Alfred W. Anderson

Alfred W. Anderson

Death 1 Jul 1942
At Sea
Memorial Site* Manhattan, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA

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Lieutenant Junior Grade, Alfred W. Anderson MIA/KIA
Hometown: Oregon
Official Date of death: 2-Jul-43
Service # 0-095947
Awards: Purple Heart
Master William Raymond MacDonough

Ship: S.S. Warrior Steam merchant
Mission: Freighter
Mission Date: 1-Jul-42
Location: 10.54N, 61.02W - Grid ED 9951
Fate: Sunk by U-126 (Ernst Bauer)
Complement: 56 (7 dead and 49 survivors).

At 18.31 hours on 1 Jul, 1942, the unescorted Warrior was hit on the port side by two torpedoes from U-126 about 125 miles east of Trinidad. The first hit abaft the bridge and the second struck in the #5 hatch, breaking the main shaft and killing three crewmen on watch below. The ship settled rapidly by the stern and sank within 5 minutes. Despite this, the four armed guards from the forward 3in gun fired four rounds but went down with the ship. The most of the eight officers, 34 crewmen and 14 armed guards (the ship was armed with one 4in, one 3in, four .50cal and two .30cal guns) on board abandoned ship in two lifeboats and were picked up after four hours by USS Herbert (DD 160) and taken to Trinidad.

USN Personnel associated with S.S. Warrior
Frank P. Abasta
Alfred W. Anderson
Edgar V. Pickern
Edgar V. Pickern
Frank C. Stetz

Merchant Marine
John Joseph Ash
Stephen Henry David
William Raymond MacDonough
Charles Douglas Schermer

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