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Agne, George W.

Rank and Name, Private First Class George W. Agne.

Unit/Placed in on, Medical Department.

The Imperial Japanese began their Invasion in the Philippines on 8 Dec 1941.

The Members of the Medical Department were among American and Filipino forces on the Bataan Peninsula when compelled to surrender on 9 Apr 1942.

Pfc. Agne became a POW and was imprisoned at Pow Camp Cabanatuanl, He survived the Bataan Death March, but died on board the Hellship Oroyku Maru.

 

George is born in 1901 in, New York.

 

Father, Louis Agne.

Mother, Catharine J. (Gassman) Allen.

 

George enlisted the U.S.Army in California with service number # 6729057.

 

George died when the Oryoku Maru sunk at Subic Bay on Dec. 15, 1944, he is honored with a  Purple Heart, Bronze Star Medal, POW Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal and the WWII Victory Medal.

 

George is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial  Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.

Wall of the missing.

Thanks to Jean Louis Vijgen, ABMC,  https://abmc.gov Info P.O.W.

Wes Injerd, Dwight Rider: http://www.mansell.com/pow-index.html

NavyLog, http://navylog.navymemorial.org Philippine Scouts Heritage Society, Sean Conjenos, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/

Familysearch.com, https://www.familysearch.org Navy Marines Info Geoffrey Roecker, https://missingmarines.com/ Medals Info, http://www.honorstates.org Website, https://hendrikswebdesign.nl/

Hellship "Oryoku Maru"
His rank Private First Class