Sgt Milan E Anderson

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Sgt Milan E Anderson

  • Birth Jun 1919 Montana, USA
  • Death 7 Nov 1942 Philippines
  • Burial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines
  • Plot Plot D Row 4 Grave 266
  • Memorial ID 56778420

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.

Gravesite Details Entered the service from Minnesota.

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  • Maintained by: JimO
  • Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 8 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56778420
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sgt Milan E Anderson (Jun 1919–7 Nov 1942), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56778420, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines ; Maintained by JimO (contributor 46874118) .