MSGT Andrew Gorman

MSGT Andrew Gorman

Birth
New York, USA
Death 15 Dec 1944 (aged 43–44)
Memorial Site* Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines

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Andrew served as a Master Sergeant with the 803rd Engineer Battalion, U.S. Army during World War II.

Andrew resided in New Castle County, Delaware prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army on February 17, 1940 in New Castle, Delaware prior to the war.

He became a Prisoner of War on April 9, 1942 during the capture by the Japanese of Battan, Philippines.

He was held at Japanese POW Camp 1 Cabanatuan, 1-2-3 Nueva Province, Luzon, Philippines 15-121

Andrew "Died While A POW" of the Japanese Army in the sinking of the Oryoku Maru, along with more than 300 other POW's. The ship was sunk by U.S. Navy planes from the U.S.S. Hornet in Takao Harbor during the war. The U.S. Navy was unaware that POW's were on the ship.

He was awarded the Prisoner Of War Medal and the Purple Heart.

Service # 01735483

Sadly, the survivors of this attack were all eventually put on the Japanese ship Enoura Maru which was also attacked by U.S. Navy planes from the U.S.S Hornet on January 9, 1944 and more than 270 American POW's were killed.

Bio by: Russ Pickett


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  • Originally Created by: War Graves
  • Added: 8 Aug 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 56775779
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for MSGT Andrew Gorman (1900–15 Dec 1944), Find a Grave Memorial no. 56775779, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines ; Maintained by War Graves (contributor 6) .