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Bruce Louie Anthony
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Birth: Apr. 16, 1910
Iowa, USA
Death: Oct. 12, 1943

Add'l info from Findagrave contributor John Dowdy:

US Navy WORLD WAR II
Torpedoman's Mate 3rd Class, Bruce L. Anthony MIA/KIA
Hometown: Stromsburg, Nebraska
Ship: USS Dorado (SS-248)
Service # 6485917
Awards: Purple Heart, American Campaign Medal
Captain: Lt. Comander Earle Caffrey Schneider

Mission: Transfer Mission
Mission Date: on or about 14-Oct-42
Location: Caribbean sea Off The coast of Panama
Cause: Unclear Sunk, possibly by German mine or U.S. aircraft
Complement: 6 officers, 54 enlisted

Keel was laid down on 27 August 1942 by the Electric Boat Company of Groton, Connecticut. It was launched on 23 May 1943 (sponsored by Mrs. Ezra G. Allen), and commissioned on 28 August 1943. Dorado's sea trials proved the readiness of the crew, and it sailed from New London, Connecticut, on 6 October 1943 for the Panama Canal Zone. It did not arrive.
The crew of a PBM Mariner of Patrol Squadron 210 out of Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, assigned to provide air coverage on the evening of 12 October had received an incorrect description of the restriction area, and is believed to have mistakenly attacked the USS Dorado with depth charges. The PBM crew insisted that their attacks were made on enemy U Boats. On 8 October, five miles off Colón Panama, U-214 laid a minefield of 15 mines. One of these may have sunk the US Navy submarine Dorado on or about 14 October.

He also has a memorial in New York #74850330: Bruce L. Anthony  
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Gertrude Mae A. Anthony Renner (1885 - 1977)
 
Inscription:
Torpedoman's Mate 3/C U.S.N.R. U.S. Submarine Dorado World War II Depth Bombed by friendly plane in Caribbean Sea
 
Note: His memorial is with the Renner family; I believe he is the son of Gertrude Renner as per the 1920 & 1930 census where he is listed as Bruce Renner, stepson of John.
 
Burial:
Osceola Cemetery
Osceola
Polk County
Nebraska, USA
Plot: Block 11 Lot 44 N 1/2
 
Created by: Beth Sparrow
Record added: Nov 20, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 80747197
Bruce Louie Anthony
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Bruce Louie Anthony
Added by: Beth Sparrow
 
Bruce Louie Anthony
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Added by: Bill Baumbach
 
 
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On Eternal Patrol - Lost Submariners of World War II.
- Judy Richards
 Added: Jul. 19, 2015
The World War II Victory Medal is a decoration of the United States military which was created by an act of Congress in July 1945. The decoration commemorates military service during World War II and is awarded to any member of the United States military,...(Read more)
- Judy Richards
 Added: Jul. 19, 2015
The Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal is a service decoration of the Second World War which was awarded to any member of the United States military who served in the Pacific Theater from 1941 to 1945 and was created on November 6, 1942 by Executive Order 926...(Read more)
- Judy Richards
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