Anders, Arthur Ferdinad, LCDR

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Last Rank
Lieutenant Commander
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1939-1941, Naval Training Station, San Diego CA
Service Years
1927 - 1946
Lieutenant Commander
Lieutenant Commander

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Contact Info
Home Town
Weimar, TX
Last Address
San Diego, CA

Date of Passing
Aug 27, 2000
Location of Interment
Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery - San Diego, California
Wall/Plot Coordinates
A-F C-17B

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WW II Honorable Discharge Pin US Navy Retired 20

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WWII Memorial National RegistryUnited States Navy Memorial
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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
US NavyUSS Beaver (AS-5)USS Canopus (AS-9)USS Chicago (CA-29)
Bureau of Medicine (BUMED)USS Mississippi (BB-41)
  1927-1929, USS Utah (BB-31)
  1929-1930, USS Denver (CL-16)
  1931-1932, USS Beaver (AS-5)
  1931-1932, USS Canopus (AS-9)
  1932-1933, USS Pigeon ASR-6
  1933-1934, USS Mindanao (PR-8)
  1934-1934, 12th Naval District
  1934-1935, USS Chicago (CA-29)
  1936-1937, Naval Training Station (Staff) Norfolk, VA
  1937-1937, 000X, USS Panay (PR-5)
  1937-1938, Naval Hospital Canacao, Philippines
  1938-1938, USS Augusta (CA-31)
  1938-1939, USS Mississippi (BB-41)
  1939-1941, Naval Training Station, San Diego CA
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1937-1937 Sinking of the USS Panay (PR-5)4
 Colleges Attended 
United States Naval AcademyUnited States Naval Academy
  1923-1927, United States Naval Academy1
  1935-1936, United States Naval Academy
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Jun 02, 1930, Promoted to Lieutenant Junior Grade
  Jul 07, 1936, Promoted to Lieutenant
  Jan 01, 1942, Promoted to Lieutenant Commander
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Last Known Activity
Not Specified
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Navy Cross
Awarded for Actions During Peace Time Awards
Service: Navy
Division: U.S.S. Panay (PR-5)
General Orders: Board Serial 851 (
July 19, 1969)
Citation: The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Navy Cross to Commander [then Lieutenant] Arthur F. Anders (NSN: 0-61066), United States Navy, for extraordinary heroism and devotion to duty while serving as Executive Officer of the U.S.S. PANAY (PR-5) on the occasion of the bombing and loss of that vessel when it was attacked was attacked by Japanese airplanes during patrol in the Yangtze River, China, on 12 December 1937. Although severely wounded, suffering from loss of blood and unable to speak, Commander Anders remained at his duty station, directing the fire of
PANAY's machine-gun battery and supervising abandon-ship operations. Displaying selfless concern for the safety of the ship and those on board, he gave his orders and commands in writing, and was a source of inspiration for all who observed him. His great personal valor throughout was in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.
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