Anderson, Elzie Charles, MAM2

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Last Rank
Petty Officer Second Class
Last Primary NEC
Last Rating/NEC Group
Primary Unit
1945-1945, MAM-0000, USS Curtiss (AV-4)
Service Years
1943 - 1945

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Emlenton, PA
Last Address
1124 B Buffalo St
Franklin, PA

Casualty Date
Jun 21, 1945
Hostile, Died of Wounds
Pacific Ocean
World War II
Location of Interment
Sunset Hill Memorial Park - Cranberry, Pennsylvania
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section D

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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1943, Recruit Training (Sampson, NY)
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US Navy
  1945-1945, MAM-0000, USS Curtiss (AV-4)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1945-1945 Okinawa Gunto Operation/Attack on the USS Curtiss (AV-4)
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  WWII Draft Card
  Mar 19, 1949, Remains returned for burial1
  Sep 03, 2019, General Photos
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Last Known Activity

After repairs at San Francisco, USS Curtiss (AV-4) sailed to Okinawa, arriving on 22 May 1945 to serve as flagship for Commander, Fleet Air Wing 1. On 21 June, a kamikaze and its bomb ripped two holes in her hull and detonated on the third deck, killing 35 and wounding 21 of her crew.

MaM2 Anderson sustained severe burns during the attack and was transeferred to the USS Gosper (APA-170) for medical treatment. He died later that day from his wounds. It is unknown where he was originally buried; however, his remains were returned to his family on 19 March 1949 and he is now buried in Cranberry, PA.

Service number: 8225072

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  2019, The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2019, World War II Fallen
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