Rank and Name, Private First Class George Wilson Andrews.
Unit/Placed in, 803rd Engineer Battalion, Aviation.
George is born approx. on Dec. 2, 1917 in Wilson County, Tennessee.
Father, Edd P. Andrews.
Mother, Myrtle G. Andrews.
Brother(s), Robert E. Andrews.
George enlisted the service in Tennessee with service number # 34044970.
George was KIA at New Guinea defending the Airport against the Japanese on June 10, 1942, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Silver Star Medal, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Army & Air Presidential 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.
He also has a Memorial Grave at Highland Cemetery, Sparta, White County, Tennessee, 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
803rd Engineer Battalion (Aviation)
The 803rd Engineer Battalion (Aviation) was stationed in the Philippines when the Japanese invaded in 1941. They fought to defend the Philippines until the American forces surrendered to the Japanese in April 1942. Most of the Battalion was on Bataan at that time. As POWs, they were subjected to the brutal Bataan Death March. Those who survived were distributed to various POW camps in the Philippines, Manchuria, Formosa (Taiwan), Korea, and Japan. This Virtual Cemetery is dedicated to the men of the 803rd; those who never came home, and those who survived the brutal treatment of their captors. For most, their story will never be told. Hopefully this small effort will ensure that their suffering and sacrifice will never be forgotten.