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Anderson, Ferdinand Eastland

Rank and Name, Lieutenant Ferdinand Eastland Anderson.

Unit/Placed in, USS Ommaney Bay (CVE-79) Carrier , United States Naval Reserve.


Ferdinand is born approx. on May 6, 1916 in Minnesota.

Parents and Siblings, No Record Available.

Spouse, Irene M. Anderson.


Ferdinand enlisted the service in Minnesota with service number # 0-260763.


Ferdinand was KIA when the USS Ommaney Bay was Struck by kamikaze aircraft, and scuttled on Jan. 4, 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.


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

Walls of the missing.

His remains are discovered and he is also buried/mentioned at Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA.


Thanks to, http://www.navsource.org/archives/03/079.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


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

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

USS Ommaney Bay (CVE-79)
His rank Lieutenant