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Ernest Logan Sampson

Ernest Logan Sampson

Male 1914 - 2001  (87 years)

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  • Name Ernest Logan Sampson 
    Born 21 Oct 1914  Mercer County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Education High School, 2 years 
    Residence 1920  Mercer County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 1920 Stringtown, Mercer County, Kentucky
      Danville Pike
      Ernest Sampson, 35 years old, born in Kentucky; parents born in Kentucky. Farmer
      Eva Sampson, wife, 27 years old, born in Kentucky; parents born in Kentucky
      Ernest L. Sampson, son, 5 years old, born in Kentucky; parents born in Kentucky
      Campbell Sampson, son, 3 years and 2 months old, born in Kentucky; parents born in Kentucky
      Julian S. Sampson, son, 6 months old, born in Kentucky; parents born in Kentucky
      Sarah Sampson, mother, 63 years old, born in Kentucky; parents born in Kentucky. Widowed
      Susan Sampson, sister, 34 years old, born in Kentucky; parents born in Kentucky. School Teacher
      Margaret Sampson, sister, 26 years old, born in Kentucky; parents born in Kentucky
    Residence 1930  Mercer County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 1930 District 4, Mercer County, Kentucky
      Danville Road
      Ernest L. Sampson, 43 years old, born in Kentucky; parents born in Kentucky. Age at first marriage: 28. Farmer. Not a veteran
      Eva E. Sampson, wife, 37 years old, born in Kentucky; parents born in Kentucky. Age at first marriage: 21
      Earnest L. Sampson, Jr., son, 15 years old, bonr in Kentucky; parents born in Ketnucky. Attended school within the year
      Camble B. Sampson, son, 13 years old, born in Kentucky; parents born in Kentucky. Attended school within the year
      Julian S. Sampson, son, 10 years old, born in Kentucky; parents born in Kentucky. Attended school within the year
      Mary A. Sampson, daughter, 7 years old, born in Kentucky; parents born in Kentucky. Attended school within the year
      Sera W. Sampson, daughter, 6 months old, born in Kentucky; parents born in Kentucky
      *living next to Sarah Sampson, 74 years old, born in Kentucky; parents born in Kentucky. Widowed. Age at first marriage: 24
    Residence 1940  Mercer County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 1940 Mercer County, Kentucky
      Ernest Sampson, 54 years old, born in Kentucky. Residence in 1935: same house. Highest level of education: 5. Farmer
      Eva Sampson, wife, 47 years old, born in Kentucky. Residence in 1935: same house. Highest level of education: 6
      Logan Sampson, son, 25 years old, born in Kentucky. Residence in 1935: same house. Highest level of education: H-2. Farm laborer
      Imogene Sampson, daughter, 17 years old, born in Kentucky. Residence in 1935: same house. Highest level of education: H-1
      Sarah W. Sampson, daughter, 10 years old, born in Kentucky. Residence in 1935: same house. Highest level of education: 2
      Winfield Sampson, son, 8 years old, born in Kentucky. Residence in 1935: same house. Highest level of education: 1
      *living next to James and Catherine Alexander (Ernest's sister)
    Military 25 Nov 1940  Harrodsburg, Mercer County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    enlisted in Kentucky National Guard, sometime prior to November; and then inducted in U.S. Army on November 25th 
    • U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946
      Name: Ernest L Sampson Jr
      Birth Year: 1914
      Race: White, citizen (White)
      Nativity State or Country: Kentucky
      State of Residence: Kentucky
      County or City: Mercer
      Enlistment Date: 25 Nov 1940
      Enlistment State: Kentucky
      Enlistment City: Harrodsburg
      Branch: Infantry
      Branch Code: Infantry
      Grade: Private
      Grade Code: Private
      Term of Enlistment: One year enlistment
      Component: National Guard (Officers, Warrant Officers, and Enlisted Men)
      Source: National Guard
      Education: 2 years of high school
      Civil Occupation: Farm hands, general farms
      Marital Status: Single, without dependents
      Height: 71
      Weight: 170

    • Logan served as a Private in Company D of the 192nd Tank Battalion - otherwise known as the Harrodsburg Tankers.

      The Harrodsburg Tankers, initially known as the 38th Tank Company, were a Kentucky Army National Guard unit stationed in Harrodsburg who were called to active duty prior to World War II. When they entered federal active duty, they were redesignated as Company D, 192nd Light Tank Battalion. After training at Fort Knox, Kentucky, and Camp Polk, Louisiana, they were shipped overseas, landing in the Philippines on Thanksgiving Day, November 20, 1941. On December 7. 1941, Japan attacked Pearl Harbor and only hours later began an attack on the Philippines. The Harrodsburg Tankers, along with the allied forces, fought the Japanese valiantly without reinforcements or resupply until ordered to surrender in April 1942. Those who could not escape to Corregidor were in the infamous "Bataan Death March". They were all eventually taken prisoner of war. Only 37 of the original 66 Kentucky Guard Members from Harrodsburg survived Japanese captivity.
      Information from Kentucky National Guard eMuseum

      Logan enlisted in the Kentucky National Guard sometime before the unit was activated in November 1940. He was inducted into the U.S. Army on November 25, 1940, at Harrodsburg, Kentucky. He enlisted for a term of one year. At the time of enlistment Logan was single, with no dependents. He was described as being 71" high and as weighing 170 pounds. His stated education level was two years of high school, and his stated occupation was automobile serviceman.

      According to the service information on the Proviso East High School site, Logan was engaged in the Battle of Luzon, the Battle of Bataan, and the Battle of Corregidor in the Philippines. He was taken prisoner on May 6, 1942, when Corregidor fell.

      Logan was imprisoned at Cabanatuan in the Philippine Islands. He was involved with the Bachrach Garage Detail, where prisoners-of-war repaired vehicles for the Japanese. He was on board the Hell Ship Nissyo Maru, which set sail from Manila on July 17, 1944, arriving in Takao, Formosa on July 27, 1944. The ship then set sail from Takao on July 28, 1944, arriving in Moji, Japan on August 3, 1944. Logan was imprisoned at the Narumi Camp in Japan, where he worked in wheel manufacturing for the Nippon Wheel Manufacturing Company.

      Logan was liberated in September of 1945.
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    Military 20 Nov 1941  Phillipine Islands Find all individuals with events at this location 
    landed in Phillipines 
    Military 6 May 1942  Corregidor, Phillipine Islands Find all individuals with events at this location 
    taken prisoner of war 
    Military 17 Jul 1944  Phillipine Islands Find all individuals with events at this location 
    transported from Phillipines to Japan via hell ship Nissyo Maru 
    Military Aug 1944  Japan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    imprisoned at Narumi POW Camp 
    Military Sept 1945  Japan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    liberated 
    Died 1 Dec 2001  Mercer County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Ernest Logan Sampson Obit
    Ernest Logan Sampson Obit 2
    Ernest Logan Sampson Funeral
    Buried Harrodsburg, Mercer County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Ernest Logan Sampson, Jr.
    Ernest Logan Sampson, Jr.
    Ernest and Sadie Sampson
    Person ID I64198  My Family Tree
    Last Modified 27 Mar 2019 

    Father Ernest Logan Sampson,   b. 28 Oct 1885, Lincoln County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Apr 1971, Mercer County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Eva Ella Brown,   b. 26 Nov 1892, Mercer County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Aug 1989, Harrodsburg, Mercer County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 96 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 18 Mar 1914  Danville, Boyle County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • married at the Baptist parsonage by Dr. Cecil V. Cook
    Family ID F9803  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sadie McRay,   b. 12 Aug 1915, Mercer County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Dec 1986, Danville, Boyle County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Children 
    +1. Living
     2. Living
    Last Modified 16 Mar 2019 
    Family ID F9806  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Ernest Logan Sampson, Jr.
    Ernest Logan Sampson, Jr.
    Proviso East High School Bataan Commemorative Research Project


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