Walter P. Andersen

NAME
Walter Pat Andersen
NICKNAME
Wallie
SERVICE NUMBER
273370
HOME OF RECORD
3324 North Minnesota Avenue, Portland, OR
NEXT OF KIN
Mother, Mrs. Erma Bates
DATE OF BIRTH
June 17, 1921
ENTERED SERVICE
August 1, 1939
DATE OF LOSS
October 1, 1942
REGION
Philippines
CAMPAIGN / AREA
Camp Cabanatuan
CASUALTY TYPE
Died as POW
UNIT
M/3/4th Marines
DUTY
CIRCUMSTANCES OF LOSS
PFC Andersen was captured in the fall of Corregidor on 6 May 1942, and 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.

INDIVIDUAL DECORATIONS
Purple Heart, Prisoner of War Medal
LAST KNOWN RANK
Private First Class
STATUS OF REMAINS
Grave 502, Cabanatuan cemetery.
Possibly an unknown in Manila American Cemetery.
MEMORIALS
Manila American Cemetery

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