Reimer, John William, Jr., ACM

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Last Rank
Chief Petty Officer
Last Primary NEC
AM-0000-Aviation Metalsmith
Last Rating/NEC Group
Aviation Metalsmith
Primary Unit
1942-1942, AM-0000, Prisoner of War/Japan
Service Years
1932 - 1942
AM-Aviation Metalsmith
Two Hash Marks

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Home State
Year of Birth
Not Specified
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Havelock, IA
Last Address
Havelock, IA
(Wife~Liilian Mae Reimer)

Casualty Date
Oct 24, 1942
Hostile, Died while Captured
Unknown, Not Reported
World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Philippine Islands Campaign (1941-42)/Battle of Corrigedor
Location of Interment
Manila American Cemetery - Taguig City, Philippines
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Tablets of the Missing (Cenotaph)

 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
World War II FallenUnited States Navy Memorial The National Gold Star Family RegistryWW II Memorial National Registry
  1942, World War II Fallen [Verified]
  2016, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
  2016, The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2016, WW II Memorial National Registry

 Ribbon Bar

 Duty Stations
US NavyPrisoner of War
  1938-1940, AM-0000, USS Wright (AV-1)
  1942-1942, AM-0000, Prisoner of War/Japan
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1942 Philippine Islands Campaign (1941-42)/By SS Sea Dragon from Corregidor PI
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Apr 14, 1938, Re-enlisted
  Apr 29, 1939, Service Number 183-01-08
  Aug 23, 1940, Temp duty to Patrol Squadron 23 Pearl Harbor, HI
  Sep 22, 2016, General Photos1
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Held in Unstated Camp near Philippine Islands
John William Reimer Jr. was an Aviation Chief Metalsmith in the Navy during World War II. John was captured by Imperial Japan while serving in Guam, and was sent to an unstated camp where 9,012 other American POWs were held. John's capture was first reported to the International Committee of the Red Cross on May 7, 1942, and the last report was made on October 24, 1942. Based on these two reports, John was imprisoned for at least 170 days (~6 months), one of the shorter durations of captivity recorded, the average being 363 days. Ultimately, John died as a prisoner of war.

Name of Award
Prison of War Medal
Year Awarded
Details behind Award:
Awarded for actions during World War II

Aviation Chief Metalsmith John William Reimer (NSN: 1830108), United States Navy, was captured by the Japanese after the fall of Corregidor, Philippine Islands, on 6 May 1942, and was held as a Prisoner of War until his death while still in captivity.
General Orders: NARA Database: Records of World War II Prisoners of War, created, 1942 - 1947
Action Date: May 6, 1942 - Died in Captivity
Service: Navy
Rank: Medalsmith First Class
Division: Prisoner of War (Philippine Islands)
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