ANDERSON, Delbert Jake - BM2/c USN - Minnesota

Delbert Jake Anderson BM2c
Delbert Jake Anderson
Boatswain's Mate Second Class
Delbert Jake Anderson BM2c
USS Arizona Memorial Wall
USS Arizona ROC
  • Name of Record: Delbert Jake Anderson
  • Branch: United States Navy
  • Service Number: 328 47 13
  • Rate: BM2/c (Boatswain's Mate Second Class)
  • Duties: Work with canvas and hoisting with block and tackle. Handle rope, wire, and anchor chain. Handle power and sail boats. Steer ship and chart courses. Direct salvage.
  • Enlisted: 18 May 1937
  • Place: Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Training: NTS Great Lakes
  • Onboard USS Arizona: 19 September 1937
  • Birth Name: Delbert Jake Anderson
  • Date of Birth: 26 August 1917
  • Place of Birth: Verona, North Dakota
  • School: Not Known
  • Hometown / State on December 1941: Dilworth, Minnesota
  • Next of Kin: Mr. Edwin Sigfried Anderson - Father
  • Address: Dilworth, Minnesota
  • Parents: Edwin Sigfried Anderson & Laura Lavina Stokes Anderson
  • Brother: Twin brother - John Delmar Anderson, USS Arizona Survivor
  • Disposition: Unrecoverable – Among the 900+ souls still onboard the USS Arizona
  • Posthumous Awards: Purple Heart, American Defense Service Medal w/Fleet Clasp, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal w/Star, WWII Victory Medal

Photo and Service information from the Vincent J. Vlach, USN Ret., (USS Arizona Survivor & Ship's Historian) and I. B. Nease, USNR Ret., (USS Arizona Historian) Collections [privately held collections]
Other Information, Documents, and/or Photos provided by N. A. Nease, USS Arizona Historian [privately held collection]
Report of Changes: National Archives at College Park; College Park, Maryland, United States; Muster Rolls of U.S. Navy Ships, Stations, and Other Naval Activities, 01/01/1939 - 01/01/1949; Record Group: 24, Records of the Bureau of Naval Personnel, 1798 - 2007; Series ARC ID: 594996; Series MLR Number: A1 135
Information researched and compiled by N. A. Nease.
May not be reprinted in any form, other than non-profit educational use, without prior written permission of the author.