Anderson, Vincent U., PO1

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Last Rank
Boatswain's Mate 1st Class
Last Primary Designator/NEC
BM-0000-Boatswain's Mate
Last Rating/NEC Group
Boatswain's Mate
Primary Unit
1943-1945, BM-0000, USS Indianapolis (CA-35)
Service Years
1938 - 1945
BM-Boatswain's Mate

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Home State
California
California
Year of Birth
Not Specified
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
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Last Address
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Casualty Date
Jul 30, 1945
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Drowned, Suffocated
Location
Pacific
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Manila American Cemetery - Taguig City, Philippines
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Tablets of the Missing (cenotaph)

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 Duty Stations
USS Indianapolis (CA-35)
  1943-1945, BM-0000, USS Indianapolis (CA-35)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1945 World War II
  1943-1944 Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Northern Solomon Islands Campaign (1943-44)
  1944-1944 Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Mariana and Palau Islands Campaign (1944)
  1944-1944 Western Caroline Islands operation/Battle of Peleliu
  1945-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  1945-1945 World War II
  1945-1945 Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Iwo Jima operation
  1945-1945 Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Okinawa Gunto operation
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
On July 30, 1945, the USS Indianapolis was torpedoed. Of the 1,196 aboard, about 900 made it into the water in the twelve minutes before she sank. Few life rafts were released. Most survivors wore the standard kapok life jacket. Due to her top secret mission, she was not reported missing. Shark attacks began with sunrise of the first day, and continued for five days until the men were finally spotted in the water and rescued. Only 316 men survived. 
   
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