Rank and Name, Private Arthur Ames Jr.
Unit/Placed in, 5307th Composite Unit “Merrill Marauders”.
Merrill’s Marauders (named after Frank Merrill) or Unit Galahad, officially named the 5307th Composite Unit (Provisional), was a United States Army long range penetration special operations jungle warfare unit, which fought in the South-East Asian theatre of World War II, or China-Burma-India Theater (CBI). The unit became famous for its deep-penetration missions behind Japanese lines, often engaging Japanese forces superior in number.
Arthur is born approx. on 1924 in Shelby, New York.
Father, Arthur G. Ames.
Mother, Genia L. (Martin) Ames.
Sister(s), Ava M. and Leona M. Ames.
Brother(s), Archie G. Ames.
Artur enlisted the service in New York with service number # 32735589.
Arthur was KIA in the assault to Myitkyina, Burma on June 11, 1944, he is honored with a Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Distinguished Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.
Arthur is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.
Walls of the missing.
He also has a Memorial Grave at Bates Road Cemetery, Ridgeway, Orleans County, New York, USA.
Thanks to, http://www.marauder.org/yank.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