Anders, Donald William, RM3c

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Last Rank
Petty Officer Third Class
Last Primary NEC
RM-0000-Radioman
Last Rating/NEC Group
Radioman
Primary Unit
1944-1944, RM-0000, USS Escolar (SS-294)
Service Years
1943 - 1944
RM-Radioman

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Home State
Maryland
Maryland
Year of Birth
1922
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Baltimore, MD
Last Address
1331 Pentwood Rd
Baltimore, MD

Casualty Date
Oct 17, 1944
 
Cause
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Reason
Other Explosive Device
Location
Pacific Ocean
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Manila American Cemetery - Taguig City, Philippines
Wall/Plot Coordinates
(cenotaph)

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Last Known Activity

The USS Escolar (SS-294) set out on her first war patrol on 18 September 1944. On 30 September she reported attacking a small surface ship. Her last communication was on 17 October 1944. There are no records to indicate she was attacked and it has been presumed that she struck a mine and sunk. Radioman 3rd Class Anders was listed as Missing in Action and later declared dead on 14 November 1945.
   
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Service number: 8264807

Submarine war patrols: USS Escolar (SS-294) - 1st

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  1944-1944, RM-0000, USS Escolar (SS-294)

RM-Radioman

From Month/Year
June / 1944

To Month/Year
October / 1944

Unit
USS Escolar (SS-294) Unit Page

Rank
Petty Officer Third Class

NEC
RM-0000-Radioman

Location
Not Specified

Country/State
Yellow Sea
 
 
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 USS Escolar (SS-294) Details

USS Escolar (SS-294)
Hull number SS-294


Balao Class Submarine: Laid down, 10 June 1942, at Cramp Shipbuilding Co., Philadelphia, PA.; Launched, 18 April 1943; Commissioned USS Escolar (SS-294), 2 June 1944; Sunk on 1st patrol, depth charged by Japanese Frigate (kaibokan) CD-38 & Patrol Boat 102 (ex-USS Stewart, DD-224) on 19 October 1944, in Yellow Sea, all hands lost; Struck from the Naval Register, (date unknown).

 

Specifications: Displacement, Surfaced: 1,526 t., Submerged: 2,424 t.; Length 311' 8"; Beam 27' 3"; Draft 15' 3"; Speed, Surfaced 20.25 kts, Submerged 8.75 kts; Cruising Range, 11,000 miles surfaced at 10kts; Submerged Endurance, 48 hours at 2kts; Operating Depth Limit, 400 ft; Complement 6 Officers 60 Enlisted; Armament, ten 21" torpedo tubes, six forward, four aft, 24 torpedoes, one 5"/25 deck gun, one 40mm gun, two .50 cal. machine guns; Patrol Endurance 75 days; Propulsion, diesel-electric reduction gear with four Fairbanks-Morse main generator diesel engines, 5,400 hp, Fuel Capacity 116,000 gal., four Elliot Motor Co., main motors with 2,740 hp, two 126-cell main storage batteries, two propellers.

The approximate location of the USS Escolar's sinking.




















The last known picture of the crews.

 

Type
Sub-Surface Vessels

Existing/Disbanded
Sunk

Parent Unit
Submarines

Strength
Submarine

Created/Owned By
Not Specified
   

Last Updated: Dec 20, 2018
   
   
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USS Escolar (SS-294)
21 Members Also There at Same Time
USS Escolar (SS-294)

Brabham, Charles Edward, CPO, (1939-1944) RM RM-0000 Chief Petty Officer
McCloskey, Thomas Daniel, PO2, (1941-1944) RM RM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Millican, William John, CDR, (1928-1944) OFF 000X Commander
Farrar, Robert Lee, LT, (1939-1944) OFF 112X Lieutenant
Jeffrey, Losson Verner, LTJG, (1939-1944) OFF 112X Lieutenant Junior Grade
Newton, Raymond Barnard, CPO, (1938-1944) TM TM-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Bailey, Lawrence Leland, CPO, (1935-1944) EM EM-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Clary, John William, CPO, (1938-1944) MO MO-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Miller, Stanley DeWitt, CPO, (1938-1944) EM EM-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Pennington, Beryl Loyd, CPO, (1931-1944) MO MO-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Bender, Joseph James, PO1, (1940-1944) PhM PhM-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Tokarchek, Anthony, PO1, (1940-1944) GM GM-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Lyons, William Clarence, PO2, (1942-1944) MO MO-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Calabrese, Richard Lawrence, PO3, (1942-1944) TM TM-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Hahn, Fred Leroy, PO3, (1943-1944) TM TM-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Johnson, James Gordon, PO3, (1942-1944) MO MO-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Bonk, Benjamin Wallace, S1c, (1943-1944) S1c S1c-0000 Seaman 1st Class
Zumar, Andrew, S1c, (1943-1944) TM TM-0000 Seaman 1st Class
Blaha, Frank, LCDR, (1935-1944) OFF Lieutenant Commander
Babb, Thomas M, LT, (1938-1944) OFF Lieutenant
Hill, Claude Julian, LT, (1941-1944) Lieutenant

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