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Anderson, Robert Arthur

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

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

Torpedo Squadron 31 (VT-31)
Grumman TBF Avenger
USS Cabot (CVL-28) Carrier (Base)
Robert Arthur Anderson (not certain)
His rank Aviation Machinist's Mate Second Class