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Amos, Robert Allen

Rank and Name, Sergeant Robert Allen Amos.

Unit/Placed in, 3rd Battalion, 4th Marines, Marine Corps.

Camp O’Donnell

Robert survived the Death March and the horrific conditions at Camp O’Donnell. about 1500 American and 22,000 Filipino prisoners of war died at Camp O’Donnell from starvation, disease and the brutal treatment received at the hands of the captors during the few months it was open.

 

Arisan Maru

The Arisan Maru was a Hell Ships (former Cargo, used for Transport POW’s to other Camps) sunk on Nov. 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 November 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.

 

Robert is born approx. on 1910 in Oregon.

Father, Adam Amos.

Born in Canada.

Mother, Marich/Mabel Amos.

Brother(s), Robert Amos.

 

Robert enlisted the service in Oregon with service number # 254404.

 

Robert was KIA when escaping from the Arisan Maru he was shot by the Japanese Guards on Nov. 24, 1944, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Expeditionary Marines 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.

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Thanks to, https://www.1stmardiv.marines.mil/Units/7TH-MARINE-REGT/3rd-Battalion-4th-Marines/

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

Website,

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

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

The date on his ABMC file ( May 6, 1942) is on that date he was captured as POW at Corregidor and send to POW Camp O’Donnell.

POW Camp O'Donnell
Memorial
"Hellship Arisan Maru"
P.O.W. Medal
His unit 3rd Battalion, 4th Marines (Comm. Specialist)
Robert Allen Amos
His rank Sergeant