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WT1c Noble Gordon Anderson
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WT1c Noble Gordon Anderson Veteran

Birth
Iowa, USA
Death
18 May 1945 (aged 27)
At Sea
Monument
Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA Add to Map
Plot
Courts of the Missing
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Noble served as a Water Tender First Class, U.S.S. Longshaw ( DD-559 ), U.S. Navy during World War II.

He resided in Albany County, Wyoming prior to the war.

The Longshaw, while on patrol, ran aground on a coral reef just south of Naha Airfield, Japan. Japanese shore batteries opened up, hitting the stranded destroyer in her bow which was completely blown off by explosions in the forward magazine. The order was given to "abandon ship" and after many crewmen were rescued the Longshaw, later in the afternoon, was destroyed by gunfire and torpedoes from other U.S. ships.

The Longshaw had 86 dead or missing crewmen, including the skipper, LtCdr Clarence William Becker.

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

He was awarded the Purple Heart.

Service # 3720362

Husband of Evelyn Twyla Anderson who resided in Laramie, Wyoming.

The Longshaw received 9 battle stars for World War II service.

Bio by:
Russell S. "Russ" Pickett

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Noble served as a Water Tender First Class, U.S.S. Longshaw ( DD-559 ), U.S. Navy during World War II.

He resided in Albany County, Wyoming prior to the war.

The Longshaw, while on patrol, ran aground on a coral reef just south of Naha Airfield, Japan. Japanese shore batteries opened up, hitting the stranded destroyer in her bow which was completely blown off by explosions in the forward magazine. The order was given to "abandon ship" and after many crewmen were rescued the Longshaw, later in the afternoon, was destroyed by gunfire and torpedoes from other U.S. ships.

The Longshaw had 86 dead or missing crewmen, including the skipper, LtCdr Clarence William Becker.

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

He was awarded the Purple Heart.

Service # 3720362

Husband of Evelyn Twyla Anderson who resided in Laramie, Wyoming.

The Longshaw received 9 battle stars for World War II service.

Bio by:
Russell S. "Russ" Pickett

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