Andersen, Ansgar Raymond, Cpl

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Last Rank
Corporal
Primary Unit
1942-1942, POW Japan
Service Years
1940 - 1942
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Corporal

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Home State
Iowa
Iowa
Year of Birth
1918
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Itasca County, Minnesota
Last Address
Cabanatuan Prison Camp, Philippines

Casualty Date
Aug 11, 1942
 
Cause
Hostile, Died while Captured
Reason
Unknown, Not Reported
Location
Philippines
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Manila American Cemetery - Taguig City, Philippines
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Plot A Row 6 Grave 199

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World War II/Asian-Pacific Theater
From Month/Year
December / 1941
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September / 1945

Description
The plan of the Pacific subseries was determined by the geography, strategy, and the military organization of a theater largely oceanic. Two independent, coordinate commands, one in the Southwest Pacific under General of the Army Douglas MacArthur and the other in the Central, South, and North Pacific (Pacific Ocean Areas) under Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, were created early in the war. Except in the South and Southwest Pacific, each conducted its own operations with its own ground, air, and naval forces in widely separated areas. These operations required at first only a relatively small number of troops whose efforts often yielded strategic gains which cannot be measured by the size of the forces involved. Indeed, the nature of the objectivesùsmall islands, coral atolls, and jungle-bound harbors and airstrips, made the employment of large ground forces impossible and highlighted the importance of air and naval operations. Thus, until 1945, the war in the Pacific progressed by a double series of amphibious operations each of which fitted into a strategic pattern developed in Washington.

21 Named Campaigns were recognized in the Asiatic Pacific Theater with Battle Streamers and Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medals.  
   
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December / 1941
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December / 1942
 
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Mar 16, 2020
   
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