|Birth: ||Jun., 1919|
|Death: ||Nov. 7, 1942, Philippines|
Milan Anderson was a Minnesota National Guardsman called to federal service in February 1941. He was stationed in the Philippine Islands when Japan attacked Pearl Harbor. After living through the Japanese attack on Clark Airfield, he fought to slow Japan's conquest of the Philippine Islands.
On April 9, 1942, he became a Prisoner of War when Bataan was surrendered to the Japanese. He took part in the Death March from Bataan and was held as a POW at Camp O'Donnell and Cabanatuan.
In late 1942, he was boarded on a Japanese transport for Korea. During the voyage, he became ill and died. His body were taken ashore and cremated. His ashes were sent to Mukden, Manchuria, and held there until the end of the war.
Note: Entered the service from Minnesota.
Manila American Cemetery and Memorial
National Capital Region, Philippines
Maintained by: JimO
Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
Record added: Aug 08, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 56778420
Kay and Duane Douglass
Added: Jul. 12, 2014
Added: Sep. 2, 2011
Sgt. Anderson died enroute from Taiwan to the Hoten POW Camp in Mukden, Manchuria (present-day Shenyang, China), while aboard the Tottori Maru, of dropsy. May he rest in peace.|
Added: Jul. 5, 2010
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