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Anderson, Loran Waldo

Rank and Name, Storekeeper Second Class Loran Waldo Anderson.

Unit/Placed in, USS APc-15 (Coastal Transport), United States Naval Reserve.


Loran is born approx. on 1909 in Iowa.

Father, John A. Anderson.

Mother, Nellie E. Anderson.

Sister(s), Evelyn, Dorothy and Helga Anderson.

Brother(s), Jean Anderson.


Loran enlisted the service in Iowa with service number # 5630845.


Loran was KIA during the Battle of Arawe when the USS APc-15 was attacked by a Airplane on Dec 23, 1943, 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.


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

Walls of the missing.


Thanks to, http://www.navsource.org/archives/09/23/23015.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 APc-15 (Small Coastal Transport)
His rank Storekeeper Second Class