on:
1942

Headquarters, Philippine Coast Artillery Command, General Orders No. 29
Silver Star Medal (SSM)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Captain
Unit:
Battery C, 60th Coast Artillery Regiment (Anti-Aircraft), Philippine Department, U.S. Army Forces in the Far East (USAFFE), U.S. Army
Awarded on:
1942

Headquarters, Philippine Coast Artillery Command, General Orders No. 50 ( Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster)
Silver Star Medal (SSM)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Captain (Coast Artillery Corps) Godfrey Roland Ames (ASN: 0-20671), United States Army, was captured by the Japanese after the fall of the Philippine Islands in 1942, and was held as a Prisoner of War until his return to U.S. Military control at the end of hostilities in 1945.
Prisoner of War Medal

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