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Anderson, George L.

Rank and Name, Corporal George L. Anderson.

Unit/Placed in, Headquarters Company, Philippine Department.

Camp O’Donnell

Alvin 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.

 

Hokusen MARU

The Hokusen Maru was a Hell Ships.

The Hokusen Maru, sailed from Manila on March 10, 1944 for China/Formosa (Camps Terminated).

Arrived there on March 15, 1944, on board 1100 P.O.W.

 

George is born approx. on 1918 in Michigan.

Parents and Siblings, No Record Available.

 

George enlisted the service in Illinois with service number # 16034786.

 

George died as a POW in a China Camp (no record) on Oct. 8, 1944, he is honored with a POW Medal, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Distinguished Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.

 

George 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

Camp O'Donnell
Memorial
Hokusen Maru
P.O.W. Medal
His unit Headquarters Company, Philippine Department
His rank Corporal