Rank and Name, Corporal Anthony Andrew Augustyn.
Unit/Placed in, 1st Battalion (D-Comp) 4th Marines, United States Marine Corps.
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.!!!! became a POW and was imprisoned at Pow Camp no record, he survived the Bataan Death March, but died shortly after it.
The Arisan Maru was a Hell Ships (former Cargo, used for Transport POW’s to other Camps) sunk on Nov. 24, 1944.
The Arisan Maru, sailed from Manila on October 11, 1944 for Japan. This ship was sunk by the American submarine, USS Shark with three torpedoes, on November 24, 1944. There were 1800 POWs aboard – nine men survived this sinking. Two days later, five of the survivors were rescued by a Chinese fishing junk. The Chinese helped them reach American Air Corps forces. Other survivors were recaptured by a Japanese destroyer and taken to Formosa.
This Hell Ship sank in the South China Sea making it the worst naval disaster in the history of the United States.
Anthony is born approx. on 16 April 1918 in Plains Township, Pennsylvania.
Both parents were born in Poland.
Head, Walter Augustyn (Brother).
Sister(s), Mary and Josephine Augustyn.
Brother(s), George and Joseph Augustyn.
Anthony enlisted the service in Pennsylvania with service number # 258230.
Anthony was KIA when the Arisan Maru was Torpedoed, he tried to escape but the Japanese guards shot him on Oct 24, 1944, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal, Marine Corps Expeditionary Medal, American Campaign Medal, Navy & Marine Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.
Anthony 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
Seabees History Bob Smith https://seabeehf.org/
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