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Anderegg, Richard, LaRue

Rank and Name, Chief Motor Machinist’s Mate Richard Larue Anderegg.

Unit/Placed in, Tank Landing Ship 577 (LST-577), United States Navy.


Richard is born approx. on Aug. 15, 1921 in Galeton, Pennsylvania.

Father, Ferdinand Anderegg.

Mother, Ethel P. Anderegg.

Sister(s), Jean H. Anderegg.

Brother(s), Albert F. Anderegg.

Spouse, June J. Anderegg.

Daughter, Carole L. Anderegg


Richard enlisted the service in Pennsylvania with service number # 2437193.


Richard was KIA When the LST-577 was hit by a Torpedo from the Japanese Submarine RO-50 off Mindanao, Philippines on Feb. 11, 1945, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Expeditionary Medal, American Campaign Medal, Distinguished Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.


Richard is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.

Walls of the missing.

He also has a Memorial Grave at Raymond Cemetery, Raymond, Potter County, Pennsylvania, USA.


Thanks to, https://www.pacificwrecks.com/ships/usn/LST-577.html


Jean Louis Vijgen, WW2-Pacific Website.

Air Force Info, Rolland Swank.

ABMC Website, https://abmc.gov

Navy Info, http://navylog.navymemorial.org

POW Info, http://www.mansell.com    Dwight Rider and Wes injerd.

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

Marines Info, https://missingmarines.com/    Geoffrey Roecker

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

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


Philppine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/

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

Tank Landing Ship (327)
Japanese Submarine RO-50
Richard LaRue Anderegg
His rank Chief Motor Machinist's Mate