Anderson, Odis Herman

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.

Thanks to, http://www.americanveteranscenter.org/avc-media/radio/documentaries/no-greater-love-the-four-chaplains-and-the-sinking-of-the-dorchester/

Jean Louis Vijgen, ww2-Pacific.com and ww2-europe.com.

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

National Historian

Navy Seal Memorial,  http://www.navysealmemorials.com

Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org

Info, https://www.pacificwrecks.com/

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/

Anderson, Keith Gordon

Rank and Name, Aviation Radioman Third Class Keith Gordon Anderson.

Unit/Placed in, Patrol Squadron 205 (VP-205), United States Navy.

 

Keith is born on 11 July 1919.

Mother, Clara A. Buran.

 

Keith enlisted the service in Minnesota with service number # 3290128.

 

Keith ‘s Crew-members and their position on-board the plane a PBM-3  were,

LtJg.            CliffordJ. Cox                    Pilot

LtJg.            OrvilleJ. Lacraft                Co-Pilot

LtJg.            Ernest G. wood

LtJg.            Willard H. Schwant

Amm2.         William J. Dier Jr.

Amm3.         Robert L. Courtney

Arm3.          Ralph A. Guthrie

Arm3.          Keith G. Anderson

Aom2.          Clifford R. Cambell

S2.               William L. Beckman

Aom3.          John B. Martin

S2.               Samuel C. Boggs

Keith was KIA when on the Mission they shot a Submarine who shot back and hit the plane what crashed on 3 Aug. 1943, he is honored with a Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, American Defense Service Medal, Navy & Marine Presidential Unit Citation, WW II Victory Medal.

 

Keith is buried/mentioned at East Coast Memorial, Manhattan, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA.

Walls of the missing.

Keith also has a Memorial Grave at Riverside Cemetery, Campbell, Wilkin County, Minnesota, USA.

 

Thanks to,

Jean Louis Vijgen, ww2-Pacific.com and ww2-europe.com.

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

National Historian

Navy Seal Memorial,  http://www.navysealmemorials.com

Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org

Info, https://www.pacificwrecks.com/

Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org

Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com

Tank Destroyers, http://www.bensavelkoul.nl/

Zyla, Michael Nicholas

Rank and Name, Seaman First Class Michael Nicholas Zyla.

Unit/Placed in, USS Plymouth (PG-57) Gunboat, United States Navy.

Michael is born approx. on 1919 in Pennsylvania.

Spouse, Carolyn Zyla.

Michael enlisted the service in Pennsylvania with service number # 6030987.

Michael was KIA when the USS Plymouth had been sunk by a torpedo fired from an enemy submarine U-566 on 5 Aug. 1943, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, Good Combat Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, American Defense Medal, WW II Victory Medal.

 Michael is buried/mentioned at East Coast Memorial, Manhattan, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA.

Walls of the missing.

Thanks to, http://www.navsource.org/archives/12/09057.htm

Crew-list USS Plymouth: https://uboat.net/allies/merchants/crews/ship3035.html

Jean Louis Vijgen, ww2-Pacific.com ww2-europe.com

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

National Historian

Navy Seal Memorial,  http://www.navysealmemorials.com

Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org

Info, https://www.pacificwrecks.com/

Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org

Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com

Tank Destroyers, http://www.bensavelkoul.nl/