|Death: ||Sep. 7, 1944, At Sea|
Andrew served as a Private, 33rd Quartermaster Truck Regiment, U.S. Army during World War II.
He resided in Riverside County, California prior to the war.
He enlisted in the Army on May 1, 1941, prior to the war, at March Field, Riverside, California. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being Single, without dependents.
He became a prisoner of the Japanese Army while fighting in the Philippines during the war in 1942.
Haig was declared "Missing In Action" while a POW of the Japanese Army in the sinking of the "Shinyo Maru".
He was awarded the Prisoner Of War Medal and the Purple Heart.
The Japanese ship "Shinyo Maru" was loaded with 750 U.S. POW's in the cargo holds. The U.S.S. Paddle (SS-263), not knowing that American POW's were on board, fired torpedoes at the ship off the coast of Mindanao and sank it. Some Japanese guards shot prisoners as they struggled from the holds after the attack or were in the water.
688 POW's died when the ship sank, leaving only 82 survivors. 47 of 52 Japanese guards also died.
His remains were not recovered.
Service # 19039117
( Bio by: Russell S. "Russ" Pickett )
Soldiers & Sailors who died on the "Shinyo Maru":
( Last name staring with: A through D )
( Last name staring with: E through L )
( Last name staring with: M through R )
( Last name staring with: S through Z )
Survivor of the "Shinyo Maru"
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Manila American Cemetery and Memorial
National Capital Region, Philippines
Plot: Tablets Of The Missing
Created by: CWGC/ABMC
Record added: Aug 08, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 56756134