John Emanuel ANDERSON

 

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ARMY SERIAL NUMBER6383008
AGE25 yo
DATE OF BIRTH25 september 1919
ETATWillmar MINNESOTA
FAMILY--
RANKMoMM 1c - Motor Machinist's Mate First Class
FONCTIONPilot of LCT 30 (Landing Craft Tank)
JOB before ENLISTEMENT MN
DATE of ENLISTEMENT7 february 1942
BOATLCT 30
ARMYUSNR
DATE OF DEATH6 june 1944anderson john e tombe
STATUTMIA
PLACE OF DEATHOmaha Beach
CEMETERY

NORMANDY AMERICAN CEMETERY

Plan du Cimetière Américain Normandy
de Colleville sur Mer

GRAVE
PlotRowGrave
H1114
Unknow X-91
anderson john e unknow
DECORATION
Purple Heart
World War II Victory Medal
European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal
American campaign medal
Navy Presidential Unit Citation
Photo FDLM
victory medal
EAMECampaign
combat action
Presidential unit citation navy
usnr 
STORY

By Tommy P. Lanfredi

From now on there are 9386 graves in the American cemetery of Colleville-sur-mer.

A sailor of the US Navy is on returning to the country 72 years after D-Day.

It is the sailor John Anderson, of Willmar, in Minnesota. been born on September 25th, 1919, as for the most part of the American people he is marked by the slander of Pearl Harbor's attack, he decides to undertake in the navy on February 7th, 1942.

Arrived after the operation Torch in North Africa, he will participate as pilot of LCT in the landing in Sicily then that in Italy. In January, 44 he joins Anglettere to prepare the landing on French coasts.

The D-Day is killed when the boat, the LCT 30, is affected by a German shell which made exploded the engine room where was John, he was going be 25 years old and he died for the freedom.

His body will be interred in the cemetery of Colleville where it will rest(base) under a nameless grave Block H, Row 11, Grave 14.

Thanks to his family and to the progress of the science, the body was able to be identified thanks to the DNA, its rests were repatriated in the United States, of the French ground where it rested almost 72 years, it is finally in his native land that it is in peace.....

Thank you sir, we'll never forget your history.........for my american and english friends, i join the full story of the sailor john Anderson below.


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During his passage in Sicily
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John & sa Purple Heart

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John & the press

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Le LCT 30

 LCT30 brinker sidney commander 

Sidney BRINKER 

Commander of LCT 30

 

   LCT30 crew

Crew

 

LCT30 boat

LCT 30 

LCT30 plan

Plan of the LCT 30

 


INFORMATION SOURCEwww.fox9.com - www.usmhc.org
PICTURE SOURCEwww.fox9.com - www.usmhc.org - Frédéric LAVERNHE
PROGRAMMERFrédéric & Renaud
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