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Maass, Arnold R.

Name and Rank, Pharmacist’s Mate Adolph R. Maass.

Unit/Placed in, USS Bittern (AM-36) Mine Sweeper, United States Navy.


Adolph was born approx. on Oct. 11, 1903 in Caldwell, Texas.


Father, August Maass.

Mother, Louisa Maass.

Stepmother, Emilia Maass.

Parents born in Germany.

Sisters, Mattie, Freda and Louisa Maass.

Brothers, August, Otto, Walter, Emil and Willie Maass.


Adolph entered  the service from Texas with service number # 129564.


Adolph R. Maass was a Pharmacist Mate in the United States Navy.


Adolph died as POW on the Japanese Hellship Arisan Maru, on Oct. 24, 1944, and he is honored with the Purple Heart, POW Medal, Combat Action Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Expeditionary Medal, American Campaign Medal, Navy & Marine Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal..


Adolph is buried at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.

Walls of the missing.


Thanks to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arisan_Maru

Jean Louis Vijgen, WW2-Pacific Website.

Air Force Info, Rolland Swank.

ABMC Website, https://abmc.gov

Marines Info, https://missingmarines.com/    Geoffrey Roecker

Seabees History Bob Smith  https://seabeehf.org/

Navy Info, http://navylog.navymemorial.org

POW Info, http://www.mansell.com    Dwight Rider and Wes injerd.

Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/ Robert Capistrano

National Historian

Navy Seal Memorial,  http://www.navysealmemorials.com

Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org

Info, https://www.pacificwrecks.com/

Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org


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

POW Camp Old Biliblid
POW Transport Ship Arisan Maru
His rank Pharmacist Mate
P.O.W. Medal
His Unit/Ship USS Bitternsm