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Anderson, John Riggins

Rank and Name, Yeoman First Class John Riggins Anderson.

Unit/Placed in, USS Underhill (DE-682) Destroyer, United States Naval Reserve.


A yeoman /ˈjoʊmən/ was a member of a social class in England and the United States. It is also a military term.


John is born approx. on Sep. 28, 1916 in Braddock, Pennsylvania.

Father, John S. Anderson.

Mother, Margaret M. Anderson.

Spouse, Marie (McGuire) Anderson.


John enlisted the service in Pennsylvania with service number # 6523008.


John was KIA when the USS Underhill was Sunk by a Japanese Kaiten (manned torpedo) on July 24, 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.


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

Walls of the missing.


Thanks to, wikipedia

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 Underhill (DE-682) Destroyer
His rank Yeoman First Class