Rank and Name, Private Andrew J. Johnson.
Unit/Placed in, 33rd Quartermaster Truck Regiment, United States Army.
Formerly the Davao Penal Colony (DaPeCol), was established on January 21, 1932 in Panabo City, Davao del Norte, Philippines. It has a land area of 30,000 hectares with a prison reservation of 8,000 hectares. During World War II, the Davao Penal Colony was the biggest prison establishment in the country which was used by the Japanese invading army as their imperial garrison.
The Hell Ships Shinyo Maru left Manila for Japan.
On Sep. 7, 1944 the ship was hit by 2 Torpedoes from the American Submarine USS Paddle off the Mindanao Coast.
Presumed of the 750 POW onboard, 668 were killed by the Japanese guards and impact of the torpedoes and sinking of the ship.
Andrew is born on 10 March 1920 in Wewoka, Seminole, Oklahoma.
Father, William M. Johnson.
Mother, Carrie E. (Dickinson) Johnson.
Sister(s), Donnie Johnson.
Brother(s), Willis, Evert, Earl and Robert Ernst Johnson.
Andrew enlisted the service in California with service number # 19039117.
Andrew was KIA when the Shinyo Maru was Torpedoed (friendly fire, no awareness of POW transport) by the U.S. Submarine USS Paddle with two torpedoes, he tried to escape and the Japanese guards shot him on Sep. 7, 1944, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Good Combat Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Army Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.
Andrew is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.
Walls of the missing.
Thanks to, https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/G89V-KZV
Air Force Info, Rolland Swank.
ABMC Website, https://abmc.gov
Marines Info, https://missingmarines.com/ Geoffrey Roecker
Seabees History Bob Smith https://seabeehf.org/
Navy Info, http://navylog.navymemorial.org
OW Info, http://www.mansell.om Dwight Rider and Wes injerd.
Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/ Robert Capistrano
Navy Seal Memorial, http://www.navysealmemorials.com
Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org
WW2 Info, https://www.pacificwrecks.com/
Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org
Medals Forum, https://www.usmilitariaforum.com/
Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com
Tank Destroyers, http://www.bensavelkoul.nl/
WordPress en/of Wooncommerce oplossingen, https://www.siteklusjes.nl/
Military Recovery, https://www.dpaa.mil/