Voor Informatie over Soldaten gesneuveld in Europa. Tijdens de 2e Wereldoorlog.


Deze website is opgedragen aan de mannen en vrouwen van de geallieerde strijdkrachten die in de Asia-Pacific Regio zijn omgekomen tijdens de Tweede Wereldoorlog.

informatie over iets

op deze Website, of anders.


Ambro, Eugene Allan

Rank and Name, Pharmacist’s Mate Second Class Eugene Allan Ambro.

Unit/Placed in, “Hellship Arisan Maru” and POW Camp Old Biliblid Prison.

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.


Eugene is born approx. on 1920 in Pennsyvania.

Father, George N. Ambro.

Mother, Helen M. Ambro.

Born in Austria.

Sister(s), Virginia Ambro.

Brother(s), George W. Ambro.


Eugene enlisted the service in Pennsylvania with service number # 2431643.


Eugene died when the Arisan Maru was torpedoed by friendly fire on Oct. 24, 1944, he is honored with a POW Medal, Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Expeditionary Medal, American Campaign Medal, Distinguished Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.


Eugene 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, 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

Info, https://www.pacificwrecks.com/

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


Philppine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/

Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com


USS Canopus AS-9

The submarine tender USS Canopus (AS-9) received severe damage when hit by heavy bombers on December 29, 1941. She lost six of her crew in the attack, with another six wounded. She was later scuttled off Manila Bay rather than face capture by the enemy.  Her crew was used in the defense of Bataan and Corregidor.  A large number of her crew died in the Philippine Islands, during transport to POW camps in Japan, or in the camps themselves

Stationed aboard the submarine tender USS Canopus (AS-9), it received severe damage when hit by heavy bombers on December 29, 1941. She was later scuttled off Manila Bay rather than face capture by the enemy. Her crew was used in the defense of Bataan and Corregidor.

POW Camp Old Bilibid
Exterior of old Bilibid Prison complex / interior of prison with a mix of prisoners and guards milling around behind bars / guards and prisoners begin running through the prison and out the barred gates into the prison yard / prisoners and guards gather in center of prison yard with the prisoners in a line / prisoners immediately prostrate themselves on the ground / more guards run into the prison yard Guards at Bilibid Prison increase vigilance against rioting prisoners on January 01, 1930 in Manila, Philippines
Arisan Maru
His rank Pharmacist's Mate Second Class
Eugene Allan Ambro