43 Infantry Division, 172th Infantry Regiment (United States Army)
10/02/1945 (Killed in Action)
Private John Percy Anderson was born in 1919. He was the son of David Anderson, Stewartstown, Co. Tyrone. After his motherís death, John emigrated to the United States alone when he was 11 years old and settled with his aunt. He enlisting in the US Army on 22nd May 1943 in Newark, New Jersey. John Percy Anderson was part of the US invasion fleet whose objective was the taking of Lingayen Gulf on the island of Luzon, Philippines. During the taking of the island John Percy Anderson was killed in action.
The Manila American Cemetery and Memorial in the Philippines occupies 152 acres on a prominent plateau, visible at a distance from the east, south and west. It contains the largest number of graves of our military dead of World War II, a total of 17,202, most of whom lost their lives in operations in New Guinea and the Philippines. The headstones are aligned in 11 plots forming a generally circular pattern, set among masses of a wide variety of tropical trees and shrubbery.