Anderson, Olaf F., S/Sgt

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Last Rank
Staff Sergeant
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
745-Rifleman
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1942-1942, 745, POW/MIA
Service Years
1930 - 1942

Staff Sergeant



Two Overseas Service Bars


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Home State
Massachusetts
Massachusetts
Year of Birth
1902
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Worcester
Last Address
Worchester, MA

Casualty Date
May 31, 1942
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Unknown, Not Reported
Location
Philippines
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Manila American Cemetery - Taguig City, Philippines
Wall/Plot Coordinates
L, 15, 131

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 Military Association Memberships
World War II Fallen
  1942, World War II Fallen [Verified]


 Ribbon Bar


 
 Unit Assignments
1st Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment2nd Battalion, 31st Infantry RegimentPOW/MIA
  1930-1942, 745, HHC, 1st Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment
  1941-1942, 745, 2nd Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment
  1942-1942, 745, POW/MIA
 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
Staff Sergeant Olaf Anderson was Killed in Action while being held as a Prisoner of War on May 31, 1942, by Japanese Forces at Camp O'Donnel, Luzon, Philippines.  He was assigned to the E Company, 2nd battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment.

He served with E Company, Yangtze Service Medal,  5 February to 2 July 1932 in Shanghai, China.
   

In Memoriam grave marker with mother and father in Old Swedish Cemetery, Worcester, Massachusetts.

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