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Androff, James Christ

Rank and Name, Gunner’s Mate Third Class James Christ Androff.

Unit/Placed in, USS Brownson (DD-518) Destroyer, United States Naval Reserve.


James is born approx. on 1923 in Illinois.

Father, Christ Androff.

Born in Bulgaria.

Mother, Mary Androff.

Born in Austria.

Sister(s), Dorothy and Virginia Androff.

Brother(s), Louis, Joseph, Robert, and Milton Androff.


James enlisted the service in Missouri with service number # 6699013.


James was KIA when a Japanese Plane Dropped 2 Bombs, after a big explosion the Ship sank on Dec. 26, 1943, 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.


James is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.

Walls of the missing.


Thanks to, https://www.pacificwrecks.com/ships/usn/DD-518.html

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

USS Brownson (DD-518) Destroyer
Ship explosion
Japanese Aichi D3A2
His rank Gunner's Mate Third Class