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Andrews, Rex William

Rank and Name, Gunner’s Mate Third Class Rex William Andrews.

Unit/Placed in, USS Maryland (BB-46) Battleship, United States Naval Reserve.

 

Rex is born approx. on May 24, 1909 in Jackson, West Virginia.

Father, William C. Andrews.

Mother, Rose E. (Cooper) Andrews.

Sister(s), Lillie, Nancy, Annitta and Sarah Andrews.

Brother(s), Lawrence, Chester and Wheelus A. Andrews.

Spouse, Vera (Blayne) Andrews.

 

Rex enlisted the service in West Virginia with service number # 8655226.

 

Rex was KIA during the Battle for Okinawa a kamikaze hit the USS Maryland and caused an explosion and fire’s onboard on April 7, 1945, he is honored with a Bronze Star Medal, 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.

 

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

Courts of the missing.

 

Thanks to, http://www.navsource.org/archives/01/46a.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

Website,

Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/

Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com

Buried on Sea
USS Maryland (BB-46) Battleship
Registration Cards
His rank Gunner's Mate Third Class