• Andrews, Austin L.
  • Links to Oral History Sessions: Andrews, Austin L. (April 15, 2007)
  • Conflict(s): World War II
  • Military Branch & Unit: Navy
  • Theater(s): Pacific
  • Navy Ship: USS Dale (DD-353); USS Wake (PR-3); USS Oahu (PR-6)


Mr. Andrews served in the US Navy in China and the Philippines on several ships and shore installations. He was taken prisoner when US forces in Bataan and Corregidor surrendered and endured three-and-a-half years of brutal captivity as a POW, including time at the Cabanatuan Prison camp, the Nagata Maru hell ship, and the Umeda Bunso Camp (Osaka, Japan).

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Mr. Andrews has contributed an addendum to his interview.
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Mr. Andrews produced a memoir, co-authored with his son, Austin Andrews, Jr., Andy Andrews POW-152: How I Survived 3 1/2 Years As a Japanese Prisoner of War (Xlibris, 2008)