Rank and Name, Steward’s Mate Second Class Fred Douglas Vanhook.
Unit/Placed in, USS LST-342, United States Naval Reserve.
Fred is born approx. on 1897 in Louisiana.
Father, Samuel Vanhook.
Sister(s), Rosa, Barrie and Menna Vanhook.
Brother(s), Munro Vanhook.
Fred enlisted the service in Arkansas with service number # 6306525.
Fred was KIA when the LST-342 was struck by a Japanese torpedo from the Japanese submarine Ro-106 off the Solomon Islands on Feb. 13, 1943, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Expeditionary Medal, American Campaign Medal, Distinguished Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.
Fred is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.
Walls of the missing.
Thanks to, https://www.wrecksite.eu/wreck.aspx?14084
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
Philppine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/
Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com