Anderson, John Byrns, Jr., TM3c

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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
Order of the Golden Shellback
Order of the Golden Dragon
Panama Canal
Plank Owner
TM-Torpedoman's Mate

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Year of Birth
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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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Last Known Activity

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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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
RTC (Cadre/Faculty Staff) San Diego, CASchool Assignments - StaffUSS Euryale (AS-22)
  1943-1943, HQ, RTC (Cadre/Faculty Staff) San Diego, CA
  1943-1943, TM-0000, (TM) Torpedomans Mate A School
  1943-1946, TM-0000, USS Euryale (AS-22)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  1944-1944 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/New Guinea Campaign (1943-44)
 Colleges Attended 
Louisiana State University at Baton RougeLouisiana State University at Baton Rouge
  1942-1943, Louisiana State University at Baton Rouge
  1946-1949, Louisiana State University at Baton Rouge
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Apr 17, 2016, John Byrns Anderson Jr.
  May 08, 2016, General Photos
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