Rank and Name, Private First Class Melchor Ancheta.
Unit/Placed in, 57th Infantry Regiment, Philippine Scouts.
The Imperial Japanese began their Invasion in the Philippines on 8 Dec 1941.
The 57th resorted to fighting together among American and Filipino forces when compelled to surrender on 9 Apr 1942.
Private First Class Ancheta became a POW and was imprisoned at Pow Camp no record, he survived the Bataan Death March, but died shortly after it.
Melchor is born in the Philippines.
Parents and Siblings no record available.
Melchor enlisted the service in the Philippines with service number # 10300532.
Melchor died as a POW in Camp no record on June 18, 1942, he is honored with a Bronze Star Medal, Good Conduct Medal, American Defense Medal, Distinguished Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.
Melchor 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