Anders, Floyd Roland, MM3c

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Last Rank
Petty Officer Third Class
Last Primary NEC
MM-0000-Machinist's Mate
Last Rating/NEC Group
Machinists Mate
Primary Unit
1942-1943, MM-0000, USS Wahoo (SS-238)
Service Years
1942 - 1943
MM-Machinists Mate

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Home State
Tennessee
Tennessee
Year of Birth
1921
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Erwin, TN
Last Address
Miami, FL

Casualty Date
Oct 11, 1943
 
Cause
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Reason
Other Explosive Device
Location
Pacific Ocean
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial - Honolulu, Hawaii
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Court 5 (cenotaph)

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 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

Japanese records reported that on 11 October, 1943 the date USS Wahoo (SS-238) was due to exit through La PĂ©rouse Strait, an antisubmarine aircraft sighted a wake and an apparent oil slick from a submerged submarine. The Japanese initiated a combined air and sea attack with numerous depth charges throughout the day. Sawfish had been depth-charged by a patrol boat while transiting the strait two days before, and the enemy's antisubmarine forces were on the alert; their attacks fatally holed Wahoo, and she sank with all hands. She was declared overdue on 2 December 1943 and stricken from the Naval Vessel Register on 6 December 1943.
 
MM3 was a member of the crew. He was listed as missing in action and later declared dead.
   
Comments/Citation

Service number: 6342946
   
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Submarine Enlisted Badge
Submarine Combat Patrol Badge - 7 Patrols

 
 Duty Stations
USS Silversides (SS-236)USS Wahoo (SS-238)
  1942-1943, S2c-0000, USS Silversides (SS-236)
  1942-1943, MM-0000, USS Wahoo (SS-238)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1943 USS Wahoo (SS-238)
 Other News, Events and Photographs
 
  The search for and locating of Wahoo
  Sep 01, 1942, Promoted to S2c
  Feb 01, 1943, Promoted to S1c
  Apr 01, 1943, Change to F2c
  Oct 31, 2006, U.S. Navy Press Release Regarding USS Wahoo (SS-238)
 Military Association Memberships
World War II FallenUnited States Navy Memorial WW II Memorial National RegistryThe National Gold Star Family Registry
  2017, World War II Fallen
  2018, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
  2018, WW II Memorial National Registry
  2018, The National Gold Star Family Registry
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