Rank and Name, Private Bill E. Anderson.
Unit/Placed in, 5307th Composite Unit. (Merrill’s 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.
Bill is born approx. on 1924 in Indiana.
Parents and Siblings, No Record Available.
Ralph enlisted the service in Indiana with service number # 15382513.
Ralph was KIA during the fights over Myitkyina, Burma on June 14, 1944, 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.
Ralph 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 New Harmony Cemetery, Prairieton, Vigo County, Indiana, USA.
Thanks to, http://www.marauder.org/history.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