Rank and Name, Private Clarence G. Anderson.
Unit/Placed in, 855th Engineer Battalion, Aviation.
SS Cape San Juan
The 855th (The unit “All Negro” was an aviation engineering and construction battalion) they were together with other Troops shipped in the SS San Juan towards the Pacific, but approximately 300 miles southeast of Fiji they were attacked by the Japanese Submarine I-26.
Clarence is born approx. on 1909 in Louisiana.
Father, George Lightfoot.
Mother, Florence Lightfoot.
Sister(s), Dolores Anderson.
Clarence enlisted the service in Louisiana with service number # 38311943.
Clarence was KIA when the SS Cape San Juan was torpedoed by the Japanese Submarine I-26 on Nov. 11, 1943, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Distinguished Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.
Clarence is buried/mentioned at Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu County, Hawaii U.S.A.
Courts of the missing.
Thanks to, http://www.ssarkansan.com/home/american-hawaiian-in-wwii/cape-san-juan
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