Rank and Name, Fireman First Class Jack Beecher Anderson.
Unit/Placed in, USS Aaron Ward (DM-34) Destroyer, United States Naval Reserve.
Jack is born approx. on Jan. 18, 1926 in Kentucky.
Father, James W. Anderson.
Mother, Mary W. (Hedrick) Anderson.
Sister(s), Mary W. and Marjorie A. Anderson.
Brother(s), Curtis, James H. Charles O. and Fred G. Anderson.
Jack enlisted the service in Illinois with service number # 9445232.
Jack was KIA when the USS Aaron Ward was severe damaged from multiple Kamikaze Attacks on May 3, 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.
Jack is buried/mentioned at Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu County, Hawaii U.S.A.
Courts of the missing.
He also has a Memorial Grave at Maple Hill Cemetery, Fairfield, Wayne County, Illinois, USA.
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