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Anderson, glen Irvin

Rank and Name, Captain Glen Irvin Anderson.

Unit/Placed in, Marine Scout Bombing Squadron 143 (VMSB-143), United States Marine Corps.


The squadron was formed as Marine Scout Bombing Squadron 143 (VMSB-143) on March 1, 1943 at Naval Air Station San Diego, California. Equipped with Vought SB2U Vindicators, after training the unit departed the United States on October 15, 1942 on the SS Lurline. Upon arriving at Henderson Field, Guadalcanal on November 12, 1942 the squadron was transitioned to the Douglas SBD Dauntless. The squadron was also augmented with nine Grumman TBF Avengers shortly after arrival at Henderson Field.


Glen is born approx. on no record.

Parents and Siblings, No Record Available.


Glen enlisted the service in Nebraska with service number # 0-012828.


Glen died on a Ferrying mission on March 14, 1943, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Marine Corps Expeditionary Medal, American Campaign Medal, Distinguished Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.


Glen is buried/mentioned at Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu County, Hawaii U.S.A.

Courts of the missing.


Thanks to, https://www.pacificwrecks.com/units/usmc/VMSB-143.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


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

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

Marine Scout Bombing Squadron 143 (VMSB-143)
Grumman TBF-1 Avanger
Henderson Field, Guadalcanal
Glen Irvin Anderson
His rank Captain