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SGT Milan Elroy Anderson

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SGT Milan Elroy Anderson

Birth
Hardin, Big Horn County, Montana, USA
Death 7 Nov 1942 (aged 23)
Philippines
Burial Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines
Plot Plot D Row 4 Grave 266
Memorial ID 56778420 View Source
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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.


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  • Maintained by: Lance Ramsey-Roberts
  • Originally Created by: War Graves
  • Added: 8 Aug 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 56778420
  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/56778420/milan-elroy-anderson : accessed ), memorial page for SGT Milan Elroy Anderson (19 Jun 1919–7 Nov 1942), Find a Grave Memorial ID 56778420, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines ; Maintained by Lance Ramsey-Roberts (contributor 50694968) .