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Andrus, Fred Wayne

Rank and Name, Private First Class Fred Wayne Andrus.

Unit/Placed in, 59th Coast Artillery Regiment.

Camp Yodogawa, (Osaka Group)

Nagato Maru- departed Manila 6 Nov 1942- arrived Moji on Nov 25, 1942. Men from this ship were also sent to Tok-02B-Kawasaki (Mitsui), Hirohata and Tanagawa

Situated between Osaka and Kobe, south bank of Yodogawa River. Adjacent to last bridge going out to bay

Had Work and Labor facilities,

Heavy lifting, carrying 120 lb baskets of coal on and off barges, pulling heavy carts, logs, bags- over planks to barges- many fell in.


Fred is born approx. on Feb. 13, 1913 in British Columbia, Canada.

Father, Hiram W. Andrews.

Mother, Eva Andros.

Brother(s), Eleazer Andros.

Born in Canada.


Fred enlisted the service in California with service number # 19015201.


Fred died as a POW in Camp Yodogawa, Japan on April 6, 1943, he is honored with a POW Medal, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Army & Air Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.


Fred 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


Philppine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/

Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com

POW Camp Yodogawa, Japan
P.O.W. Medal
His rank Private First Class
His Unit 59th Coast Artillery Regiment