Rank and Name, Corporal Guido Andreoli.
Unit/Placed in, 200th Coast Artillery Regiment.
POW Camp Nielson Field
Japan began their Invasion in the Philippines on 8 Dec 1941.
American and Filipino forces when compelled to surrender on 9 Apr 1942.
They become POW and was imprisoned at Pow Camp Nielson Field before they were transported to Japan.
The Camp, known as the Nielson Field was north of Nichols and lay on the south edge of Manila proper.
The Arisan Maru was a Hell Ships (former Cargo, used for Transport POW’s to other Camps) sunk on Nov. 24, 1944.
The Arisan Maru, sailed from Manila on October 11, 1944 for Japan. This ship was sunk by the American submarine, USS Shark with three torpedoes, east of Hong Kong, on November 24, 1944. There were 1800 POWs aboard – 1793 died. Eight men survived this sinking. Two days later, five of the survivors were rescued by a Chinese fishing junk. The Chinese helped them reach American Air Corps forces. Other survivors were recaptured by a Japanese destroyer and taken to Formosa.
This Hell Ship sank in the South China Sea making it the worst naval disaster in the history of the United States.
Guido is born approx. on Nov. 19, 1912 in San Francisco County, California.
Father, Pietro Andreoli.
Mother, Angelina (Sweizer) Andreoli.
Sister(s), Elena, Anna, Edith, Katherine and Rosie Andreoli.
Brother(s), Bernard, John S. and Samuel Andreoli.
Guido enlisted the service in New Mexico with service number # 38011917.
Guido died as a POW onboard the Arisan Maru on Oct. 24, 1944, he is honored with a Purple Heart, POW Medal, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Army & Air Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.
Guido is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.
Walls of the missing.
He also has 2 Memorial Graves at Fort Logan National Cemetery
Denver, Denver County, Colorado, USA.
And Santa Fe National Cemetery
Santa Fe, Santa Fe County, New Mexico, USA.
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