Rank and Name, Private First-Class Keith C. Althaus Jr.
Unit/Placed in, 17th Pursuit Squadron, 24th Pursuit Group.
The Imperial Japanese began their Invasion in the Philippines on 8 Dec 1941.
The Pilots from the Squadron resorted to fighting together among American and Filipino forces when compelled to surrender on 9 Apr 1942.
Pfc. Althaus Jr. became a POW and was imprisoned at Pow Camp O’Donnell, he survived the Bataan Death March, but died shortly after it.
Keith is born approx. on 1922 in Michigan.
Father, Keith C. Althaus.
Mother, Julia M. Althus.
Keith enlisted the service in Michigan with service number # 16010647.
Keith died as a POW in Camp O’Donnell on May 22, 1942, he is honored with a POW Medal, Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Distinguished Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.
Keith 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