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1Lt Frank A. Ansley

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1Lt Frank A. Ansley

Birth
New York, USA
Death
7 Sep 1944 (aged 26)
At Sea
Memorial Site*
Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines

* A structure erected in honor of someone whose remains lie elsewhere.

Plot
Tablets of the Missing
Memorial ID
56750918 View Source

USAAF WORLD WAR II
1st/Lt. Frank A. Ansley POW MIS/Lost
Hometown: New York
20th Pursuit Squadron, 24th Pursuit Group
Service #O-401351
Awards: Purple Heart

Mission Date: 7-Sep-44
Location: Philippines
Cause: Friendly fire, killed by Japanese guards or drowning.

Shinyo Maru was a Japanese cargo steamer during the Second World War. She was one of the hell ships, used to transport prisoners of war. Shinyo Maru was sunk 7 September 1944 near Liley, Sindangan, Province, Mindanao Philippines by the USS Paddle, SS 263. There were approximately 750 American prisoners of war aboard. Some Japanese guards shot prisoners as they struggled from the holds or were in the water; 688 died when the ship sank, leaving only 82 survivors.

http://www.submarinesailor.com/history
/pow/paddlesinksshinyomaru/

Allied Prisoners of War believed lost aboard Shinyo Maru
when torpedoed and sunk 7 September 1944 by the USS Paddle, SS 263, near Liley, Sindangan, Province, Mindanao Philippines.

Corp William W. Akloff
Corporal Merlin D. Algoe
Captain Joe H. Allen
Pfc. William M. Allred
Corp. Abel Anaya
Tec5 Robert D. Andalora
Gerald W. Anderson
Harold B. Anderson
Richard H. Anderson
Lewis G. Andrews
Frank A. Ansley
Lewis G Andrews
Ray E. Billick

USAAF WORLD WAR II
1st/Lt. Frank A. Ansley POW MIS/Lost
Hometown: New York
20th Pursuit Squadron, 24th Pursuit Group
Service #O-401351
Awards: Purple Heart

Mission Date: 7-Sep-44
Location: Philippines
Cause: Friendly fire, killed by Japanese guards or drowning.

Shinyo Maru was a Japanese cargo steamer during the Second World War. She was one of the hell ships, used to transport prisoners of war. Shinyo Maru was sunk 7 September 1944 near Liley, Sindangan, Province, Mindanao Philippines by the USS Paddle, SS 263. There were approximately 750 American prisoners of war aboard. Some Japanese guards shot prisoners as they struggled from the holds or were in the water; 688 died when the ship sank, leaving only 82 survivors.

http://www.submarinesailor.com/history
/pow/paddlesinksshinyomaru/

Allied Prisoners of War believed lost aboard Shinyo Maru
when torpedoed and sunk 7 September 1944 by the USS Paddle, SS 263, near Liley, Sindangan, Province, Mindanao Philippines.

Corp William W. Akloff
Corporal Merlin D. Algoe
Captain Joe H. Allen
Pfc. William M. Allred
Corp. Abel Anaya
Tec5 Robert D. Andalora
Gerald W. Anderson
Harold B. Anderson
Richard H. Anderson
Lewis G. Andrews
Frank A. Ansley
Lewis G Andrews
Ray E. Billick

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  • Maintained by: John Dowdy
  • Originally Created by: War Graves
  • Added: 8 Aug 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 56750918
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56750918/frank-a-ansley: accessed ), memorial page for 1Lt Frank A. Ansley (17 Nov 1917–7 Sep 1944), Find a Grave Memorial ID 56750918, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines; Maintained by John Dowdy (contributor 47791572) .