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Biography
 
Last Name: 
BRILL
First Name Middle Initial:
WHITTON F.
Nick Name:
WHIT
Street:  P.O. BOX 504 City & State: OOSTBURG, WI E-Mail: 
Zip: 53070 Phone:  Spouse: AUDREY
Conflict: WW II Service Branch: USN Unit: U.S.S. CANOPUS AS-9
Theater: Pacific Where Captured: CORREGIDOR Date Captured: 05/05/42
Camps Held In: BILIBID, CABANATAWAN 1 AND 3, OSAKA CAMP 04D, SAKURAJIMA, RESCUED AT OSAKA #6B-AKENOBE How Long Interned: 1220 days
Liberated / repatriated: liberated Date Liberated: 09/06/45 Age at Capture: 21
Medals Received: BRONZE STAR MEDAL
Military Job: SUB TENDER Company: MULLER COLOR PLATE CO.
Occupation after War:  LITOGRAPHER

 

Bio:

Whitton F. Brill born Nov. 15, 1921 joined the United States Navy and became a GM3 and served on the U.S.S. Canopus AS-9 in the Philippine Islands. Whitton was on the Naval Shore Battalion and became a veteran of Bataan and Corregidor. Whit became a POW on May 5, 1942 when he was captured in Corregidor, he spent time in camps Bilibid, Cabanatawan 1 and 3 in the Philippine Islands. He also survived the “Hell Ships” and was interned at Osaka and Sakurajima camps in Japan. He was liberated on September 6th, 1945 and on Nov. 2nd, 1998 he rejoined his fallen comrades. Whit passed away November 2nd, 1998, his family and his friends will sorely miss him. Whit always referred to Corregidor as “The Rock”, to his friends and family he was there rock.

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