Rank and Name, Lieutenant Commander Frank Van Dyke Andrews.
Unit/Placed in, USS Spence (DD-512) Destroyer, United States Navy.
Frank is born approx. on Dec. 23, 1918 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Father, Hugh H. Andrews.
Mother, Elizabeth (Brown) Andrews.
Brother(s), Hugh Andrews.
Spouse, Gloria L. Andrews.
Frank enlisted the service in California with service number # 0-085558.
Frank died when the USS Spence sunk in the Typhoon Cobra, Philippine Sea on Dec 18, 1944, 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.
Frank is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.
Walls of the missing.
Thanks to, http://destroyerhistory.org/fletcherclass/ussspence/
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