ANDERSON, Donald William - SM3/c USN - Oregon

Donald William Anderson SM3c
Donald William Anderson
Signalman Third Class
Donald William Anderson SM3c
USS Arizona Memorial Wall
USS Arizona ROC
  • Name of Record: Donald William Anderson
  • Branch: United States Navy
  • Service Number: 393 27 18
  • Rate: SM3/c (Signalman Third Class)
  • Duties: Stand signal watch on bridge. Identify flags. Use blinker, searchlight and semaphore. Use range finder, searchlights, signal apparatus.
  • Enlisted: 13 July 1938
  • Place: Portland, Oregon
  • Onboard USS Arizona: 2 January 1939
  • From: NTS San Diego
  • Birth Name: Donald William Anderson
  • Date of Birth: 6 October 1920
  • Place of Birth: Portland, Oregon
  • School: Grant High School
  • Hometown / State on December 1941: Portland, Oregon
  • Next of Kin: Mr. William H. Anderson - Father
  • Address: 319 Pittlock Block, Portland, Oregon
  • Parents: William Harry Anderson & Esther Johansen Stensrüd [Stensrude] Anderson
  • 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.