Anderson, Donald Frank, CMoMM

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Last Rank
Chief Petty Officer
Last Primary NEC
MO-0000-Motor Machinist/Oiler
Last Rating/NEC Group
Motor Machinistmate/Oiler
Primary Unit
1943-1943, MO-0000, USS Cisco (SS-290)
Service Years
1929 - 1943
MoMM - Motor Machinistmate/Oiler
Three Hash Marks

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Home State
New York
New York
Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Brooklyn, NY
Last Address
3075 Brighton, 14th St
Brooklyn, NY
(Wife~Florence Anderson

Casualty Date
Sep 28, 1943
Hostile, Died while Missing
Lost At Sea-Unrecovered
Pacific Ocean
World War II
Location of Interment
Manila American Cemetery - Taguig City, Philippines
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Tablets of the Missing

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 Ribbon Bar
Submarine Combat Patrol Badge

 Duty Stations
USS Cisco (SS-290)
  1943-1943, MO-0000, USS Cisco (SS-290)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1943 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  1943-1943 USS Cisco (SS-290)
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Serial Number 381-06-15
  May 10, 1943, Commissioning Crew of USS Cisco (SS-290)
  Mar 29, 2017, General Photos1
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
CISCO was scheduled to patrol in a rectangular area in the South China Sea, between Luzon in the Philippines and French Indo-China. On 28 September, her expected position was in the center of the Sulu Sea, through which she would have had to pass to reach her area. On that date just north and east of that location, Japanese records indicate the discovery of a submarine. “Found a sub tailing oil,” the records note. “Bombing. Ships cooperated with us. The oil continued to gush out even on tenth of October.” Because no other American boats were operating in the area at the time, it is presumed that the victim was CISCO. The terrible irony is that she was probably destroyed at least in part by one of her sisters: USS LUZON (PR-7), a U.S. gunboat that had been captured by the Japanese, renamed Karatsu, and deployed to attack American forces. This vessel was aided by purely Japanese forces: Type 97 “Kate” attack bombers belonging to the 954 Naval Air Squadron.
On 4 November and again on the fifth, Headquarters Task Force 71 attempted to raise CISCO on the radio. There was no response. The boat was ultimately declared lost; it is possible that a recurrence of her hydraulic headaches created the oil slick that drew the enemy to her.
76 men went down with CISCO. Rice, who would recover from his illness, was the crew’s only survivor.
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 Military Association Memberships
World War II FallenThe National Gold Star Family RegistryWW II Memorial National RegistryUnited States Navy Memorial
  2016, World War II Fallen
  2017, The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2017, WW II Memorial National Registry
  2017, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
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