Rank and Name, Private First Class Edward Erle Apgar.
Unit/Placed in, Headquarters Squadron, 5th Air Base Group.
Camp no record
The Imperial Japanese began their Invasion in the Philippines on 8 Dec 1941.
The th resorted to fighting together among American and Filipino forces when compelled to surrender on 9 Apr 1942.
Pfc. Amasula became a POW and was imprisoned at Pow Camp no record, he survived the Bataan Death March, but died shortly after it.
The Hell Ships Shinyo Maru left Manila for Japan.
On Sep. 7, 1944 the ship was hit by 2 Torpedoes from the American Submarine USS Paddle off the Mindanao Coast.
Presumed of the 750 POW onboard, 668 were killed by the Japanese guards and impact of the torpedoes and sinking of the ship.
Edward is born approx. on Sep. 7, 1920 in Illinois.
Parents and Siblings, No Record Available.
Edward enlisted the service in California with service number # 6578882.
Edward was KIA when the Shinyo Maru was Torpedoed, he tried to escape but was shot by the Japanese Guards and drowned on Sep. 7, 1944, he is honored with a Purple Heart, POW Medal, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Army Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.
Edward is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.
Walls of the missing.
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
Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/
Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com