Anderson, Deloss William, Jr., AD1

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Last Rank
Petty Officer First Class
Last Primary NEC
ADR-0000-Aviation Machinist Mate -Reciprocating
Last Rating/NEC Group
Aviation Machinist's Mate
Primary Unit
1961-1964, ADR-0000, VP-42 Sea Demons
Service Years
1949 - 1964
AD-Aviation Machinist's Mate
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Spokane, Wa
Last Address
Spokane, WA

Casualty Date
Sep 08, 1964
Non Hostile- Died Other Causes
Air Loss, Crash - Sea
South China Sea
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Pines Cemetery - Spokane, Washington
Wall/Plot Coordinates
01E 105

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VP-42 Sea Demons
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State remembers 4 who died
Olympia --
A band played God Bless America, a bugler blew Taps, a son and father were remembered and four Washington men who died in the Vietnam War were honored in a short but emotional ceremony at the state capital Friday.

"It was very nice," said Julie Donaldson of Lacey, whose father, Elmer O. Wray, was killed in the Philippines in 1973 (sic).

She held her 9-month old son, Steve, while her husband Wayne held their 2 1/2-year-old daughter, Sherry, throughout the ceremony. It was an emotional experience for her, she said quietly after the ceremony as a young woman wearing a shirt saying "I support Vietnam Vets" came up and hugged her.

    The parents of DeLoss "Jack" Anderson of Spokane also attended the ceremony and removed the tape over the name of their son, who died in the South China Sea in 1964. The names of Wray, Anderson, Gary Simkins of Port Angeles and Jan Miller of Spokane will be added to the national Vietnam War Memorial wall in Washington, D. C., in Memorial Day ceremonies later this month.
(Bellingham Herald, Bellingham WA, 17 May 1986)

Information from the U.S. Navy Patrol Squadron website
SAIGON (UPI)--A U. S. Navy patrol plane crashed while patrolling for submarines in the South China Sea off central Vietnam Tuesday, killing five of the 13-man crew. The eight survivors were rescued by the U. S. destroyer Maddox. A U. S. Navy spokesman at Sangley Point NAS in the Phillippines discounted the possibility that the twin-engined P-2 Neptune aircraft had been shot down. A U. S. Navy spokesman in Saigon said the plane was on a routine anti-submarine patrol mission about 75 miles off the coast and 340 miles northeast of Saigon when it went down. In Washington, the Navy identified the five men lost. They were: Lt. Cdr. John Clarence Thomas, whose wife, Ruth, lives at the Marine Corps Air Station at Iwakuni, Japan. Aviation Structural Mechanic/1C Michael John Ulicsni, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Ulicsni of Parkville, Minn. Aviation Machinist Mate/1C, Deloss William Anderson, son of Mr. and Mrs. D. L. Anderson of Spokane, Wash. Aviation Ordnanceman/2C Donald Frank Marit, husband of Mrs. Ruby Catherine Marit of Litchfield, Ill. Aviation Electrician's Mate/2C Weslie David Newborn, husband of Mrs. Pauline Newborn of San Diego, Ca..." Stars and Stripes, Manilia Phillipines Friday September 11, 1964 WEBSITE: Contributed by Terry W Weaver

According to Pacific Stars and Stripes, a P2V was lost in the South China Sea on 08 SEP 64. Other sources say it was with VP-42. Destroyer Maddox picked up survivors. 5 men lost. Family of Aviation Ordnanceman/2C Donald Frank Marit are at Branson MO at this time; and say his body was not recovered. The names of the 5 lost were added to the Vietnam Memorial Wall in 1986. AC BUNO unknown. Do you have any further info I can pass on to the family? Kindest regards, Robert Jacobs" [09NOV2003]

"Andy" was my "Check Airman" when I made First Flight Mechanic. I had talked to him at NAS Itazuke, Japan just 3 weeks prior when we were there to drop off some cargo and he was getting ready to go out on patrol.

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