Defenders of the Philippines

picture of captivity and picture of release from captivity

John Giroud Graham

John Graham picture
From National Archives when John was 33

Master Sergeant Graham is 33 years of age.  He is a graduate of Furman University and holds a degree of Bachelor of Science.  While serving as Air Technical Supply Non-commissioned Officer in the Philippine Islands, he was taken prisoner by the Japanerse in April 1942 and upon his liberation, returned to the United States and attended various technical schools to restore his proficiency in the latest procedures and is rated an outstanding Air Technical Non-Commissioned Officer.  Master Sergeant Graham has been awarded the Bronze Star, the Purple Heart with oak leaf cluster, and various campaign medals.  He has a knowledge of the Spanish language.


Prisoner Identification Card


John Graham's Prisoner Identification Card