PFC Earl Joseph Anderson

PFC Earl Joseph Anderson

Birth
Bradford, McKean County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 12 Nov 1944 (aged 32)
At Sea
Burial Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines
Plot F Row 14 Grave 43
Memorial ID 56766578 · View Source
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Earl served as a Private First Class, 499th Bomber Squadron, 345th Bomber Group, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in McKean County, Pennsylvania prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army on April 25, 1942 in Erie, Pennsylvania. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a Filling Station Attendant and also as Single, without dependents.

Earl was "Killed In Action" while a passenger on the S.S. Thomas Nelson which was hit by a Japanese kamikaze attack during the war.

He was one of 136 soldiers that were killed during that attack on the Nelson.

He was awarded the Purple Heart.

Service # 33270283

( Bio by: Russ Pickett )

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Below article submitted by: Eric Ackerman.

THE BRADFORD ERA, BRADFORD, PA., WEDNESDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 27, 1944, FRONT PAGE

E.J. ANDERSON KILLED IN ACTION ON LEYTE: ARRIVED IN PHILIPPINES IN OCTOBER FOLLOWING SERVICE IN AUSTRALIA AND ALSO NEW GUINEA

Mrs. Dina Swanson of 186 High street received a telegram from the War Department, Saturday informing her that her son, Pfc. Earl J. Anderson, 32, was killed in action on Leyte on Nov. 12. The wire stated that a letter will follow.

Pfc. Anderson entered the service April 25, 1942, and received training at Keesler Field, Miss., and Santa Monica, Calif. He was stationed at the Army Air Base at Columbia, S.C. before going overseas in April, 1943.

He has been stationed in Australia and New Guinea, where he was placed in the Operations office, and in October of this year arrived in the Philippine Islands.

Born in Bradford on April 4, 1912, Pfc. Anderson had lived here his entire life. He was a graduate of Bradford High school, class of 1930, and before going into the Army, was associated with his brother at the Seven Dials Service Station.

Surviving him, besides his mother, are one sister, Elsie, this city; and three brothers, Wilbur, this city, and Carl and Wallace, both of Detroit, Mich.


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  • Maintained by: MAJ Jimmy Cotton
  • Originally Created by: War Graves
  • Added: 8 Aug 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 56766578
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for PFC Earl Joseph Anderson (4 Apr 1912–12 Nov 1944), Find a Grave Memorial no. 56766578, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines ; Maintained by MAJ Jimmy Cotton (contributor 48803557) .