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Van Zandt, Amos Orion

Rank and Name, Seaman First Class Amos Orion Van Zandt.

Unit/Placed in, USS Liscome Bay (CVE-56) Carrier, United States Navy.


Amos is born approx.  1923 in Vallejo Township, California.


Father, Amos Van Zandt.

Mother, Minnie Van Zandt.

Brother, Richard D. Van Zandt.


Amos enlisted the service in California with service number # 8861719.


Amos was KIA when the USS Lisome Bay was torpedoed and severe damaged, she listed to starboard an sank on Nov. 25, 1944, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Expeditionary Medal, Distinguished Unit Citation, American Campaign Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.


Amos is buried/mentioned at Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu County, Hawaii U.S.A.

Courts of the missing.


Thanks to http://www.navsource.org/archives/03/056.htm Jean Louis Vijgen, ABMC, https://abmc.gov

P.O.W. info, Wes Injerd and Dwight Rider, http://www.mansell.com/pow-index.html  AirForce, Rolland Swank NavyLog, http://navylog.navymemorial.org Familysearch.com, https://www.familysearch.org

Philippine Scouts Heritage Society,http://www.philippine-scouts.org/

Marines Info Geoffrey Roecker, https://missingmarines.com/   

Medals Info, http://www.honorstates.org    

Hendriks Webdesign, https://hendrikswebdesign.nl/

USS Liscome Bay (CVE-56) Carrier
some survivors
Sea Burial
Casualty List
His rank Seaman First Class