Rank and Name, Staff Sergeant Robert J. Andrews.
Unit/Placed in, 498th Bomber Squadron, 345th Bomber Group, (Medium).
SS Thomas Nelson
On October 1944 the SS Thomas Nelson (Libertyship) left Biak, New Guinea as part of a Convoy and carrying Supplies and Men from the 345th Bomber Group to Leyte Gulf, arriving in the harbor, near Dulag City, while at anchor it was attacked by a Kamikaze. The attack cost many lives and wounded several other, also nearby ships.
Robert is born approx. on 1922 in. New York.
Parents and Siblings, No Record Available.
Robert enlisted the service in New York with service number # 12130559.
Robert was KIA on transport when the SS Thomas Nelson was attack by a Kamikaze on Nov. 12, 1944, he is honored with an Air Medal, Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Army & Air Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.
Robert is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.
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