Rank and Name, Private First Class Nicanor G. Ambrosio.
Unit/Placed in, 978th Signal Service Company.
Almost half the members of the 978th Signal Service Company were smuggled behind Japanese lines in the Philippines by US Navy submarines. The job of the 978th operatives was to work with the Filipino guerrillas, supply them with weapons, ammunition, medicine, victory money, other essential equipment and inform the guerrillas and the local inhabitants that General Douglas MacArthur would be returning to the Philippines. Their job was to maintain radio contact with GHQ in Brisbane and provide them with intelligence on the location and strength of the Japanese forces. They would report back on Japanese shipping and airfield activities.
Nicanor is born approx. on 1913 in Chicago, Illinois.
Parents and Siblings, No Record Available.
Nicanor enlisted the service in Illinois with service number # 36028978.
Nicanor was KIA no record on the Philippine Islands on Aug. 13, 1945 (deaclared dead), he is honored with a Purple Heart, Bronze Star Medal, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Distinguished Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.
Nicanor is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.
Walls of the missing.
Thanks to, https://www.ozatwar.com/sigint/978thsig.htm
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