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Howard Homer Mitchell

Birthplace: Hayden, Uintah, Utah, USA
Death: Died in Wake Island
Cause of death: civilian POW murdered by the Japanese Army
Place of Burial: Honolulu, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Arzy Homer Mitchell and Fern Mitchell
Brother of Thelma Mitchell; Truman Arzy Mitchell; Alfreda Hadden; Loren Hacking Mitchell and Wayne Elmo Mitchell

Managed by: Eldon Clark (C)
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About Howard Homer Mitchell

Find a Grave Burial Site

Birth: unknown

Death: Oct. 7, 1943

Note: Civilian from Utah.

Burial: Honolulu Memorial Honolulu Honolulu County Hawaii, USA

Find a Grave Memorial Site

Birth: Mar. 16, 1918 Hayden Uintah County Utah, USA

Death: Oct. 7, 1943


Mr. and Mrs. Arzy H. Mitchell of Duchesne, Utah received official word Monday January 7, 1946 that their sons, Howard H. Mitchell and Wayne E. Mitchell, who were left with 96 other men on Wake Island lost their lives October 7, 1943 at the hands of the Japanese.

Howard H. Mitchell was born March 16, 1918 at Vernal, Utah. He attended the Dushesne High School. He also worked in the machine shops at Moon Lake and Deer Creek. Howard left for Wake Island in June 1941 to work for the Morrison Kundsen Co., on the Pacific Naval Air Base and was rated as a mechanic first class.

Wayne E. Mitchell was born June 24, 1929 at Hayden, Utah. He also graduated from the Duchesne High School and attended the Brigham Young University at Provo and the Agricultural College at Logan, Utah. He left for Wake Island in October 1941to work for the Morrison Kundsen Company on a Pacific Naval Air Base.

Howard and Wayne took part in the defense of Wake Island and their country. Howard was wounded and -Wayne assisting until the fall of the island on December 23, 1941.

Survivors include their parents, two brothers, Truman A. Mitchell and Loren H. Mitchell and one sister, Alfreda M. Hayden of Duchesne.

-Vernal Express, January 17, 1946, transcribed by Rhonda Holton

Family links:

  • Arzy Homer Mitchell (1886 - 1957)
  • Fern Hacking Mitchell (1895 - 1925)

Burial: Hayden Cemetery Whiterocks Uintah County Utah, USA Plot: BB_L21_S7

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Howard Homer Mitchell's Timeline

October 7, 1943
Wake Island
Hayden, Uintah, Utah, USA
Honolulu, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA