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Martin, Andrew J.

Rank and Name, Private First Class Andrew J. Martin.

Unit/Placed in, 60th Coast Artillery Regiment.

Arisan Maru

The Arisan Maru was a Hell Ships (former Cargo, used for Transport POW’s to other Camps) sunk on Oct. 24, 1944.

The Arisan Maru, sailed from Manila on October 10, 1944 for Japan. This ship was sunk by the American Submarine, USS Snook (Shark?) with three torpedoes, east of Hong Kong, on October 24, 1944. There were 1800 POWs aboard – 1793 died. Eight men survived this sinking. Two days later, five of the survivors were rescued by a Chinese fishing junk. The Chinese helped them reach American Air Corps forces. Other survivors were recaptured by a Japanese destroyer and taken to Formosa.

This Hell Ship sank in the South China Sea making it the worst naval disaster in the

history of the United States.

 

Andrew is born approx. 1914 in Akron, Ohio.

 

Father, Constantine Martin.

Mother, Virginia Martin.

Both born in Italy.

Sister, Alice Martin.

Brother, Albert Martin.

 

Andrew enlisted the service in Ohio with service number # 15017244.

 

Andrew was died when the Arisan Maru was Torpedoed he tried to escape and a Japanese guard shot him on Oct 24, 1944, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, Distinguished Unit Citation, American Campaign Medal, 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 Jean Louis Vijgen, ABMC, https://abmc.gov

P.O.W. info, Wes Injerd and Dwight Rider, http://www.mansell.com/pow-index.html  AirForce, Rolland Swank NavyLog, http://navylog.navymemorial.org Familysearch.com, https://www.familysearch.org

Philippine Scouts Heritage Society,http://www.philippine-scouts.org/

Marines Info Geoffrey Roecker, https://missingmarines.com/   

Medals Info, http://www.honorstates.org    

Hendriks Webdesign, https://hendrikswebdesign.nl/

Hell Ship "Arisan Maru"
His rank Private First Class

Mededeling

2019 collection

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