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PFC Gerald Willis Anderson

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PFC Gerald Willis Anderson

Birth
Big Falls, Koochiching County, Minnesota, USA
Death
7 Sep 1944 (aged 28)
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 - Army
Memorial ID
56754213 View Source

USAAF WORLD WAR II
Pfc. Gerald W. Anderson POW MIS/Lost
Hometown: California
89th Quartermaster Battalion Avn.
Service #39157017
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
Frank A. Ansley
Ray E. Billick

USAAF WORLD WAR II
Pfc. Gerald W. Anderson POW MIS/Lost
Hometown: California
89th Quartermaster Battalion Avn.
Service #39157017
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
Frank A. Ansley
Ray E. Billick

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Entered the service from California.


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  • Maintained by: John Dowdy
  • Originally Created by: War Graves
  • Added: 8 Aug 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 56754213
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56754213/gerald-willis-anderson: accessed ), memorial page for PFC Gerald Willis Anderson (22 Feb 1916–7 Sep 1944), Find a Grave Memorial ID 56754213, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines; Maintained by John Dowdy (contributor 47791572) .