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Anderson, Walter Delehant

Rank and Name, Electrician’s Mate Second Class Walter Delehant Anderson.

Unit/Placed in, USS Vireo (AM-52) Minesweeper, United States Navy.


Walter is born approx. on 1917 in Hawaii.

Father, Alvin T. Anderson.

Mother, Margaret L. Anderson.

Sister(s), Ramona C. Grace E. and Nettie H. Anderson.

Brother(s), Alvin A. Anderson.


Walter enlisted the service in California with service number # 3765216.


Walter was KIA when the USS Vireo was attacked by Japanese planes while towing a barge to Espiritu Santo on Oct. 15, 1942, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Expeditionary Medal, American Campaign Medal, Navy & Marine Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.


Walter 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/11/02052.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

USS Vireo (AM-52) Minesweeper
Walter Delehant Anderson
His rank Electrician's Mate Second Class