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Anderson, Howard Herbert

Rank and Name, Aviation Machinist’s Mate First Class Howard Herbert Anderson.

Unit/Placed in, Composite Squadron 79 (VC-79), United States Naval Reserve.


Another Pilot Ensign J.J. Repczynski landed on the USS Sargent Bay, but his hook missed the wires and it crashed on the flightdeck, so the plane was dropped from the USS Sargent Bay in the sea, he was helping and the tail hit his head so he fell overboard and drowned.

Howard is born approx. on Jan. 11, 1922 in Minnesota.

Father, Herbert L. Anderson.

Mother, Augusta E. C. (Törnblad) Anderson.


Howard enlisted the service in Minnesota with service number # 4109522.


Howard died in an accident on Oct. 20, 1944, he is honored with a Combat Action Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Expeditionary Medal, American Campaign Medal, Distinguished Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.


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

Walls of the missing.


Thanks to,

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

His unit Composite Squadron 79 (VC-79)
His base USS Sargent Bay (CVE-83) Carrier
His rank Aviation Machinist's Mate First Class