Rank and Name, Technician Fifth Grade Wayne Joy Andrist.
Unit/Placed in, 50th Engineer Combat Battalion.
Wayne is born approx. on Jan. 28, 1921 in Jaqua Township, Kansas.
Father, Jacob W. Andrist.
Mother, Berenice l. (Smutz) Andrist.
Sister(s), Dorothy U. Deena L. and Mary L. Andrist.
Brother(s), Floyd L. Wilmer E. Harland S. and Darrel A. Andrist.
Spouse, Dorothy E. (Fortmeyer) Andrist.
Wayne enlisted the service in Kansas with service number # 37335103.
Wayne was KIA no record on Oct. 26, 1944, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Combat Infantry Badge, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Army & Air Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.
Wayne is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.
He also has a Memorial Grave at Saint Francis Cemetery, Saint Francis, Cheyenne County, Kansas, 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