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Posted by: Lee Sasscer (ID *****9784) Date: March 12, 2008 at 19:23:27
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Belton E. Knighton was the son of Edward E. Knighton & Kate:

U.S. World War 2 Army Enlistment Records:
Born: 1922 in Spartanburg Co, S.C.
Race: White- U.S. Citizen
Enlistment Date: January 29, 1941 in Ft. McPherson, Atlanta, Georgia.
Branch: Chemical Warfare Service
Grade: Private: 1 yr Enlistment
Component: Regular Army
Education: Grammar School
Civil Occupation: Automobile Salesman
Single-No Dependents
Height: 68" Weight: 142 lbs.

World War 2 Prisoners of War: 1941-1946:
Resident State: South Carolina
Report Date: May 7, 1942
Latest Report Date: Sept 1944
Grade: Private
Grade Notes: Cadet, USMA or Chief Warrant Office or Private or Apprentice Seaman.
Service Branch: Army
Arm: Chemical Warfare Service
Area Served: Southwest Pacific Theatre- Philippine Islands
Detaining County: Japan
Status: Executed- died in ship's sinking or result of ship sinking, shot while attempting to escape POW Transport ship.
September sinking- Shinyo Marer - Sept 7, 1944.

World War 2 & Korean Conflict Veterans Interred Overseas:
Inducted from: South Carolina
Rank: Private
Combat: Chemical Company Aviation
Deathdate: Sept 7, 1944
Monument: Fort William McKinley, Manila, the Philippines.
U.S. Award: Purple Heart and additional Army Medals

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