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Anderson, Arthur

Rank and Name, Fireman First Class Arthur Anderson.

Unit/Placed in, USS Reid (DD-369) Destroyer, United States Navy.


Arthur is born approx. on 1924 in California.

Father, Vincent Krogh.

Mother, Annie Krogh.


Arthur enlisted the service in California with service number # 3764609.


Arthur was KIA when the USS Reid was attack by various Kamikaze planes and sunk at Suriago Straits on December 11, 1944, he is honored with a Navy Cross, Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Expeditionary Medal, American Campaign Medal, Distinguished Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.


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

Walls of the missing.


Thanks to, http://ussreid369.org/ShipmateIndex/Shipmates_A.htm



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


The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Navy Cross (Posthumously) to Arthur Anderson (3764609), Fireman First Class, U.S. Navy, for extraordinary heroism and devotion to duty in action against the enemy while serving on board the Destroyer U.S.S. REID (DD-369), in remaining at his battle station beyond the point of escape, while the U.S.S. REID was afire and sinking, the result of an enemy air attack on 11 December 1944. Although his ship was mortally hit, listing sixty degrees, and in imminent danger of sinking, Fireman First Class Anderson remained at his machine gun, alone an up to his waist in water, maintaining an effective fire against the enemy. By such heroic action, he forfeited his opportunity to escape and was carried down with the ship when she sank two minutes after being hit. The gallant courage and utter disregard for personal safety displayed by Fireman First Class Anderson is in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

USS Reid (DD-369) Destroyer
Kamikaze hit
USS Reid Sinking
Location Wreck
Navy Cross
His rank Fireman First Class