to perpetuate the memory and history of our dead

28.1 Tharp Grp

It is recorded that the Tharp and Fitzsimmons Groups were designated at about the same time. There is no indication as to what criteria were used to place men in these two groups. Fate decided which of these men would spend the majority of their time on the TBR working as part of the Tharp Group in the highlands of Burma. This group suffered the most deaths of all the others. As was noted elsewhere, after completion of the TBR some of the men in these two groups were sent on to either Japan or Saigon.

TharpBurma3809720HARRIS LANSON HAROLDAMM1cTH Phet Buri Thailand
TharpBurma3808861HUFFMAN JAMES WALTER “Red”COXTH Phet Buri Thailand
TharpBurma3420435ALBERS AARON MILOSK2cTBR
TharpBurma33049922ANDERSON Frank SewardPVTTBR
TharpBurma3468204ATTERBERRY CHARLES THEODORESM1cTBR
TharpBurma2239852AXELSON WALTER CHRISSM2cTBR
TharpBurma3560866BACK COLVIN ADISON JRSF3cTBR
TharpBurma38065145BAILEY J(ess) H.       “Geetus”PVTTBR
TharpBurma34052870BAILEY Walter LamarPVTTBR
TharpBurma2956927BALLINGER JAMES MCCLAINSM1cTBR
TharpBurma3371640BARBATTI HENRY THOMAS “Bull”SM1cTBR
TharpBurma38036089BARNETT George William “Dub”PVTTBR
TharpBurma3933638BEESON WALTER LEROYSM1cTBR
TharpBurma38038088BIFFLE William MacPFCTBR
TharpBurma3821305BIRD LEO CLARENCEMM3cTBR
TharpBurma20813866BOATMAN Harvey WilfredCPLTBR
TharpBurma20812943BRANDON Henry Alton (aka  BRADDON)CPLTBR
TharpBurma20814093BROWN Donald NelsonSGTTBR
TharpBurma20813691BROWN Jesse Alf “Toots” Jr  “Turd”SGTTBR
TharpBurma20813737BUCK Johnnie WeldonPVTTBR
TharpBurma3934590BURGARD CARL NORTONSM2cTBR
TharpBurma20813693BURNS George MilbernPFCTBR
TharpBurma20812824BUZZO Daniel ClairSGTTBR
TharpBurma2953622CAMPBELL JOHN FRANKLIN “Frankie”CM2cTBR
TharpBurma3563440CAMPBELL ROLLIN LEESM2cTBR
TharpBurma38052096CAPPS Thurman L JrPFCTBR
TharpBurma3600806CARROLL CHARLES EDWARDSM2cTBR
TharpBurma2234792CASE ALEXANDERGM3cTBR
TharpBurma38051105CASEY Otho CalvinCPLTBR
TharpBurmaO-271141CATES Charles AustinCPTTBR
TharpBurma20813565CELLUM Jack Travis “Doc / Slug”CPLTBR
TharpBurma38057552CHAMBERS Martin Jackson “Slim”PVTTBR
TharpBurma2741907CHAMBLIS JULIUS CECILMM2cTBR
TharpBurma2999891CHAPMAN GEORGE THOMPSONGM3cTBR
TharpBurma5049268CHIE AHmess stwt 1cTBR
TharpBurma20813179CLARK Arthur Buron         “Buddy”PVTTBR
TharpBurma2617572CLARK DALLAS RHEAMM1cTBR
TharpBurmaO-80956CLARK PRESTON RICHTERLt(jg)TBR
TharpBurma2044186CODERRE ERNEST JOSEPHWT1cTBR
TharpBurma38012898COFFEY Robert ConleyPVTTBR
TharpBurma2381950COLLITON LUKE DUNBARMM1cTBR
TharpBurma36009948COSTABILE Harold George “Dago”PVTTBR
TharpBurma20814135CRUM James EdwardCPLTBR
TharpBurma3286339DANIELS WARREN WESLEYBKR3cTBR
TharpBurma3719627DAVIS CHARLES BROWNMM1cTBR
TharpBurma3284879DAVIS HOMER EUGENEGM2cTBR
TharpBurma2916322DAY CLARENCE NIXONSM1cTBR
TharpBurma2016070DAY RAYMOND Moores “Rainey”PHM2cTBR
TharpBurma34114094DINKINS Broadus ClingmanPVTTBR
TharpBurma3366051DONAHOU GEORGE WASHINGTONBKR1cTBR
TharpBurma3564416DOUGLAS GRIFF LAZELLPHM3cTBR
TharpBurma20813568DRAKE Henry CharliePVTTBR
TharpBurma36078495DUNN Ernest Benjamin “Dynamite”PVTTBR
TharpBurma3759334EGELSTON DOUGLAS WAYNEEM2cTBR
TharpBurmaO-334885ELKIN Harold GodwinMAJTBR
TharpBurma37038012EMBROCK George HaroldPVTTBR
TharpBurmaO-13482EPSTEIN WILLIAM ABRAHAMCDR (Med)TBR
TharpBurma38038733EVES Joshua Osie “J O”  JrPVTTBR
TharpBurma3370849FANNON BUEL RAGANSM3cTBR
TharpBurma3111041FELDSCHER JOHANN PHILIPPGM1cTBR
TharpBurma2146281FEUCHACK STEPHENMM1cTBR
TharpBurma20814095FILLMORE Benjamin Dewitt “Birddog”CPLTBR
TharpBurmaO-396997FILLMORE Clyde Chastain1LTTBR
TharpBurma2832428FLANIGAN GEORGE PORTMANSK2cTBR
TharpBurma3203737GALYEAN GEORGE LEE “Bandy”CBMSTTBR
TharpBurma2230889GANS PHILIP THOMASMM1cTBR
TharpBurma3807435GILLIAM LEONARD OSBORNCM1cTBR
TharpBurma3933322GLOVER ROSS MADISONSM1cTBR
TharpBurma39377626GOODWIN George Elias “Cookie”PVTTBR
TharpBurma2796486GORE JAMES PATRICKMM3cTBR
TharpBurma39005799GRASS Frederick ConradPVTTBR
TharpBurma38027538GUTIERREZ Victor PerezPVTTBR
TharpBurma20813704HALL GEORGE ChesterCPLTBR
TharpBurmaO-85235HAMILL JOHN MarshallENSTBR
TharpBurmaO-81041HAMLIN HAROLD Sherwin JRLt(jg)TBR
TharpBurmaO-397703HARD Ilo Boak1LTTBR
TharpBurma2044602HARNDEN ROBERT Delno JrEM1cTBR
TharpBurma4072573HARRELL JOHN ALLISONY3cTBR
TharpBurma20813080HARRIS Claude RayfordPVTTBR
TharpBurma2622227HAWKINS DEFOIX WILSONSM1cTBR
TharpBurma2383033HEAVEY THOMAS VincentCOXTBR
TharpBurma2504437HEDRICK GEORGE Randolph JRQM2cTBR
TharpBurmaO-316460HEINEN Julius Bernard1LTTBR
TharpBurma38035993HENDRICK Odos RoyPVTTBR
TharpBurma20814111HENSLEY John CarlSGTTBR
TharpBurma2581505HIETT HERMAN WESLEYSM1cTBR
TharpBurma3214293HOBBS MERLE HalverSM1cTBR
TharpBurma38060944HOLZKAMPER Philip EugenePVTTBR
TharpBurma3214333HOOD JOHN EDWARDSM1cTBR
TharpBurma2874082HOWARD REESESM1cTBR
TharpBurma3213098HUMPHREY EARL CHAPMANSM1cTBR
TharpBurma3422340JENKINS FREDERICK CharlesSM1cTBR
TharpBurma38027539JETER Lewis William “Bitchin”PVTTBR
TharpBurma20814148JOHNSON Clifford Ray “Peanut”CPLTBR
TharpBurma6930933JOHNSON Donald FrederickSGTTBR
TharpBurma4056642JOHNSON WARREN LarryMM1cTBR
TharpBurma4113310JOHNSON WAYNE OrvilleSM2cTBR
TharpBurma20813707JONES Bert FaneCPLTBR
TharpBurma20813186JONES Bruce MertonPVTTBR
TharpBurma20813544JONES Glenn Weldon “Buck”1SGTBR
TharpBurma20813072JONES Paul ChestnutCPLTBR
TharpBurma39156080JORDAN Daniel Joseph “Snuffy”PVTTBR
TharpBurma3417812JORDAN RAYMOND GEORGEFC1cTBR
TharpBurma2873603JUSTICE HAROLD MORRICESM1cTBR
TharpBurma3421029KEAST WILLIAM SHELDONSM1cTBR
TharpBurma4985163KEI SHUN CHINGmess stwt 2cTBR
TharpBurmaO-359454KEITHLY Oscar William1LTTBR
TharpBurma3422549KELLEY HARRY TheronSM2cTBR
TharpBurma3465407KENNEY JAMESBM2cTBR
TharpBurma20813738KEY Jack DempseyPVTTBR
TharpBurma20813187KILPATRICK Roy FranklinPVTTBR
TharpBurma39156190KIRK John CummingsCPLTBR
TharpBurma3115604KOCHER BERNARD FrederickSM1cTBR
TharpBurma2999974KOOPER LEONARD WILLIAM “Koop”SM1cTBR
TharpBurma3001221KRASMIZEH TONY JOSEPH  “Dimpy”MM3cTBR
TharpBurma2999153KRASS RAYMOND GeorgeBM2cTBR
TharpBurma38051109KRIZAN Dan LeePVTTBR
TharpBurma3000940KULIBERT CHESTER LEROYSM1cTBR
TharpBurma4985118KUN YUmess stwt 1cTBR
TharpBurma3932923LAMB ROBERT VERNESM1cTBR
TharpBurma20813709LASITER A. W.PVTTBR
TharpBurma2873867LAWSON GAINS WILLARDAMM3cTBR
TharpBurma20813546LEE John William JrSGTTBR
TharpBurma3372423LEHNHOFF EUGENE ELMERSM1cTBR
TharpBurma3422306LOUIS LAURENCE GilbertGM3cTBR
TharpBurma38036078MABE Ardie MarionPVTTBR
TharpBurma3809319MABRY JACOB PickettMM2cTBR
TharpBurma2233105MADSON QUENTIN CHRISTIANCOXTBR
TharpBurma3369976MAHLANDT MELVIN HENRYFCM1cTBR
TharpBurma20813001MALLARD Billy Joe “Staff”SSGTBR
TharpBurma2236203MARINOS MATTHEW MICHAELSM1cTBR
TharpBurma38026173MARTINEZ Martin Jr.PFCTBR
TharpBurma3286454MARTWICK PHILIP WalterSM1cTBR
TharpBurma3213097MCFADDEN ELMER LewisGM2cTBR
TharpBurma3371248MCGARVEY ALBERT EMERYFCM2cTBR
TharpBurma38038676MENDOZA Pete CrisologoPVTTBR
TharpBurma3213567MILES WILLIAM RIDGEWAYSM1cTBR
TharpBurma2954715MINTON OLEN CECILSM1cTBR
TharpBurmaO-402039MORGAN Isaac Alvin Jr1LTTBR
TharpBurma20813712MORROW ROY LutherSGTTBR
TharpBurma20813474MOSS Jack DonaldPVTTBR
TharpBurma20813892NAYLOR Keith Forest “Zeke”SGTTBR
TharpBurma3597341NEITSCH ALFRED RaymonMM2cTBR
TharpBurmaO-85237NELSON JOHN BLOUNT “Lord Nelson”Lt(jg)TBR
TharpBurma3754201NICKEL HENRYBM1cTBR
TharpBurma3721333NIEDERHAUS GEORGESM1cTBR
TharpBurma38026233OCHOA Daniel JosephPVTTBR
TharpBurma20813825OFFERLE ROY Maxwell “Litte”SGTTBR
TharpBurma3761337OLIVER WILLIAM MELBURN JRSM1cTBR
TharpBurma3562217PARHAM THOMAS EUGENESM1cTBR
TharpBurma3422348PARKER CLAUDE EUGENESM1cTBR
TharpBurmaO-294063PARKER WILLIAM Douglas “Ike”CPTTBR
TharpBurma3759554PETERSON RAYMOND EUGENE “Ray”SK2cTBR
TharpBurma2238313PITCHON SALVATORESM1cTBR
TharpBurma20814088PRUNTY Luther GlennSGTTBR
TharpBurma269728PRYOR CHARLEY LOUIS Jr  “Fin”SgtTBR
TharpBurma3371162RANGER JOHN WILLIAMAMM2cTBR
TharpBurma20813715RASBuRY LESTER ClarencePVTTBR
TharpBurma2832523REAS JOHN CLIFFORDY2cTBR
TharpBurma20813068REDWINE James DPVTTBR
TharpBurma20813065REED Raymond DukePFCTBR
TharpBurma3821059REILLY JOHN DAVIDSM3cTBR
TharpBurma38050703REIS GEORGE HenryTSGTBR
TharpBurma20813896RICHARDSON Elmer SherwoodPVTTBR
TharpBurma20814170RICHEY Raymond Alvin         “Red”PVTTBR
TharpBurma38026157RODRIGUEZ Cristoval HernandezPVTTBR
TharpBurma3113364RODY LEOGM3cTBR
TharpBurma20813071ROGERS John Edward JrSSGTBR
TharpBurmaO-81327ROGERS LEON WILLIAMLt(jg)TBR
TharpBurmaO-266339ROGERS Winthrop Hammond “Windy”MAJTBR
TharpBurma38037183Rumbeck, James VernonCPLTBR
TharpBurma3601782RUSHING ROBERT CHARLESSM1cTBR
TharpBurma3601689RUSSELL MILTON BLAND “Tony”SM2cTBR
TharpBurma20812937SCARBROUGH Avon LeonCPLTBR
TharpBurma3856920SCHILPEROORT CLARENCE Harold “Skip”EM2cTBR
TharpBurmaO-397748SCHMID Eldon Woener “Els”CPTTBR
TharpBurma20812999SCHMID Ellis ParsonTSGTBR
TharpBurma3210357SCHNECK WALTER KARLTONMUS3cTBR
TharpBurma3165596SCHULZ RICHARD PAULSM3cTBR
TharpBurma2916290SHEARER JAMES MONROESM1cTBR
TharpBurma20814172SHERRILL Cleo NealPFCTBR
TharpBurma3416471SHETTLESWORTH CLINTON AndersonBM2cTBR
TharpBurma20813725SINGLETON Ray Olen “Poke Eye”SGTTBR
TharpBurma34140923SKILLERN Paul WoodyPVTTBR
TharpBurma20815885SKINNER WALTER SidneyPVTTBR
TharpBurma20813145SMITH Arthur ElishaPVTTBR
TharpBurmaO-85240SMITH CHARLES Donovan 2ndENSTBR
TharpBurma3560259SMITH HAROLD PECKEM1cTBR
TharpBurma3563069SMITH JACK DALESM1cTBR
TharpBurma20813727SMITH Walter OdellPVTTBR
TharpBurma3933449SMITH WILBUR GeorgeSM1cTBR
TharpBurma38018820SNAKE Lawrence (nmi)PVTTBR
TharpBurma3562655SPARKS RAYMOND LEROYSM1cTBR
TharpBurma38025593SPEECE Jack RichardPVTTBR
TharpBurma3001075SPRINKLE KENNETHSM2cTBR
TharpBurma2915805STANCZAK JOHNMM2cTBR
TharpBurma2822710STEFANEK JOHN BartholomewSM1cTBR
TharpBurma38065137STEPHENSON William Herman   “Steve”PVTTBR
TharpBurmaO-83317STIVERS JOHN BellENSTBR
TharpBurma3599325STRICKLAND H S “Black Jack”MM3cTBR
TharpBurma5078480SU MARCOmess stwt 2cTBR
TharpBurma38038137SUMMERLIN Granville ThomasPVTTBR
TharpBurma20813682SUMMERS J L Jr                     “Jay”PVTTBR
TharpBurma3001115SUOMI SULO WALTERSM1cTBR
TharpBurma3286675SWANSON DORSEY GUYSM1cTBR
TharpBurmaO-347962TAYLOR Clark LewisCPTTBR
TharpBurma4134090TEMPLEMAN EDWARD JOHNSM1cTBR
TharpBurma3161791TERRY ARCHIE HarrisonCWTTBR
TharpBurma2999431TETTERTON WILLIAM EllodiusMM3cTBR
TharpBurmaO-200947THARP Blucher StanleyLTCTBR
TharpBurma3603600THOMAS CHARLEY LAWRENCESM2cTBR
TharpBurma20812976THOMPSON Kyle Olonious  JrPFCTBR
TharpBurma38038726THOMPSON LLOYD D.PVTTBR
TharpBurma38038890THORNTON Hartland ChesterPVTTBR
TharpBurma3213502TIEFEL DALE JOSEPHSM1cTBR
TharpBurma20813334TIMS Roy EdwinCPLTBR
TharpBurma38025657TOALSON Elmer CarrollPFCTBR
TharpBurma4976278TSao CHU LINmess stwt 1cTBR
TharpBurma3563334USHER REXFORD DEMINGSM2cTBR
TharpBurma38025798VALLEJO  Jose FructosoPVTTBR
TharpBurma37081656VOGE Warren HardingPVTTBR
TharpBurma2999721WARGOWSKY LAWRENCE RichardEM2cTBR
TharpBurma3601119WASHBURN CLAUDE William JRSM1cTBR
TharpBurma20813021WEBB Jesse ErnestPVTTBR
TharpBurma20812998WEBB Wade Hill “Hincus”SGTTBR
TharpBurma3601116WEISSINGER WILLIAM Jacob JrSM1cTBR
TharpBurma3857757WELFELT EDWARD AbrahamMM2cTBR
TharpBurma2872040WHALEY JOSEPH HOYTSM1cTBR
TharpBurma20813861WHITEHEAD Thomas AlbertCPLTBR
TharpBurma3372799WILDER ROBERT LeeSM1cTBR
TharpBurma3721746WILKINSON EUGENE THOMASSM2cTBR
TharpBurma3563026WILLIAMS JOHN MARSHALLSM1cTBR
TharpBurma3165015WILLIAMS ROY OSCARGM1cTBR
TharpBurma38027534WILLIAMS Warren AlexanderPFCTBR
TharpBurma20813022WILLIAMSON Don TravisSGTTBR
TharpBurma34140895WINCHESTER Charles HubertPVTTBR
TharpBurma3285916WITTKOP LAWRENCE HENRYMM3cTBR
TharpBurma3001577WOLOS ALEXANDER JAMESSM2cTBR
TharpBurma2956806WOODY STANLEY DORCHSM2cTBR
TharpBurma20814105WORTHINGTON Charles EdwinSGTTBR
TharpBurmaO-191366WRIGHT Huddleston W “Hud”CPTTBR
TharpBurma3598365YARBRO ROBERT LEEGM1cTBR
TharpBurma20813396YARBROUGH William EdwardPVTTBR
TharpBurma38038976YORK BillPVTTBR
TharpBurma38038946YORK Coy DenverPVTTBR
TharpBurma3283506ZABLER WALLACE ERNESTEM1cTBR
TharpBurma38052156ZUMMO Vincent Paul  “Zip”PVTTBR
TharpBurma3760949ALLEN HENRY ANDREWSM1cSaigon
TharpBurma20813685ATKINSON Warren ThomasPVTSaigon
TharpBurma6003164AUTREY JAMES GILBERTSM2cSaigon
TharpBurma20813689BADGER Marvin Woody JrPVTSaigon
TharpBurma20812941BADGWELL FLOYD ThomasPVTSaigon
TharpBurma20813580BAKER Millard Lee “Butch”SSGSaigon
TharpBurma20813687BALDOCK Earl FieldCPLSaigon
TharpBurma20813561BANKHEAD Clarence LaFolia JrCPLSaigon
TharpBurma33083200BARASH Herman William “Bill”PVTSaigon
TharpBurma3285121BARTZ JOHN EDWARDSM1cSaigon
TharpBurma3214336BLACKFORD SIDNEY EARLSM2cSaigon
TharpBurma2833592BOZ WALLACE STEPHENSM2cSaigon
TharpBurma20813690BRAMLETT Kelly Bob PVTSaigon
TharpBurma2954771BROOKS HOWARD EUGENEEM3cSaigon
TharpBurma20813672BROWN Lawrence Mark “Large”SSGSaigon
TharpBurma37072403BRUMBAUGH Clay Lyndin “Mud”PVTSaigon
TharpBurma20813868BRUNER Edgar Otis “Edd”SGTSaigon
TharpBurma3114582BUCKNER LEROY ALVINSC3cSaigon
TharpBurma3813589BURGE JACK                 2SM1cSaigon
TharpBurma2832556BURGE JACK ORMAND 1MM2cSaigon
TharpBurma3166770CALLAHAN MYRON JAMES “Pete”SM2cSaigon
TharpBurma38050495CALLENDER Horace Wilbur “Curly”PVTSaigon
TharpBurma20812945COBB Hershel Reed “Dood”SSGSaigon
TharpBurma34114046DANIELS Homer BainPVTSaigon
TharpBurma20813739DARDEN Ollie Long JrCPLSaigon
TharpBurma20813700DAVIS Ozro OdellPVTSaigon
TharpBurma38026137DELA FUENTE WILLIEPVTSaigon
TharpBurma20813307DOVE Denton R               “Pappy”CPLSaigon
TharpBurma39005050FASSIO Lester Theodore      “Ted”CPLSaigon
TharpBurma281375FAULK JOSEPH HUGHCplSaigon
TharpBurmaO-335715FOWLER IRA HaunCPTSaigon
TharpBurma3373256GARRETT JORDAN JOSEPHSM1cSaigon
TharpBurma20813702GIBBENS Merrill RowePVTSaigon
TharpBurma38052419GREEN Charles WilliamPVTSaigon
TharpBurma3561995HAINLINE JOHN WILLIAMMM2cSaigon
TharpBurma20813706HUDSON Edgbert ThomasPFCSaigon
TharpBurma20813831JONES Clyde Edward “Butcher”SGTSaigon
TharpBurma34114225JOYNER Charlie Washington JrPVTSaigon
TharpBurma20813883KARR Nick PeteSGTSaigon
TharpBurma3600964KENNEDY ALBERT ELMOMM3cSaigon
TharpBurma3683845KOPP ALOIS “Al”PHM2cSaigon
TharpBurma36119575KROL Joseph AlysiousPVTSaigon
TharpBurma38038129KUYKENDALL Earnest Layleo “Jack”PVTSaigon
TharpBurma36119560LABONTY Robert JoePVTSaigon
TharpBurma38052153LABOVE John RayPVTSaigon
TharpBurma38025914LEE Robert EPVTSaigon
TharpBurma20813679LUMSDEN Thomas Buford Jr “Lum”SGTSaigon
TharpBurma38036120MALAVEAR Jose Rivero “Joe”PVTSaigon
TharpBurma20812933MARTIN Elton LeroyPVTSaigon
TharpBurma20813156MARTIN John WCPLSaigon
TharpBurma38036060MASON Noel ThomasPFCSaigon
TharpBurma38036291McKELVEY Robert OtisPFCSaigon
TharpBurma3210814MCMANUS OCPTR2cSaigon
TharpBurma2502418MCMASTER SAMUEL THOMASBM1cSaigon
TharpBurma38036217MUNDY Laffie HenrySGTSaigon
TharpBurma20813330PATTERSON PAUL LSSGSaigon
TharpBurma20812967REED Wilson GreenPVTSaigon
TharpBurma3602257REESE SELDON DORTEZ “Speedy”SM1cSaigon
TharpBurma20813718RHINE WAYNE MarshallSGTSaigon
TharpBurma38027512RIOS Felipe GFCSaigon
TharpBurma38050530RIVERO Louis JosephPVTSaigon
TharpBurma280476ROCHFORD EUGENE DAVID “Rocky”CplSaigon
TharpBurma20813834ROGERS William ColmoreSGTSaigon
TharpBurma20813480SAMPLES Emil RogerPVTSaigon
TharpBurma3209817SCHRAM THEODORE “Itch”B2cSaigon
TharpBurma20813163SHORES Denzil OranPVTSaigon
TharpBurma39077705SICKELS Melvin IraPVTSaigon
TharpBurma20813817SISK Jewel L1SGSaigon
TharpBurma20814174SLATE Garth WallaceCPLSaigon
TharpBurma38060232SLAVENS Charles Owen “Dusty”PFCSaigon
TharpBurma20813384SMALLWOOD P J   “Pete”PVTSaigon
TharpBurma3809931SMITH JACK Leroy “Smitty”WT1cSaigon
TharpBurma3114172SNYDER EARL Joseph “Joe”SM1cSaigon
TharpBurma38037025STARNES Woodrow Leon   “Woody or Wolftoe”PVTSaigon
TharpBurma20813728SUMMERS Leonard MarkPVTSaigon
TharpBurma20814115TILGHMAN Marvin EdwardSGTSaigon
TharpBurma37021996TOPLE Emil Ferdinard “Fredie”PVTSaigon
TharpBurma20813904WALLING HAL CCPLSaigon
TharpBurma20813075WEBSTER Oscar CharlesPVTSaigon
TharpBurma38037034WESTERN Weldon OtisPVTSaigon
TharpBurma34141125WILSON Fred Oscar JrPVTSaigon
TharpBurma38036548WOOTEN Weldon JacksonPVTSaigon
TharpBurma278710BATTLES LAWRENCE FRANKLINCplFukuoka POW Camp #1 – Kashii
TharpBurma3466907BEVEL VIRGIL BILL JRCOXFukuoka POW Camp #1 – Kashii
TharpBurma2833003DETRE GEORGE ELENWT2cFukuoka POW Camp #1 – Kashii
TharpBurma2874113HERMAN RICHARD JamesSM1cFukuoka POW Camp #1 – Kashii
TharpBurma3286303HURD MAURICE CHARLESRM3cFukuoka POW Camp #1 – Kashii
TharpBurma2999466KREKAN ALBERT Aurel “Red”F1cFukuoka POW Camp #1 – Kashii
TharpBurma3754805STARR MELVIN Cecil “Pappy”SM1cFukuoka POW Camp #1 – Kashii
TharpBurma3000518VOGT LAVERNE WILLIAMSM2cFukuoka POW Camp #1 – Kashii
TharpBurma3755526WEEKS ROY SANTOSMM2cFukuoka POW Camp #1 – Kashii
TharpBurma3684794WILKER MAX WallentineFC3cFukuoka POW Camp #1 – Kashii
TharpBurma20814102DUCKWORTH James HalmerSGTFuk-24B-Emukae (Senryu)
TharpBurma20813673LEWIS Marlin Barnes “Harpo”SGTFuk-24B-Emukae (Senryu)
TharpBurma38025825SALDANA REYNALDO AravaloPFCFuk-24B-Emukae (Senryu)
TharpBurma38065142WOOTAN Tom ClaytonCPLFuk-24B-Emukae (Senryu)
TharpBurma-dcd2873503ABRAMS RUSSELL EUGENEY3c100 Kilo Camp Burma
TharpBurma-dcd20812924ALEXANDER James GarlandSGT80 Kilo Camp Apalaine Burma
TharpBurma-dcd37021953ANDERSEN Julius APVT100 Kilo Camp Burma
TharpBurma-dcd3422332ARMOUR FLOYDSM1c100 Kilo Camp Burma
TharpBurma-dcd4143526BAERMAN DONALD GEORGESM2c80 Kilo Camp Apalaine Burma
TharpBurma-dcd3813773BATCHELOR WILLIAM CHARLES JR “Spider”SM1c80 Kilo Camp Apalaine Burma
TharpBurma-dcd20813863BAXTER Billy RayPFC80 Kilo Camp Apalaine Burma
TharpBurma-dcd3858575BENNER CALVIN WILLIAMEM3c100 Kilo Camp Burma
TharpBurma-dcd2148598BLAIR KENNETH SUTHERLANDChBMTH Kanchanaburi
TharpBurma-dcdO-397024BOREN Lemuel Maxey1LT80 Kilo Camp Apalaine Burma
TharpBurma-dcd20814091BOWEN Glenn MarionSGT105 Kilo Camp, Burma
TharpBurma-dcd20813867BOYLE Algers CarlingCPL80 Kilo Camp Apalaine Burma
TharpBurma-dcd2685971BRANHAM LAWRENCE RANDOLPHSM2c100 Kilo Camp Burma
TharpBurma-dcd20813006BRAY Charles BruceSGT100 Kilo Camp Burma
TharpBurma-dcd34083491BROWN Joseph Roy Jr    “Sweet Georgia”CPL100 Kilo Camp Burma
TharpBurma-dcd3374947BUHLMAN CLARENCE NELSONSM1c80 Kilo Camp Apalaine Burma
TharpBurma-dcd3207140BUSHNELL EDGAR WAYNECSK100 Kilo Camp Burma
TharpBurma-dcd34052882BUSSEY Sam MannPVTTH Kanchanaburi
TharpBurma-dcd3601538CALLAHAN MELVIN CARLSM1c133 Kilo Camp, TH
TharpBurma-dcd3603049CANTRELL JAMES ALBERTSM2c80 Kilo Camp Apalaine Burma
TharpBurma-dcd20813476CARNEY Wendell DPVT100 Kilo Camp Burma
TharpBurma-dcd3821422CARTER FREDRICK LESTER JRQM3c80 Kilo Camp Apalaine Burma
TharpBurma-dcd38038751COLLINS Columbus MPFCTH Kanchanaburi
TharpBurma-dcd2915604COOPER DALE ROGERSPHM3c100 Kilo Camp Burma
TharpBurma-dcd20813825COX Charles ACPL100 Kilo Camp Burma
TharpBurma-dcd20813180DEATS Louis Frank JrCPL80 Kilo Camp Apalaine Burma
TharpBurma-dcd3108456DEMOEN ACHIEL RENEChEM80 Kilo Camp Apalaine Burma
TharpBurma-dcd20813008DEMPSEY Austin ElmoPVT100 Kilo Camp Burma
TharpBurma-dcd38052155DOIRON Lloyd WPVT100 Kilo Camp Burma
TharpBurma-dcd20813077DRAKE James PPVT80 Kilo Camp Apalaine Burma
TharpBurma-dcd204598DUPLER HARLEY HAROLD1SgtThanbyuzayat, Burma
TharpBurma-dcd20814103EASTWOOD Howard WCPLTH Tha Makhan
TharpBurma-dcd3422280EBAUGH FOREST VERGILSM2c100 Kilo Camp Burma
TharpBurma-dcd2678339ELLIS FRANK DOPSON “Oil King”CWT105 Kilo Camp, Burma
TharpBurma-dcd20812952FAULKNER Harold LCPL80 Kilo Camp Apalaine Burma
TharpBurma-dcd3287018FEELY JAMES JOHNSM2c80 Kilo Camp Apalaine Burma
TharpBurma-dcd20813594FORGEY Jed DillmasCPL100 Kilo Camp Burma
TharpBurma-dcd2580301GARWOOD EDWARD DERINGRM2c80 Kilo Camp Apalaine Burma
TharpBurma-dcd34104921GILLIAM Robert EPVT100 Kilo Camp Burma
TharpBurma-dcd3214348GODFREY DONALD FRANCISSM1c100 Kilo Camp Burma
TharpBurma-dcd2916278GRAHAM RICHARD GRESHAMY3c80 Kilo Camp Apalaine Burma
TharpBurma-dcd6750365GRAY HarryPFC80 Kilo Camp Apalaine Burma
TharpBurma-dcd38038681GUTHRIE William LPVT100 Kilo Camp Burma
TharpBurma-dcd3288115GUY JAMES ANDREWSM2c100 Kilo Camp Burma
TharpBurma-dcd3001094HALL ERVIN LEROYSM1c100 Kilo Camp Burma
TharpBurma-dcd20813668HALL Howard LSGT100 Kilo Camp Burma
TharpBurma-dcdO-360734HAMPTON Robert W(ade)1LT100 Kilo Camp Burma
TharpBurma-dcd3214300HANSEN RALPH ROBERTSM1c80 Kilo Camp Apalaine Burma
TharpBurma-dcd3001001HATLEN EDWIN ArthurSM1c100 Kilo Camp Burma
TharpBurma-dcd3113393HENDRICKS ROBERT HarrySM1cTH Kanchanaburi
TharpBurma-dcd38065444HERRERA LIVORIO Montana “Lolo”PVTTH Nakhorn Pathom
TharpBurma-dcd2070114HIRSCHBERG LOUISFC1c100 Kilo Camp Burma
TharpBurma-dcd3760386HITTLE ROBERT GLENNSK3c80 Kilo Camp Apalaine Burma
TharpBurma-dcd38060221HOCH JOYCE WesleyPVT80 Kilo Camp Apalaine Burma
TharpBurma-dcd275077HOLSINGER FRANK OSCARCpl80 Kilo Camp Apalaine Burma
TharpBurma-dcd3114506HUTCHINSON William  “BILL” MARTINSM2c80 Kilo Camp Apalaine Burma
TharpBurma-dcd20813154IVEY DAN RPVT80 Kilo Camp Apalaine Burma
TharpBurma-dcd4012918JAMES EDWARD RichardEM2c80 Kilo Camp Apalaine Burma
TharpBurma-dcd3933193JOHNSON EDWARD IRVINSK3c80 Kilo Camp Apalaine Burma
TharpBurma-dcd38036059JONES SAMUEL APVT80 Kilo Camp Apalaine Burma
TharpBurma-dcd20813069JOWELL JOHNNY DPVT80 Kilo Camp Apalaine Burma
TharpBurma-dcd16020064KALOUS EDWARD BPFC100 Kilo Camp Burma
TharpBurma-dcd20812958KELM ALBERT MasonCPL100 Kilo Camp Burma
TharpBurma-dcd3214287KETMAN ROBERT Earl JRSM1c100 Kilo Camp Burma
TharpBurma-dcd20812930KITCHINGS HARRY ACPL80 Kilo Camp Apalaine Burma
TharpBurma-dcd3214437KOELLING VERNON LOUISMUSM2c80 Kilo Camp Apalaine Burma
TharpBurma-dcd3001106KONDZELA LAWRENCE FrancisSM1c80 Kilo Camp Apalaine Burma
TharpBurma-dcd2830324KUNKE CZESLAUS JohnGM2c100 Kilo Camp Burma
TharpBurma-dcd3285765LEE EARL HENRYSM1c100 Kilo Camp Burma
TharpBurma-dcd2833355LINDSLEY ALBERT JOHNSM1c100 Kilo Camp Burma
TharpBurma-dcdO-387367LUMPKIN SAMUEL HughCPT (Med)100 Kilo Camp Burma
TharpBurma-dcd20814160LUNA ELTONPVT100 Kilo Camp Burma
TharpBurma-dcd271816LUSK JOE Martin True  “Egghead”Sgt80 Kilo Camp Apalaine Burma
TharpBurma-dcd3720785MANION  Thomas Jr “TOMMY”SM1c100 Kilo Camp Burma
TharpBurma-dcd20813326MORRISON CLINTON DouglasPFC80 Kilo Camp Apalaine Burma
TharpBurma-dcd20813824OFFERLE IRVIN OSCAR “Big”SGT80 Kilo Camp Apalaine Burma
TharpBurma-dcd3858625OMOTH ROBERT ENGMANSM1c100 Kilo Camp Burma
TharpBurma-dcd2743374PARISH BARTOW HARRISONAMM2c100 Kilo Camp Burma
TharpBurma-dcd20813088PARKER ALLARD THOMASPVT80 Kilo Camp Apalaine Burma
TharpBurma-dcd2998359PETERSON LENNART OLEYGM2c100 Kilo Camp Burma
TharpBurma-dcd3001043PISTOLE FRANK LYLE HOWARD “Butch”AMM3c100 Kilo Camp Burma
TharpBurma-dcd3373208PULLEN ROBERT HAROLD “Popeye”SM1c100 Kilo Camp Burma
TharpBurma-dcd3561015PYE GUY EDGARGM3c100 Kilo Camp Burma
TharpBurma-dcd3112202REED CLARENCE OSCARRM2c80 Kilo Camp Apalaine Burma
TharpBurma-dcd20813719Rich Robert LeePFC80 Kilo Camp Apalaine Burma
TharpBurma-dcd3211967ROTH JOHN THOMASMM2c100 Kilo Camp Burma
TharpBurma-dcd20813897RUSSELL CHARLES E JRPVT100 Kilo Camp Burma
TharpBurma-dcd20812840SCHANDUA EDGAR JamesPVT100 Kilo Camp Burma
TharpBurma-dcd3933362SCHUELKE JOHN HENRY “Machine Gun”SC2cTH Kanchanaburi
TharpBurma-dcd20814097SEWELL Dan HomerCPL80 Kilo Camp Apalaine Burma
TharpBurma-dcd20813898SHAVER HARVEY DPVT100 Kilo Camp Burma
TharpBurma-dcd20813666SHAW Edwin Earl  “Jack”MSG100 Kilo Camp Burma
TharpBurma-dcd39078080SILVA Eugene JohnPVT100 Kilo Camp Burma
TharpBurma-dcd3858087SOULE IRVIN George TGM3c80 Kilo Camp Apalaine Burma
TharpBurma-dcd3114343SPENCER MASON DALESM2c80 Kilo Camp Apalaine Burma
TharpBurma-dcd20812975STOUT George WashingtonPVT80 Kilo Camp Apalaine Burma
TharpBurma-dcd2832702TANBERG ALBERT NealBKR3cSaigon
TharpBurma-dcd38051061TIEMANN Elton WilliamPVT100 Kilo Camp Burma
TharpBurma-dcd36008820TREMONTE Ted JoePVT80 Kilo Camp Apalaine Burma
TharpBurma-dcd3417221TRIM DONALD PAULCOX105 Kilo Camp, Burma
TharpBurma-dcd3822234TUCKER WILLIAM EDWARDMUSM2c80 Kilo Camp Apalaine Burma
TharpBurma-dcd20813731UPPERMAN MaxSGT100 Kilo Camp Burma
TharpBurma-dcd3721044WARD FRANK CalvinEM3c100 Kilo Camp Burma
TharpBurma-dcd20813732WATERS Nelson HCPL80 Kilo Camp Apalaine Burma
TharpBurma-dcd20813002WHATLEY Hiram Jefferson Jr  “HJ”PVT100 Kilo Camp Burma
TharpBurma-dcd2741782WHITE JAMES HENRYSFIC80 Kilo Camp Apalaine Burma
TharpBurma-dcd2823123WIDMEYER HARRY CLARKSM1c80 Kilo Camp Apalaine Burma
TharpBurma-dcd2916350WILLIAMS DAVID MARVINSM1cTH Chung Kai
TharpBurma-dcd20813733WILLIAMSON Babe RuthCPLTH Tha Makhan
TharpBurma-dcd2916330WILLIS DONNIS WAYNESM1c80 Kilo Camp Apalaine Burma
TharpBurma-dcd20813339WILSON Edwin ParisCPLThanbyuzayat, Burma
TharpBurma-dcd20813194WOLTZ Donald GlennPFC80 Kilo Camp Apalaine Burma
TharpBurma-dcd3601106WYNN MARVIN ANGLOUSSM1c100 Kilo Camp Burma
TharpBurma-dcd3721278YATES DONALD RALPHMM3c80 Kilo Camp Apalaine Burma
TharpBurma-dcd38036040YELL Archie BCPL80 Kilo Camp Apalaine Burma
TharpBurma-dcd3114650YOUNG KENNETH ASASM1c100 Kilo Camp Burma
TharpSingaO-06673BARRETT EDWARD MILES2LtChangi
TharpSinga38050412CARPENTER Albert Lewis “Buttercup”CPLChangi
TharpSinga36105767Galbraith Stanley JamesPFCChangi Jail
TharpSinga3166805HOPKINS BENJAMIN Grover JrSM1cFukuoka POW Camp #1 – Kashii
TharpSinga3416164KELLEY ALBERT Manuel “Hap”MUSM2cChangi
TharpSingaO-96613LEVITT HERBERT Alfred “Moose”ENSMukden Manchuria
TharpSinga3599045MARTIN ROBERT IrvinSM1cChangi
TharpSinga38036050MORRIS Herbert RaymondPFCChangi
TharpSinga20813376NIXON Francis EltonPFCChangi Jail
TharpSinga3720798PAPISH PAUL ErnestSK3cChangi
TharpSinga2794095PORTER JOHN JOSEPHMUS1cChangi
TharpSinga3418724RHODES FRANKWT2cChangi
TharpSinga38018872RICKEL Audie DilmusPVTChangi Jail
TharpSinga6100143SCHERTZ JOSEPH William JrSM1cChangi
TharpSinga20813388STEWART CleonSGTChangi
TharpSinga20813336WEISS Earl  (nmi)PVTChangi Jail
TharpSinga20812919WISDOM Wiley Woodrow “Jack”1SGChangi Jail

The majority of the men that Tharp had left behind in Singapore remained there for the remainder of their POW time. A few were added to the HINTOK Grp [see Section 28.5] and others were transferred elsewhere.

I have also simplified this roster by designating those men who remained in the Kanchanaburi as TBR as opposed to those who were sent elsewhere. There were a fair number of camps that men moved in and out of. One of the more common destinations was the large hospital camp at nearby Nakorn Pathom. In the later weeks of the war, many of the officers were being separted and shifted to the Nakorn Nayok camp. LTC Tharp and his staff spent a short time there just before liberation. I have noted 2 men who were at the Petchburi camp to set them apart in that they were the only 2 American who successfully escaped captivity. With the help of local villagers (Seri Thai or sympathizers) they were linked up with OSS operatives and assisted them in data collection for a few weeks, until the war ended.

CPT Ira Fowler was the commander of the group that was sent from KAN to Saigon. His group consisted of men chosen from both the Tharp and Fitzsimmons Groups. At the end of the war, he quickly re-established with LTC Tharp in Bangkok and arranged for the Saigon group to be flown back and then on to Calcutta.

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