From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

James Bromeyer '37

Date of birth: September 15, 1915

Date of death: September 7, 1944

Age: 28

Lucky Bag

From the 1937 Lucky Bag:


James was lost when the Shin'yō Maru, a POW ship, was torpedoed by USS Paddle (SS 263) on September 7, 1944.

His mother was listed as next of kin.

James was a Captain of D Company, 1st Battalion, 4th Marines at the time of his capture.

Note some sources, and his Prisoner of War Medal citation below, have James as a Captain. Memorial Hall and at least two other lists have him as Major, though.

Prisoner of War Medal

From Hall of Valor:

Captain James R. Bromeyer (MCSN: 0-5568), United States Marine Corps, 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: Marine Corps
Rank: Captain
Division: Prisoner of War (Philippine Islands)


A collector, as of July 2013, had James' Dress Blue uniform.

Class of 1937

James is one of 45 members of the Class of 1937 on Virtual Memorial Hall.