228th Signal Operations Company Roster
The 228th Signal Company was constituted on September 2, 1941 in the regular Army with the title 228th Signal Operation Company, and it was activated on September 17, 1941 in the Philippines. Shortly afterward, in 1942, the Company surrendered to Japanese forces and was inactivated on April 2, 1946 in the Philippines.
228th Signal Operations Company
Wing, Paul R.
Grady, Frank J.
Herring, Ralph C. 1st Lt. 3441 N.E. Miami Court, Miami, Florida Davao 10-27-42, Cabanatuan 7- -44
Goss, Frank M. 2nd Lt. 799 Main St., Agawam, Mass. Bilibid 8-24-44
McCann, Eugene J. 2nd Lt. 505 Maple Ave., E. Pittsburgh, Pa. Hospital case for entire time. Bilibid
*Shafer, Donald B. 2nd Lt. O'Donnell 6-22-42; Died
Thomas, Edward E. 2nd Lt. 3902 Oakwood Dr., Grand Rapids, Mich. Cabanatuan 8-17-44; OK
*Johnston, Theodore N. M/Sgt Southerland, Nebr. Japan 11- -42; Died
Kulas, Harry 1st/Sgt 708 W. 4th Ave., Williston, N. Dak. Japan 8-17-42, 9-16-45; OK
Bowen, William E. T/Sgt Trenton, New Jersey; Bilibid 3- -44, Cabanatuan Hosp 7- -44
Rec'd Commission in the Hills
Eggers, James A. T/Sgt 403 Brintz Ave., Essington, Pa. Japan 11- -42; OK
Moore, Vivian E. T/Sgt (54th Signal Main.) Japan
*Mussell, Ronald P. T/Sgt 2221 8th St., Pittsburg, Kansas Cabantuan 12-20-42; Died
Francies, Richard E. S/Sgt 3075 Scarborough Rd., Cleveland, Ohio Cabanatuan; Japan 8-17-44
*Holderness, Harry H. S/Sgt 1723 N.W. 31st St., Oklahoma City, Okla. Davao 10- -42, Lysans 3- -44; Died
Hubbard, Charles H. S/Sgt 812 W. Water St., Hartford City, Ind. Cabanatuan 7- -44
Knapp, Joseph T. S/Sgt Fairport Harbor, Ohio Bilibid 3- -44, Cabanatuan 7- -44 Hosp;
Ratsch, Heinz S/Sgt General Del, Spencer, Wisc. Davao 10- -42, Japan 6- -44
*Crandell, Orin E. Sgt Westwood, Lassen County, Calif. Palawan; Died
*Harr, Irwin M. Sgt Salix, Pa. O'Donnell 5-7-42; Died
*Hawken, John L. Sgt Zambales 10- -43; Died
*Huber, Charles J. Sgt 939 Alpha, Inglewood, Calif. Cabanatuan 11-20-42; Died
*Mathewson, Stanley G. Sgt 14 Decker St., Milton, Mass. Cabanatuan 7-8-42; Died
Pohl, Harold G. Sgt 133 N. 4th St., Steubenville, Ohio Cabanatuan; Japan 7-15-44
*Schmitt, Everrett W. Sgt 313 Kern St., Taft, Calif. #19056627, O'Donnell; Died
*Spencer, Ray W. Sgt 1026 Salt Lake St., Long Beach, Calif. Cabanatuan 6-8-42; Died
*Sumlin, Lacy T. Sgt 198 S. Wilson Ave, Pasadena, Calif Cabanatuan 9-4-42; Died
*Taylor, Francies M. Sgt (54th Signal Main.) Bilibid; Died
Weiss, Edward Sgt (Radio Oper. aboard SS Don Estaban)
Welsh, James W. Sgt 2001 Longwood Ave., Los Angeles, Calif Manchuria 10-7-42; OK
Wilcox, Robert W. Sgt P.O. Box 3306, Tacoma 99, Wash. Japan 9-18-43; OK
*Adams, Edward O. Cpl 548 Brook Ave., Bronx, New York Cabanatuan 6-28-42; Died
*Thomas, William Sgt Japan; Died
Carter, Richard L. Cpl 608 N. 14th St., Boise, Idaho Davao 10-27-42, Japan 8-17-44
Cook, Henry Cpl Peachtree St., Atlanta, Georgia
Eckstien, Robert Cpl 317 E. Broadway, Logansport, Ind. Davao 10-27-42, Lysang 3- -44
Gallagher, Ray A. PFC 3rd 136 Lewis Ave., Billings, Montana Japan 11-6-42
Gee, Jesse R. Cpl 556 Culusa, Yuba City, Calif. Palawan 5- -43
*Goff, Harvey L. Cpl 4713 Freemont, Seattle, Wash. Cabanatuan 6-11-42; Died
*Holmen, Elliot T. Cpl El Paso, Texas Cabanatuan 10-31-42; Died
*Keiper, Owen H. Cpl Santa Barbara, Calif. Platas, Bataan 7-1-42; Died; This man never did turn himself in. He studied the local customs, food, language. Took off into the hills.
Langelier, Arthur J. Cpl 1060 Beaver Hill Hall, Montreal, Canada Cabanatuan; Japan 7-15-44; OK
McCorts, John J. Cpl 661 Ave A., Boulder City, Nevada Formosa 9-12-42, Yokohoma 5- -45
Miller, Harry I Cpl 537 1/2 S St., Palendale, Calif Manchuria 10-6-42
Sollenberger, Donald E. Cpl 11400 Laurelcrest, N. Hollywood, Calif. Cabanatuan Hosp 7- -44, Japan 8-17-44
Strobing, Irving Cpl 615 Barbay St., Brooklyn, New York Japan 11-6-42; OK
*Allred, Everett W. PFC-4 Blanchard, Okla. Japan 9-15-43; Died
Anderson, Fred A. PFC-3 924 1/2 Euclid, Beloit, Wisc. Manchuria 10-7-42
Bania, Francis M. PFC-1 5058 Hurlbut St., Detroit, Mich. Las Pinas (Nichols Field):OK
Barkowski, Joseph J. PFC-4 12 Greenwich, Natrona, Pa. Manchuria 10-7-42; Died
Berger, Burton E. PFC-3 Mulino, Ore. Japan 7-15-44
Blaskewicz, John A. PFC-4 11 Goeringer Ave., Wilkes Barre, Pa. Cabanatuan
Brady, Jack E. PFC-4 1952 1/2 Corning St., Los Angeles, Calif Tokyo 10-6-42
Brazelton, Earl PFC-3 Los Angeles, Calif No info
Brooks, William PFC-5 No info
Brown, Charles L. PFC-3 Palmdale, Calif Cabanatuan 4-20-44, Japan 8-17-44; OK
Bryant, Earl L PFC-3 1218 Linden Place, Long Beach, Calif. Japan 7-23-43
Cecil, George A. PFC-3 53-25 80th St., Elmhurst, New York No info
Chmielewski, Edward PFC-1 No info
Comstock, Wayne V. PFC-4 1822 Holly, Kansas City, Mo. Manchuria 10-5-42
Dardavis, Spero PFC-4 306 Jackson St., Syracuse, N.Y. Lipa
Dugan, James C. PFC-4 1413 or 1418 Midland Ave, Syracuse, N.Y. Bilibid Work Detail 7-28-44
*Dunn, William J. PFC-4 1225 N. Marypasa, Hollywood, Calif. Cabanatuan 9-8-42; Died
Floyd, Lee G. PFC-3 681 S. Bonnie Brae, Los Angeles, Calif. Cabanatuan 7- -44, Japan 8-17-44
*Ford PFC-4 Killed on Corregidor May 4/5, 1942 during invasion
*Gaby, Marion PFC-1 He was Company photographer. Killed by Jap. tank machine guns at Anatmon, Batangas
*Garrett, Wayne PFC-5 Sevard, Calif. O'Donnell 5-29-42; Died
Gartner, Morris A. PFC-2 Fresno or Stockton Calif. Davao 10-27-42, Bilibid 7- -44
Gerhardt, Albert Van PFC-4 80 S. Poplar St., Hazelton, Pa. Last seen at Cabantuan in 1944
Gimse, Edward C. PFC-4 2330 3 Ave. W., Hibbing, Minn. Clark field Work Detail; Japan 7-15-44
Gourget, Stanley F. PFC-4 536 Bond, Fresno, Calif. Escaped and recaptured at Legaspi 11- -43
Hutchinson, Fred W. PFC-3 1427 S. Santee, Los Angeles, Calif. Palawan
Ivins, Franklin R. PFC-3 116 Pickney Rd., Red Bank, N.J. Cabanatuan; Japan 6-17-44; Died
*Johnson, George C. PFC-5 10 Park Ave., Dunington, N.Y. O'Donnell 5-22-42; Died
Koscelski, Lucian P. PFC-3 12 Forest St., Springville, N.Y. Manchuria 10-5-42
Kuslak, John PFC-4 3501 Zeta St., Hollidays Cove, W. Va. Japan 8-17-44
Lamb, Lawrence L. Box 101, Midvale, Utah Davao 10-27-42, Japan 6- -44
*Mansfield, Quenton PFC-4 40 Robbins, Lowell, Mass. Cabanatuan 6-10-42; Died
Marangiello, Anthony D. PFC-4 15 First St., Glenclove, Long Island Bilibid 3-10-44, Cabanatuan 7- -44,
McDermott, Norman J. PFC-4 11962 1/2 Texas Ave., W. Los Angeles, Calif. Japan 7-23-43; OK
Nietling, Aloyusius F. PFC-3 Route 1, Box 4, Sublimity, Ore. Manchuria 10-3-42; OK
*Nole, Donald PFC-4 Buffalo, N.Y. O'Donnell 5-17-42; OK
O'Shea, Thomas C. PFC-3 2565 East 24th St., Sheepshead Bay, Brklyn, N.Y. OK
Ostrander, William PFC-3 343 9th St., Brooklyn, N.Y. Japan 7-15-44; OK
Rearick, Clyde PFC-2 Cebu; OK
Redd, Gene A. PFC-4 RFD 2, Anacortes, Wash. Japan 6-28-44; OK
*Reynolds, Arlo N. PFC-3 Salt Lake City, Utah Died
Ringo, Boyd C. PFC-3 Route 1, Box 210, Mulino, Oregon Japan 11-6-42
Rosenweig, Robert PFC-3 68-25 Clyde St., Forest Hills, Long Island Cabanatuan 8-17-44
*Shermon, Avon PFC-3 Front line; Died
*Smith, Raymond C. PFC-3 715 W. Victoria, Santa Barbara, Calif. Cabanatuan 7-17-42; Died
Steckel, Mathew Jr. PFC-3 844 Clinton Ave., W. Rochester, N.Y. Manchuria 10-6-42; OK
*Thomas, Lawrence A. PFC-4 Quick, W. Va. Cabanatuan 6-28-42; Died
Tomes, Jesse F. PFC-4 Liberty, KY Japan 7-23-42
Story, Willard C. PVT Whitnell, N.C. Manchuria 10-7-42
*Tremblay, Armond J. PFC-4 Died at Tuao, Cagayan 4-1-42
Valacic, Bernard J. PFC-3 or 4 703 14th St., New Brighton, Pa. Davao 10-27-42, Cabanatuan 7- -44,
Japan 8-17-44; OK
Warren Joseph P. PFC-4 2928 S. Oakhurst, Los Angeles, Calif. Japan 6-28-44; OK
Weaver, Robert C. SGT or PFC-4 710 W. 7th St., Oswego, N.Y. Davao 10-27-42, Lysang 3- -44
Wheeler, William S. PFC-3 328 Commonwealth, Boston, Mass. Cabanatuan 7- -44, Japan 8-17-44
*Williams, Alfred G. PFC-3 Washington, D.C. Bilibid 7-18-42; Died
*Whitman, Joseph J. PFC-1 192 E. Locust St., Mechanicsburg, Pa. Cabanatuan 6-20-c/o N. McGinnis 42; Died
*Zimmerman, Abraham PFC-5 Port Area; Died
*Hutchens, Melvin G. ? 1534 11st., Baker, Ore. O'Donnell 5-22-42; Died
Murrell, William M. ? 906 Harrison St., Lynchburg, Va. Cabanatuan
*Donald, Robert L. ? 3334 Selwyn, Charlotte, N.C. Cabanatuan 6-25-42, Lysang 3- -44
Blackmon, Hugh R. PVT 3110 12th Ave., Chattanooga, Tenn. Davao 10-27-42, Lysang 3- -44
Blank, Samuel PVT RR 1, Box 490, Monticello, N.Y. (From what I understand he is a member
of the organization)
*Bray, Robert PVT 142 Maujers, Brooklyn, N.Y. O'Donnell 5- -42; Died, unknown grave
Finkelstien, Leonard PVT Clark field; OK
Falagon escaped Clark field 1- -44
Fuller, Earl L. PVT Springville, New York Japan 11-6-42; OK
*Gaydos, Charles PVT Port Area; Died
Green, Donald PFC-5 ? 2882 Pine Ave., Long Beach, Calif. Yokohama 5- -45
Harris, Malvern P. PFC-5 ? Norwood, N.C. Cabanatuan
Mark, Marvin A. PVT 644 S. 10th St., San Jose, Calif. Nichols field; Japan 7-15-44
Petak, Joseph A. PVT Box 205, Midland Park, New York Manchuria 10-6-42
Poreet, Charles W. PVT Helmette, New Jersey Japan 3- -44, Ashio Camp 8
Redshaw, Ward S. PVT Union Hotel, Cumberland, B.C., Canada Japan 7-23-43
Ward, Donald C. PVT Plainfield, Conn. Japan 9- -42
White, Gavin PFC-5 Mississippi Japan 2-27-44
Winters, Daniel W. PFC-5 Deer Lane, Rochester, Pa. Japan 11-6-42
Lawton, Robert L. PVT Star Route, Tahlequah, Okla. Japan
Cecka, Robert G. PFC-3 3048 E. 93rd, Chicago, Ills. Cabanatuan; OK
Johnson, L. PFC-4 Cabanatuan
Jones, Robert C. PFC-4
Helms, Walter PFC-1 Box 847, Maricopa, Calif. Manchuria 10- -42, Believed to be dead,
Seale, Bud ? 519 Filmore, Taft, Calif. Manchuria 10- 42
Parrott, Cecil W. PFC-3 555 Court St., Weiser, Idaho Japan 1944
Bradbury, Jay (A) (H) PFC-1 1430 Arcadia, Chico, Calif. Japan 1943
Gill, Paul A. PFC-1 Box 884, Palos Verdes Estates, Calif.
Maslak, Michael PFC-1 40 Eagle Ave., Johnson City, N.Y.
Sammons, David H. SGT 157 W. Broadway, Salem, N.J.
Some of the above names and address are men that are members of the 54th Signal Maintenance Co. That outfit was created about the time the war started and I never did get definite information about it.
Following are the names of several other prisoners that I have in my book.
Chase, Harry, Coast Artillery, Corregidor, 98 Shellinger St, Rochester, N.Y.
Zimmerman, George, Tank Co. This man was one of my closest friends while in prison camp. He died
enroute to Japan when the transport was sunk. Since that time he has had an American Legion post
named after him in Mansfield, Ohio.
Schramm, Eric, 2190 Violet Way, Campbell, Calif.
Warren, Dewight T., c/o Mrs. E.R. Rockey, Rt. 1, Box 88, San Jacinto, Calif.
Schuster, Bill, Evansville, Wisc.
Solomon, Paul, Lt. 31st Inf., Sanger, Texas.
Ingalls, Arthur, Box 261, Piru, Calif.
Pierce, Harley, 1512 No. 39th, Tacoma, Wash.
Jerman, Bertram R. Bisbee, Ariz. (last I heard he was still in the Air Force)
Elton, Gordon H., Deer River, Minn.
This document was given to the ADBC Museum from the files of the ADBC. The document as given to us is available as 228th Signal Operations Company in pdf form. This roster may not be complete. There may be other rosters available online. The ADBC Museum strives to provide as much information as possible, but due to time limitations the rosters may not be entirely inclusive. Roger Mansell's website has a more comprehensive index.