WINFIELD W. SCOTT, MAJ, USA

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Winfield Scott '24

Date of birth: July 15, 1902

Date of death: July 30, 1942

Age: 40

Lucky Bag

From the 1924 Lucky Bag:


Loss

From Find A Grave:

Winfield Wayne Scott served as a Lieutenant Colonel, 24th Field Artillery Regiment, Philippine Scouts, Philippine Division, U.S. Army during World War II.

According to the WWII Army and Army Air Force Casualties records at the National Archives he resided in Harford County, Maryland prior to the war.

He was taken prisoner during the surrender of the 24th Field Artillery Regiment on the Bataan Peninsula on April 9, 1942, and was transferred to the Japanese POW Camp 1, Cabanatuan 1-2-3, Nueva Province, Luzon, Philippines 15-121.

He "Died While A POW" of the Japanese Army while at Cabanatuan. The Japanese Army didn't notify the U.S. Army of his death until January 4, 1943.

He was awarded the Prisoner Of War Medal and the Purple Heart. Originally interred in the USAF Cemetery #2, Manila, Philippine Islands, his remains were repatriated and buried at Arlington on May 5, 1949.

Service # O-15916

He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery; he was survived by his wife, Dorothy, and a son.

Other

His son, Winfield W. Scott, Jr. graduated West Point in 1950 and retired as a Lieutenant General in the Air Force. His grandson, Winfield W. Scott, III, graduated West Point in 1974 and retired as a Major General in the Air Force.

Memorial Hall Error

The source above and the September 1946 issue of SHIPMATE both refer to Winfield as a Lt. Colonel.


Class of 1924

Winfield is one of 41 members of the Class of 1924 in Memorial Hall.