Rank and Name, Aviation Chief Machinist’s Mate Merril James Anderson.
Unit/Placed in, USS Hancock (CV-19) Carrier, United States Naval Reserve.
Merril is born approx. on 1910 in Michigan.
Spouse, Mary L. (Moore) Anderson.
Merril enlisted the service in Washington with service number # 3283196.
Merril died when a plane landed taxied and exploded with severe damage on Jan. 21, 1945, he is honored with a Combat Action Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Expeditionary Medal, American Campaign Medal, Distinguished Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.
Merril 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/02/19.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
Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org
Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/
Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com