Rank and Name, First Lieutenant Robert Paul Aikman.
Unit/Placed in, 59th Coast artillery Regiment.
From the time of his capture, in May 1942, his place of internment was Cabanatuan Prison in the Philippines.
The next stop was a Camp in Japan, transportation with the “Hellship“ Oryko Maru, First Lieutenant Aikman and 1,760 other American prisoners aboard.
The next two days American planes battered the ship and she Sunk at Subic Bay, after the attack he went a board the “HellShip“ Enoura Maru and headed for Japan . Again the Ship was Bombed by the US Air Force , but escaped from further damage to Takao Dockside.
But Lt. Robert P. Aikman died during the attacked.
Robert is born approx. on Jan. 23, 1904 in Kansas.
Father, Claude F. Aikman.
Mother, Anna M. (Cannon) Aikman.
Sister(s), Lois C. Marjorie L. and Ruth H. Aikman.
Brother(s), Carl F. Aikman.
Robert enlisted the service in Missouri with service number # O-225747.
Robert was KIA as a pow onboard the Enoura Maru on Jan. 9, 1945, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Silver Star Medal, POW Medal, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Distinguished Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.
Robert Is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.
Walls of the missing.
Jean Louis Vijgen, WW2-Pacific Website.
Air Force Info, Rolland Swank.
ABMC Website, https://abmc.gov
Navy Info, http://navylog.navymemorial.org
POW Info, http://www.mansell.com Dwight Rider and Wes injerd.
Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org
Marines Info, https://missingmarines.com/ Geoffrey Roecker
Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org
Philppine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/
Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com