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Obituaries > SOMMERS, MELVIN L.

WASHINGTON, Dec. 8–(AP)–The Navy Department today announced that Arthur Franklin Krutsch, seaman second class, of Jackson, Mich., is being held by the Japanese as a prisoner of war.

Other Michigan Navy casualties are: Melvin Lee Roy Sommers, pharmacist’s mate, [second] class, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Sommers, of 5752 Van Dyke, Detroit, wounded [November 1, 1943].

Historian’s note: PhM2c Sommers died of his wounds March 28, 1944 at the U.S. Naval Hospital, Corona, CA.