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Anderson, James Olin

Rank and Name, Machinist’s Mate Second Class James Olin Anderson.

Unit/Placed in, USS Liscome Bay (CVE-56) Carrier, United States Naval Reserve.


James is born approx. on May 5, 1924 in Blue Ridge, Georgia.

Father, Wesley O. Anderson.

Mother, Erma Z. (Payne) Anderson.

Sister(s), Jeanette E. Anderson.


James enlisted the service in Tennessee with service number # 6415895.


James was KIA when the USS Liscome Bay was Sunk by the Japanese Sub I-175 on Nov. 25, 1944, 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.


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

Courts of the missing.

He also has a Memorial Grave at John Floyd Anderson Cemetery,

Blue Ridge, Fannin County, Georgia, USA.


Thanks to, https://www.pacificwrecks.com/ships/usn/CVE-56.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

USS Liscome Bay (CVE-56) Carrier
USS Liscome Bay Hit
USS Liscome Bay Hit
Japanese Submarine I-175
His rank Motor Machinist's Mate Second Class