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Anderson, Noble Gordon

Rank and Name, Water Tender First Class Noble Gordon Anderson.

Unit/Placed in, USS Longshaw (DD-559) Destroyer, United States Navy.


Noble is born approx. on March 29, 1918 in Iowa.

Father, Bernhard H. Anderson.

Mother, Zora (Sherrill) Anderson.

Sister(s), Norene O. and Kathryn B. Anderson.

Spouse, Evelyn T. Anderson.


Noble enlisted the service in Wyoming with service number # 3720362.


Noble was KIA when the USS Longshaw ran aground on the Coral Reef and the Shore Batteries opened Fire with severe damage as result on May 18, 1945, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Expeditionary Medal, American Campaign Medal, Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.


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

Courts of the missing.

He also has a Memorial Grave at Greenhill Cemetery, Laramie, Albany County, Wyoming, USA.


Thanks to, http://www.navsource.org/archives/05/559.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

S Longshaw (DD-559) Destroyer
USS Longshaw burning
USS Longshaw explodes (friendly fire) was torpedoed by the US Navy later that day.
His rank Water Tender First Class