Walter Pat Andersen
|HOME OF RECORD
3324 North Minnesota Avenue, Portland, OR
|NEXT OF KIN
Mother, Mrs. Erma Bates
|DATE OF BIRTH
June 17, 1921
August 1, 1939
|DATE OF LOSS
October 1, 1942
|CAMPAIGN / AREA
Cabanatuan POW Camp
Died while POW
|CIRCUMSTANCES OF LOSS
PFC Walter P. Andersen, a member of M/3/4th Marines, participated in the defense of the Philippine Islands and was captured in the fall of Corregidor on 6 May 1942. He was interned at Cabanatuan POW Camp.
In September 1942, Andersen contracted diphtheria and reported to Hospital Building #1. He succumbed to the disease at 0200 hours on 1 October 1942, and was reportedly buried in Grave #502 of the camp’s cemetery. However, his remains were not identified at the end of the war.
Purple Heart, Prisoner of War Medal
|LAST KNOWN RANK
Private First Class
|STATUS OF REMAINS
Buried Grave 502, Cabanatuan cemetery.
Possibly an unknown in Manila American Cemetery.
Manila American Cemetery
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Buried in Plot 5, Grave 502, Cabanatuan Cemetery
|Name||Rank||Unit||Date of Death||Cause of Death||Identified|
|Sapp, James A.||Pvt.||194th Tanks||September 30, 1942, 8:50 PM||Diphtheria / Cardiac Failure||No|
|Watson, Don||Sgt.||515th Coast Artillery||September 30, 1942, 11:00 PM||Beri Beri / Avitaminosis||Yes|
|Bryant, Francis E.||Pvt.||31st Infantry||September 30, 1942, 4:30 PM||Dysentery||No|
|Andersen, Walter P.||PFC||4th Marines||October 1, 1942, 2:00 AM||Diphtheria / brain abscess||No|
|Fuller, Harold A.||MSgt.||Luzon Force HQ||October 1, 1942, 4:00 AM||Avitaminosis / Scurvy||Yes|
|Golinski, Leo J.||Sgt.||31st Infantry||October 1, 1942, 9:25 AM||Malaria / Beri Beri||Yes|
|Arnone, Arthur||Pvt.||454th Ordnance||October 1, 1942, 8:00 AM||Dysentery||Yes|
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