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Ahrendtsen, John Edward

ACRank and Name, Private First Class John Edward Ahrendtsen.

Unit/placed in, 1337th Army Air Force Base Unit.


John was born  in June 17, 1921 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois.


Parents and Siblings, No Record Available.


John entered  the service from Newark, New Jersey in Oct. 10, 1942  with service-number # 32567751.

John’s crew members and their position on-board the plane a C-46 were;

1st Lt. William  R. Mundt Pilot

F/O. Earl F. Triedschman Co Pilot

Pfc. John E. Ahrendtsen Radio Operator


John died when his plane disappeared from the radar, traveling from India to China, on April 10, 1945, he is honored with a Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal and the WWII Victory Medal.


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

Wall of the missing.


Thanks to  http://manycoups.net/SmallBookAboutSook_page1.htm 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/  


Pfc. John E. Ahrendtsen declared dead on April 11, 1946.


India China div. Transport Command
Station Air Force
Enlisted Air Crew Wings
John E. Ahrendtsen
His rank Private First Class