Rank and Name, Aviation Machinist’s Mate Second Class Robert Arthur Anderson.
Unit/Placed in, Torpedo Squadron 31 (VT-31), United States Naval Reserve.
Robert is born approx. on April 5, 1924 in Harrison Township, Iowa.
Father, Fred T. Anderson.
Mother, Robert B. (Gold) Anderson.
Sister(s), Betty J. and Beverly Anderson.
Robert enlisted the service in Iowa with service number # 6206066.
Robert ‘s Crew-members and their position on-board the plane a TBF Avenger were,
Ltjg. Donald Hornberger Pilot
Amm2c. Robert A. Anderson Gunner
Arm2c. Kenneth Pohl Radio Operator
Robert was KIA on the Mission to Chichi Jima on Aug. 4, 1944, he is honored with a Distinguished Flying Cross, Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Expeditionary Medal, American Campaign Medal, Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.
Robert is buried/mentioned at Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu County, Hawaii U.S.A.
Courts of the missing.
He also has a Memorial Grave at Palestine Cemetery, Huxley, Story County, Iowa, USA.
Thanks to, http://www.vf31.com/index.html
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