Rank and Name, Seaman Second Class George Andrew Anderson (Armed Guard).
Unit/Placed in, SS Sawokla Cargo-ship, United States Naval Reserve (Merchant Marine).
George is born approx. on Nov. 23, 1909 in Benton County, Minnesota.
Father, Martin J. Anderson.
Mother, Carrie M. (Nelson) Anderson.
Brother(s), Clarence M. Anderson.
George enlisted the service in Minnesota with service number # 6383086.
George was KIA when the SS Sawokla was torpedoed by the German Hifzkreuzer Michel on Nov. 29, 1942, 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.
George is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.
Walls of the missing.
Thanks to, https://www.wrecksite.eu/wreck.aspx?149355
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
Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/
Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com
On November 29th 1942, U.S. freighter Sawokla is sunk by torpedo and gunfire of German auxiliary cruiser Michel (Schiffe 28) at approximately 28°00’S, 54°00’E, about 400 miles southeast of Madagascar, while en route from Colombo, Ceylon, to Cape Town, South Africa. Read more at wrecksite: https://www.wrecksite.eu/wreck.aspx?149355