NAME
George Bernard Case
NICKNAME
MCSN
107257
HOME OF RECORD
106 Mechanic Street, New Haven, CT
NEXT OF KIN
Father, Mr. Herman W. Case
DATE OF BIRTH
April 11, 1898
DATE OF ENLISTMENT
January 18, 1918
DATE OF LOSS
May 30, 1942
REGION
Philippines
CAMPAIGN / AREA
Cabanatuan Camp #3*
CASUALTY TYPE
Died as POW
UNIT
H/2/4th Marines
DUTY
Platoon Leader
CIRCUMSTANCES OF LOSS
Master Gunnery Sergeant Case was captured in the fall of Corregidor, 6 May 1942. He was marched to Manila and held at Old Bilibid Prison until 27 May, when he was part of a group selected for imprisonment at Cabanatuan Camp #3.
Case, already suffering from severe malaria, went “out of his head” from the heat and exhaustion of the march. When he grabbed a fellow Marine for support, Japanese guards beat him with rifle butts. The combination of exhaustion and injuries proved fatal.
INDIVIDUAL DECORATIONS
Purple Heart with two Gold Stars, Prisoner of War Medal, Good Conduct Medal
LAST KNOWN RANK
Master Gunnery Sergeant
STATUS OF REMAINS
Reported buried in the vicinity of Cabanatuan Camp #3
MEMORIALS
Manila American Cemetery

* Note: The NARA POW Database lists Case at Old Bilibid Prison. Sergeant Major Charles Jackson, who provided the eyewitness report of Case’s death, states that the incident occurred at Cabanatuan. Case was not entered on the rolls at Cabanatuan, possibly because he died within hours of arrival.

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Prisoners Of War And Missing Persons Detachment muster roll, October 1945.

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