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Anker, Charles

Rank and Name, Chief Motor Machinist Mate Charles Anker.

Unit/Placed in, USS Lagarto (SS-371) Submarine, United States Navy.


Charles is born approx. on Sep. 17, 1917 in Oyster Bay, New York.

Father, Karl Anker.

Mother, Borghild Anker.

Parents born in Norway.

Sister(s), Borghild, and Marion Anker.


Charles enlisted the service in New York with service number # 2232503.


Charles was KIA when the USS Lagarto was attacked and sunk by Depth Charges near Siam on May 4, 1945, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Navy & Marine Corps Medal, Combat Action Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Expeditionary Medal, American Campaign Medal, Navy & Marine Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.


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

Walls of the missing.


Thanks to, http://www.oneternalpatrol.com/anker-c.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


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

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

USS Lagarto (SS-371) Submarine
Charles Anker
His rank Chief Motor Machinist's Mate
Navy and Marine Corps Medal