Anderson, George L, Cpl

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Last Rank
Corporal
Last Service Branch
Medical Corps
Last Primary MOS
657-Medical Aidman
Last MOS Group
Medical Department (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1941-1944, Philippine Division
Service Years
1941 - 1944

Corporal


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Home State
Illinois
Illinois
Year of Birth
1918
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Chicago
Last Address
Illinois

Casualty Date
Oct 08, 1944
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Unknown, Not Reported
Location
Philippines
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Manila American Cemetery - Taguig City, Philippines
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 Unit Assignments
Philippine Division
  1941-1944, Philippine Division
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1942 WWII - Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Philippine Islands Campaign (1941-42)
  1942-1942 Philippine Islands Campaign (1941-42)/Bataan Death March
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Last Known Activity

Corporal George Anderson enlistedwith the Army Medical Department from Chicago on 24 Septamber 1941.  He had had a year of college prior to his enlistment.

erved with the Medical Department.

He was held as a POW of the Japanese. at Camp 4, Camp O'Donnel, Luzon, Philippines. He died as a POW in October 1944.

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Hokusen Maru on October 1944 from Las Pinas Camp.

The Hokusen Maru was known by most POWs as the Benjo Maru or the Haro Maru.  On 1 Ocotober 1944 approximately 1,100 American POWS boarded the Hokusen Maru at PIer 7 at the Manila dock area.  They suffered in the cargo holds until 3 October 1944 before the ship joined a convoy and departed Manila.  

The convoy was attacked by submarines on two different occasions and the Hokusen Maru was one of only four ships left in the convoy to arrive at Hong Kong on 11 October 1944.  The ship remained in the harbor where it was subjected to numerous air attacks by the Allied governments.  On 21 October. the ship departed for Formosa and arrived at Takao, Formosa on 21 October 1944.  These POWS then boarded the Melbourne Maru and arrived at Port Moji, Kyushu, Japan on 23 January 1945.

   
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