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Jack Berkely Fritts

Graduating Class of 1937
Served in World War II

Jack Berkely Fritts



Hannibal, MO

Date of Birth

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Date of Death

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More About Captain Fritts

Captain Fritts was held as a prisoner of war in the Philippine Islands.

In December, 1944, he boarded the Oryoku Maru for Japan. American planes attacked the ship not knowing that there were POW aboard. Upon realizing this, they waited until the POW escaped the ship to sink it. Capt. Fritts then boarded the Enouru Maru that eventually reached Takao, Formosa. It was during this trip that Captain Fritts died.