Rank and Name, Boatswain Odis Herman Anderson.
Unit/Placed in, USAT Dorchester (Troopship), United States Navy.
The Dorchester is also remembered today for the story of the
Four Chaplains who went down with her.
Odis is born approx. on 26 Sep. 1917 in Smithfield, West Virginia.
Father, Elza E. Anderson.
Mother, Ora B. Anderson.
Sister(s), Reba D. and Orpha M. Anderson.
Brother(s), Herman O. James C. Alvin D. Douglas H. Fred R. Larry G. and Elza E. Anderson Jr.
Spouse, Lilian M. Anderson.
Odis enlisted the service in West Virginia with service number # 199306.
Odis was KIA when the ship was torpedoed by the U-boat U-233, on Feb. 3, 1943, he is honored with a Good Conduct Medal, Expeditionary Medal, American Campaign Medal, Navy & Marine Presidential Unit Citation, American Defense Service Medal, WW II Victory Medal.
Odis is buried/mentioned at East Coast Memorial, Manhattan, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA.
Tablets of the missing.
Odis also has a Memorial Grave at West Virginia National Cemetery
Grafton, Taylor County, West Virginia, USA.
Air Force Info, Rolland Swank.
ABMC Website, https://abmc.gov
Marines Info, https://missingmarines.com/ Geoffrey Roecker
Seabees History Bob Smith https://seabeehf.org/
Navy Info, http://navylog.navymemorial.org
POW Info, http://www.mansell.com Dwight Rider and Wes injerd.
Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/ Robert Capistrano
Navy Seal Memorial, http://www.navysealmemorials.com
Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org
Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org
Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com
Tank Destroyers, http://www.bensavelkoul.nl/
WordPress en/of Wooncommerce oplossingen, https://www.siteklusjes.nl/
Military Recovery, https://www.dpaa.mil/