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Andersen, William Pat

Rank and Name, Private First Class Walter Pat Andersen.

Unit/Placed in, Third Battalion, 4th Marines, (Comp-M), Marine Corps.

Camp Cabanatuan

After the Japanese occupation in 1942, the camp was converted by the Imperial Japanese Army into the Cabanatuan POW Camp. At its height, 8,000 prisoners were detained at this location. The prisoners also included some civilians including one British and one Norwegian citizen.  This POW Camp detained prisoners until liberated during the night of January 30, 1945.

 

Walter is born approx. on June 17, 1921 in Oregon.

Mother, Erma (Bates) Andersen.

 

Walter enlisted the service in Oregon with service number # 273370.

 

Walter died as a POW from diphtheria/brain abscess on Oct.1, 1942, he is honored with a POW 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.

 

Walter 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

Website,

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

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

 

He was first buried with others on plot 5 Grave 502 of the Cabanatuan Cemetery, but his remains were not recovered.

Camp Cabanatuan
Prison Hut
Memorial
P.O.W. Medal
3rd Battalion, 4th Marines
Walter Pat Andersen
His rank Private First Class