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Anderson Jr, . James Stephenson

Rank and Name, Corporal James Stephen Anderson Jr.

Unit/Placed in, 7th Chemical Company, Aviation.

Camp no record

The Imperial Japanese began their Invasion in the Philippines on 8 Dec 1941.

The 7th resorted to fighting together among American and Filipino forces when compelled to surrender on 9 Apr 1942.

Corp. Anderson became a POW and was imprisoned at Pow Camp no record, he survived the Bataan Death March, but died shortly after it.

 

James is born approx. on Aug. 7, 1920 in South Carolina.

Parents and Siblings, No Record Available.

 

James enlisted the service in North Carolina with service number # 14037594.

 

James died as a POW in Camp no record on May 21, 1942, he is honored with a POW Medal, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Distinguished Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.

 

James is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.

He also ha a Memorial Grave at Peniel Baptist Church Cemetery, Peniel Crossroads, Florence County, South Carolina, USA.

 

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

7th Chemical Company, Aviation
POW Camp No Record
P.O.W. Medal
His rank Corporal
His Headstone at the Peniel Baptist Church Cemetery