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Anderson, Anton Elliot

Rank and Name, Lieutenant Junior Grade Anton Elliot Anderson.

Unit/Placed in, Bombing Squadron 104 (VB-104), United States Naval Reserve.

 

Anton is born approx. on April 4, 1919 in Minnesota.

Father, Endre B. Anderson.

Mother, E. R. Anderson.

Brother(s), Einar B. Anderson.

 

Anton enlisted the service in Minnesota with service number # 0-114932.

 

Anton ‘s Crew-members and their position on-board the plane a PB4Y-1 were,

LtJg.            Anton E. Anderson            Commander

Lt.               Martin O. Andrews Jr.       First Pilot

Lt.               James C. Parker                Co Pilot

Amm1c.        Don E. Pate                      Plane Captain

Amm2c.        Harry W. Pierson              Engineer

Aom3c.         Edward B. Healy               Waist Gunner

Ar1c.           David Solari                     Radio Operator

Aom1c.         Melbert M. Wienschenk       Bow Gunner

Amm1c.        Robert F. Flack                 Ball Turret Gunner

Amm1c.        John M. Nicolas                 Tail Gunner

 

Anton was KIA on a search mission they spotted a enemy vessel, but they returned fire and severe damaged them on March 9, 1944, 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.

 

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

Walls of the missing.

 

Thanks to, https://www.pacificwrecks.com/aircraft/pb4y-1/32069.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

Website,

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

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

Bombing Squadron 104 (VB-104
PB4Y-1 Privateer
Munda Airfield, Solomons Islands
Crew
Anton Elliot Anderson
His rank Lieutenant Junior Grade