Anderson, John Byrns, Jr., TM3c

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Torpedoman 3rd Class
Last Primary NEC
TM-0000-Torpedoman's Mate
Last Rating/NEC Group
Torpedoman's Mate
Primary Unit
1943-1946, TM-0000, USS Euryale (AS-22)
Service Years
1943 - 1946
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Decommissioning
Order of the Golden Shellback
Order of the Golden Dragon
Panama Canal
Plank Owner
TM-Torpedoman's Mate

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Home State
Louisiana
Louisiana
Year of Birth
1924
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Algiers/New Orleans, Louisiana
Last Address
Born and died at New Orleans, Louisiana.

Date of Passing
Apr 17, 2016
 
Location of Interment
Matairie Cemetery - New Orleans, Louisiana
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

WW II Honorable Discharge Pin Honorable Discharge Emblem (WWII)


 Unofficial Badges 

US Naval Reserve Honorable Discharge Order of the Golden Shellback Order of the Golden Dragon Blue Star






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TM/3rd Class, John Byrns "Pal" Anderson, Jr.
WWII Torpedoman's Mate, USNR

August 10, 1924 - April 17, 2016

Pal grew up in Algiers (New Orleans) and graduated from Behrman High School and LSU. His engineering studies at LSU were interrupted by service in the U.S. Navy during WWII, where he spent over two years in the Pacific Ocean defending our country. Many of Pal’s fondest memories were of the comradeship formed aboard the USS Euryale keeping the USA safe from harm. Upon return back to New Orleans, he finished LSU with a degree in business. 
   
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USS Euryale (AS-22) - Submarine Tender, United States Navy:

Hawaiian Merchant was purchased by the Navy on 15 April 1943 at New York. The ship commissioned 2 December 1943 as USS Euryale (AS-22) with Captain H. A. Guthrie in command. Euryale reached Brisbane, Australia, from New York City 5 March 1944, and after loading provisions and supplies, sailed for Milne Bay, New Guinea. There between 14 March and 26 May, Euryale refitted submarines and repaired surface ships. At Manus from 28 May to 11 August, she established a forward base and rest camp for submariners, clearing the island, constructing buildings and at the same time refitting 26 submarines.

The submarine tender returned to Brisbane on 16 August 1944 to load passengers, torpedoes, ammunition, and general cargo, and with this load arrived at Fremantle on 28 August. She tended submarines there until 11 April 1945, then at Pearl Harbor until 16 August. On 28 August, Euryale arrived at Guam to develop a submarine base and rest camp, and on 16 September sailed for Okinawa and Sasebo. Until 12 January 1946, Euryale worked with Japanese submarines, maintaining them and preparing them for disposal. She crossed the Pacific to Pearl Harbor with a salvage ship and two Japanese submarines, one of which she towed for the last leg of the passage, then continued on alone to San Francisco, where she arrived 22 February. The USS Euryale was decommissioned and placed in reserve on 7 October 1946. TM3c John Byrns Anderson was a Plank Owner and on board throughout the ship's active service.
   
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Date
Apr 17, 2016

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May 8, 2016
   
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John Byrns "Pal" Anderson, devoted husband of the late Beverly Roussel Anderson, father to John Scott (Janie), Cindy Harlan (David), Nancy Stokes (David), Robert Alan, and Joan Volle (Thomas), and grandfather to Emily Jane Anderson, Christopher (fiancée Hannah), Mark (Laurie), and Scott (Kate) Harlan, Patrick (Diana), Gregory (Samantha), Douglas (Sarah), and Caroline Claire Stokes, Stacy (Bryan) Young, and Benjamin Anderson, and Jackson and Natalie Lynn Volle, and great grandfather to 15 little ones, departed this life on Sunday, April 17, 2016.

John (Pal) began his fruitful life on August 10, 1924 in New Orleans, Louisiana, only child of the late Lilburn and John Byrns Sr. and was the devoted stepson of the late S. J. Primm. S.J. "Daddy Boy" Primm was Pal's father and friend, and remained the man that guided and mentored Pal into the wonderful man he became. Pal was also stepbrother to the late Jimmy and Marie Primm, and half brother to the late Jean Marie and Walter Henderson. Pal and Walter found each other as adults, and formed a deep and lasting friendship. Pal grew up in Algiers and graduated from Behrman High School and LSU. His engineering studies at LSU were interrupted by service in the U.S. Navy during WWII, where he spent over two years in the Pacific Ocean defending our country. Many of Pal's fondest memories were of the comradeship formed aboard the USS Euryale keeping the USA safe from harm. Upon return back to New Orleans, he finished LSU with a degree in business. Shortly after graduation, he met the love of his life, Beverly, at a dance on the roof of the Jung Hotel. Together they raised their family and built their life in Algiers. John's professional career centered around the petroleum industry. He worked for Chevron Chemical and Evans Cooperage until his retirement. During his retirement, he was active in the Algiers community as a dedicated historian with much of his work preserved in the library at Our Lady of the Holy Cross College. He also did extensive research into his family history and uncovered many wonderful facts about his ancestors and early New Orleans, and was happy to share his passion for genealogy studies and techniques, which happened to be quite creative before the Internet. Pal enjoyed his friends, especially his dear friends, Art and Pam Patron, and he loved to exercise, garden, and travel, but his greatest accomplishment and joy came from his family, especially his grandchildren. Pal worshipped them as babies and cradled each and every one of them in his arms, and adored being at all of their sporting and scouting events. Each summer was spent with his California grandchildren, taking them to parks and beaches, and feeding them abundant ice cream cones. Pal will be deeply missed by all who knew him. A Memorial service will be celebrated at Poydras Home, 5354 Magazine St. in New Orleans, on Sunday, May 1, 2016 at 1:00 pm with a reception following from 1:30-3:00 pm. The family would like to thank the staff of Poydras Home, where Pal lived for the last five years of his life. The love and care for Pal during his battle with Alzheimer's was exceptional by this talented group of very special people. Burial will be private. Anyone wishing to honor Pal's memory may do so with a donation to the Poydras Home Employee Fund, 5354 Magazine Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70115.

   
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