Anderson, Howard Montrose, ENS

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Last Rank
Last Primary NEC
651X-Limited Duty Officer - Supply Corps
Last Rating/NEC Group
Limited Duty Officer
Primary Unit
1944-1945, 651X, USS Frederick C.Davis (DE-136)
Service Years
1942 - 1945

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Chester, PA
Last Address
2955 Essex Rd
Cleveland, OH

Casualty Date
Apr 24, 1945
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
North Atlantic Ocean
World War II
Location of Interment
East Coast Memorial (Tablets of the missing) - Manhattan, New York
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Last Known Activity

USS Frederick C. Davis (DE 136) was participating in the operation Teardrop, a hunt for snorkel-equipped U-boats in the Western Atlantic and was part of the 4th Escort Division, which screened the escort carrier USS Bogue (CVE 9) in the Southern Surface Barrier.

24 Apr, 1945, U-546 discovered USS Bogue about 570 miles east-southeast of Cape Race
and tried to attack on periscope depth, but USS Frederick C. Davis discovered the U-boat and prepared herself for an attack. At this moment a Gnat struck forward on the port side. The ship broke in two and sank quickly with the bow and stern raising into the air. The crew abandoned ship and were picked up within three hours by the other escort destroyers of the Division, after they had sunk U-546.

Ens Anderson was among the men listed as missing in action and later declared dead.

Service number: 333584
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