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Anderson, Jack Beecher

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.


Thanks to, http://www.maritimequest.com/warship_directory/us_navy_pages/mine_warfare/pages/uss_aaron_ward_dm34_roll_of_honor.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 Aaron Ward (DM-34) Destroyer
Damage amidships of USS Aaron Ward (DM-34) received during Kamikaze attacks off Okinawa on 3 May 1945. View looks down and aft from Aaron Ward's foremast, with her greatly distorted forward smokestack in the lower center. Photographed while the ship was in the Kerama Retto on 5 May 1945. A mine is visible at left,on the ship's starboard mine rails. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
Jack Beecher Anderson
His rank Fireman First Class