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Vanhook, Fred Douglas

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

https://www.navsource.org/archives/10/16/160342.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

Website,

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

USS LST-342 Model
LST-342 Wreck
A LST in Sicily
Location wreck
His rank Steward's Mate Second Class