Rank and Name, Staff Sergeant Donald H. Aney.
Unit/Placed in, 32nd Reconnaissance Troop, 32nd Infantry Division.
Donald is born approx. on Feb. 6, 1922 in Monroe County, Wisconsin.
Father, Claire Aney.
Mother, Lillien (Hughes) Aney.
Sister(s), Annet Aney.
Brother(s), Duane Aney.
Donald enlisted the service in Wisconsin with service number # 20645380.
Donald was KIA in a Solo attack on a Japanese CP, he came in a crossfire on Dec. 31, 1944, he is honored with a Silver and Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, Marksman Ship Badge, American Campaign Medal, Army Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.
Donald is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.
Walls of the missing.
is buried/mentioned at Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu County, Hawaii U.S.A.
Courts of the missing.
Thanks to, http://www.32nd-division.org/
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
Pvt. in HQ Co., 64TH Inf. Bde., Wis. Nat. Guard, at Sparta, WI on 15 Oct. ‘40; SN 20645380; married in Australia, father of 1; transferred to 32D Recon. Trp. (32D Cav. Recon. Trp.), he was section leader in the unit ca. Jul. ‘43 in Australia; promoted to S. Sgt. at some point; KIA 31 Dec. ‘44 at Leyte, Philippines, at age 22, killed during an attack on the CP near Mambahoa (Mambahao) at about 0245 hours; “Immediately thereafter, S/Sgt. Aney ran out of a building on his way to a firing position behind a tree. At that time the right flank was caught in machine gun crossfire and S/Sgt. Aney was killed.”; Pvt. John A. Curwin was killed about the same time, Capt. Hermann J. F. Bottcher was killed a short time later; “The bodies were buried the morning of 3 Jan. ‘45 in USAF cemetery at Limon, Leyte, Central Philippines.”; earned Silver Star, Bronze Star and Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery; mentioned in Wes Norman’s War