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Anderson, Wayne Maurice

Rank and Name, Aviation Radioman Third Class Wayne Maurice Anderson.

Unit/Placed in, Patrol Torpedo Squadron 11 (VB-11), United States Navy.


Wayne is born approx. on April 7, 1920 in South Dakota.

Father, Robert J. Anderson.

Mother, Ruth I. (Briggs) Anderson.

Sister(s), Arlene Anderson.


Wayne enlisted the service in South Dakota with service number # 6480629.


Wayne died in a night flight, the plane crashed in the Pacific, Pilot and Gunner were saved he was caught in the Parachute and drowned on Jan. 26, 1943, he is honored with a Combat Action Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Expeditionary Medal, American Campaign Medal, Navy & Marine Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.


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

Courts of the missing.

He also has a Memorial Grave at Willamette National Cemetery, Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon, USA.


Thanks to, Air Group Eleven


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

Patrol Bombing & Torpedo Squadron 11 (VB-11)
Grumman TBF Avenger
Pilots and aicrew, all hands of VT-11 at Pearl Harbor in December 1943. via Tim Enander CAG_11 History
His rank Aviation Radioman Third Class