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Anderson, Milan Elroy

Rank and Name, Sergeant Milan Elroy Anderson.

Unit/Placed in, 194th Tank Battalion.

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.

 The rectangular camp spanned roughly 25 acres and was 800 yards deep by 600 yards wide, divided by a road in the center. The camp consisted of a barracks for Japanese guards, barracks for prisoners, a hospital and water tower enclosed by barbed wire with guard towers.

Tottori MARU

The Tottori Maru was a Hell Ship.

The Tottori Maru, sailed from Manila on Aug 10, 1942 for Japan.

Onboard Aprox. 1960 POW for different POW Camps located in various Country’s.

 

Milan is born approx. on June 19, 1919 in Hardin, Montanta.

Father, Alfred S. Anderson.

Mother, Helda M. Anderson.

Sister(s), Adelina O. Anderson.

Brother(s), Byron F. Anderson.

 

Milan enlisted the service in Minnesota with service number # 20700194.

 

Milan died as a POW onboard the “Hellship Tottorio Maru” on Nov. 7, 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.

 

Milan 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 Cabanatuan
Memorial
Tottori Maru
P.O.W. Medal
Milan Elroy Anderson
His unit 194th Tank Battalion
His rank Sergeant