Vander Goore, Albert Peter, F1c

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Last Rank
Fireman 1st Class
Last Primary NEC
F1c-0000-Fireman 1st Class
Last Rating/NEC Group
Fireman First Class
Primary Unit
1940-1941, F1c-0000, USS West Virginia (BB-48)
Service Years
1940 - 1941
Fireman 1st Class

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Long Beach, CA
Last Address
Long Beach, CA

Casualty Date
Dec 07, 1941
Hostile, Died
Other Explosive Device
World War II
Location of Interment
National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific - Honolulu, Hawaii
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Q 665

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F1c Vander Goore was stationed aboard the USS West Virginia (BB-48) when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. The exact cause of his death is not known at this time.

As may happen in the confusion after a battle, information about his remains was reported various ways. According to his son-in-law, Don Poss, the family received notification that Albert was killed in action, but his remains were not recovered. According to Navy muster rolls, it was first reported that he was missing in action and that was then changed to "Died". While on a trip to Hawaii in 1971, Mr Poss and his wife went to the memorial in Honolulu that lists the names of the missing and couldn't find Albert's name. They then went to the graves registration office and was told that Albert's remains were recovered and given the plot number at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. That was the first time the family was aware that Albert was never missing.

Service number: 3821825

According to Navy muster rolls and other records, the proper form of Albert's last name is Vander Goore. When searching the internet, one must use various forms in order to locate information. Some sites have the name run together - Vandergoore - while others have it listed simply as Goore.

The information contained in this profile was compiled from various internet sources.
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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1940, Recruit Training (San Diego, CA)
 Duty Stations
US NavyUSS West Virginia (BB-48)
  1940-1940, AS-0000, USS Kanawha (AO-1)
  1940-1940, AS-0000, USS Nevada (BB-36)
  1940-1941, F1c-0000, USS West Virginia (BB-48)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1941 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Attack on Pearl Harbor
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Aug 09, 1940, Promoted to S2c
  May 01, 1941, Promoted to F2c
  Sep 01, 1941, Promoted to F1c
  Jul 27, 2018, General Photos
 Military Association Memberships
The National Gold Star Family RegistryPearl Harbor FallenWorld War II FallenUnited States Navy Memorial
WW II Memorial National Registry
  2018, The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2018, Pearl Harbor Fallen
  2018, World War II Fallen
  2018, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
  2018, WW II Memorial National Registry
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