Rank and Name, Radarman Third Class Wilbur Edward Anderton.
Unit/Placed in, USS Samuel B. Roberts (DE-413) Destroyer, United States Naval Reserve.
Wilbur is born approx. on Aug 30, 1907 .
Parents and Siblings, No Record Available.
Spouse, Catherine J. Anderson.
Wilbur enlisted the service in North Carolina with service number # 8361661.
Wilbur was KIA in attack on the Japanese Navy at the Battle off Samar on Oct 24, 1944, 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.
Wilbur is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.
Walls of the missing.
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