Anderson, Harold M., Cpl

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Last Rank
Corporal
Last Service Branch
Air Defense Artillery
Last Primary MOS
844-Gun Crewman, Light Artillery
Last MOS Group
Field Artillery (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1941-1942, 200th Coast Artillery (AA)
Service Years
1940 - 1942

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Home State
Iowa
Iowa
Year of Birth
1919
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Lincoln
Last Address
Iowa

Casualty Date
Jun 07, 1942
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Intentional Homicide
Location
Philippines
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Manila American Cemetery - Taguig City, Philippines
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Plot H Row 11 Grave 142

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World War II FallenBattling Bastards of Bataan
  1942, World War II Fallen [Verified]
  1942, Battling Bastards of Bataan

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 Unit Assignments
Philippine Division200th Coast Artillery (AA)
  1941-1942, Philippine Division
  1941-1942, 200th Coast Artillery (AA)
 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
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Cpl. Anderson was a member of the 200th Coast Artliery Regiment (AA) that had been established in 1940 from the former New Mexico National Guard 111th Cavalry. This unit joined national service at Fort Bliss on 6 January 1941. The unit arrived at Fort Stotsenburg, P.I on 26 September 1941.

Shortly after the Japanese attack on Clark AB, part of the unit became the 515th Coast Artillery based in Manilla. On 7 April 1942 , the two regiments were combined into a brigade, designated as the Philippine Provisional Coast Artillery Brigade (AA).

They werer forced to surrender to the Japanese on 9 April 1942.

Corporal Harold Anderson died as a POW of the Japanese on 7 June 1942, 1942 at Camp O'Donnel, Luzon, Philippines. 
   
Comments/Citation
STATE OF NEW MEXICO OFFICE OF THE ADJUTANT GENERAL SANTA FE

GENERAL ORDERS  (NO. 6)  December 6, 1946

By authority of Chapter 115, Laws of 1945, an Act entitled “An Act to Provide Recognition to Certain Members of the 200th Coast Artillery”, it is hereby ordered that a Ceremony be held in the City of Santa Fe, New Mexico, on Saturday, December 7, 1946, for the purpose of presenting the New Mexico Bataan Medal to personnel assigned to the 200th Coast Artillery (AA) and on duty in the Philippine Islands on December 7, 1941, or to the next of kin of those individuals of that Regiment who now are deceased. This medal is physical evidence of the love and esteem of the citizens of this State for the valiant men who, as members of the New Mexico National Guard, brought great honor to their State by their bravery, loyalty and devotion to duty.

BY COMMAND OF THE GOVERNOR: /Signature/ CHARLES G. SAGE Brigadier General, AUS The Adjutant General


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