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John Nicholas Anderson Veteran

Birth
Death
19 Oct 1942
At Sea
Burial
Buried or Lost at Sea. Specifically: North Atlantic Ocean ! Add to Map
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John served as a Oiler, S.S. Steel Navigator, U.S. Merchant Marine during World War II.

He resided in Brooklyn, New York prior to the war.

The S.S. Steel Navigator was a straggler of convoy " ON-137 " and was en route from London, England to New York City, New York with a cargo of 2000 tons of sand ballast and a crew of " 8 " officers, " 28 " crewmen and " 16 " Navy armed guards.

They were hit by a torpedo fired by German Submarine U-610 in the North Atlantic. The torpedo struck the ship between the #1 and #2 hatches, causing the vessel to settle rapidly by the head and to sink in three minutes after the boilers exploded. " 26 " Merchant Mariners and " 10 " Navy Armed Guards perished !

John was declared "Missing In Action" in this sinking during the war.

He was posthumously awarded the Mariner's Medal and the Combat Bar with a Star!

( Bio by: Russ Pickett )
John served as a Oiler, S.S. Steel Navigator, U.S. Merchant Marine during World War II.

He resided in Brooklyn, New York prior to the war.

The S.S. Steel Navigator was a straggler of convoy " ON-137 " and was en route from London, England to New York City, New York with a cargo of 2000 tons of sand ballast and a crew of " 8 " officers, " 28 " crewmen and " 16 " Navy armed guards.

They were hit by a torpedo fired by German Submarine U-610 in the North Atlantic. The torpedo struck the ship between the #1 and #2 hatches, causing the vessel to settle rapidly by the head and to sink in three minutes after the boilers exploded. " 26 " Merchant Mariners and " 10 " Navy Armed Guards perished !

John was declared "Missing In Action" in this sinking during the war.

He was posthumously awarded the Mariner's Medal and the Combat Bar with a Star!

( Bio by: Russ Pickett )

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