Rank and Name, Seaman Second Class Jack Leonard Anders.
Unit/Placed in, USS Emmons (DMS-22) Destroyer, United States Naval Reserve.
Jack is born approx. on Aug. 15, 1926 in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Father, George I. Anders.
Mother, Gladys B. (Richardson) Anders.
Sister(s), Madeline M. and Eva I. Anders.
Brother(s), Cleo R. and Charles F. Anders.
Jack enlisted the service in Michigan with service number # 3141942.
Jack was KIA when the USS Emmons was Sunk (Kouri Jima) by the USS Ellyson on 7 April 1945 after suffering several hits from Kamikaze aircraft on the afternoon of 6 April 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.
Jack is buried/mentioned at Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu County, Hawaii U.S.A.
Courts of the missing.
He also has a Memorial Grave at Ashland Center Cemetery
Grant, Newaygo County, Michigan, USA.
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
Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org
Philppine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/
Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com