Rank and Name, Fireman Second Class Richard Lew Anderson.
Unit/Placed in, USS Indianapolis (CA-35) Cruiser, United States Naval Reserve.
Richard is born approx. on 1923 in Washington.
Father, Gerhard V. Anderson.
Mother, Gertrude (Siem) Anderson.
Born in Norway.
Sister(s), ….. and Betty M. Anderson.
Brother(s), Vern m. and Ronald E. Anderson.
Richard enlisted the service in Washington with service number # 3871739.
Richard was KIA when the Japanese Submarine Torpedoed the USS Indianapolis and she Sunk at the Philippine Sea on July 30, 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.
Richard is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.
Walls of the missing.
He is also mentioned at U.S.S. Indianapolis National Memorial, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA.
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