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
Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org
Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/
Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com