Skip
Navigation

On This Day
in West Virginia History...

Arisan Maru

The Arisan Maru, a Japanese cargo ship carrying prisoners of war, was sunk by an American submarine on October 24, 1944, resulting in the deaths of more than 1,700 American soldiers, including a number of West Virginians.

Learn more:
"Hellships of World War II"
Biography of Thomas Joseph Abruzzino
Biography of William Joseph Baer
Biography of Ernest Bailey
Biography of Basil Lawrence Blume
Biography of Charles Race Brown, Jr.
Biography of Robert L. Chambers
Biography of Lewis Arthur Edwards
Biography of Fredrick William Elkes
Biography of Farrell Cyrus Girkin
Biography of Luther Hartzell Godwin
Biography of Norman W. Hall
Biography of Raymond Arnett Helmick
Biography of Fred T. Jewell
Biography of Archie Evert McCray
Biography of Glenn W. Moyers
Biography of William Perry Norman
Biography of Ernest O. Paitsel
Biography of Ray Wood Pickering
Biography of Albert Schattel
Biography of Bert Sechrist
Biography of Clarence E. Simms
Biography of Fred Millard Wroten
Biography of Roy E. Young


On This Day in West Virginia History: October