|Arlington National Cemetery, Section 12|
Memorial to the crew of the U.S.S. Houston-CA-30 & H.M.A.S. Perth
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Of the crew of 1,061, only 368 survived including 24 of the 74-man USMC detachment aboard. The crew became prisoners of the Japanese for the remainder of the war. Most of the remaining officers were sent to Japan to be slave laborers. The rest ended up toiling on Thai-Burma Death Railway. Seventy-seven men died of torture, disease and starvation while prisoners.