Emmett L. Anderson

NAME
Emmett Lawrence Anderson
NICKNAME
MCSN
273022
HOME OF RECORD
8048 Kenwood Avenue, Chicago, IL
NEXT OF KIN
Wife, Mrs Dorothy Anderson
DATE OF BIRTH
April 3, 1917
DATE OF ENLISTMENT
July 10, 1939
DATE OF LOSS
October 21, 1942
REGION
Solomons
CAMPAIGN / AREA
Guadalcanal
CASUALTY TYPE
MIA / Declared Dead
19 February 1945
UNIT
VMO-251
STAD with VMF-121
DUTY
Pilot
CIRCUMSTANCES OF LOSS
Technical Sergeant Emmett Anderson was an enlisted pilot serving with Marine observation squadron VMO-251. He was assigned to temporary aviation duty with Guadalcanal’s Cactus Air Force on 14 October 1942.

On 21 October 1942, Anderson piloted his Wildcat (F4F-4 02085) into a dogfight with twelve Zeros performing a sweep over Guadalcanal. He never returned from the flight, and likely fell victim to a Japanese pilot’s guns. No trace of his body or the wreckage of his aircraft was ever found.

Anderson was declared dead on 19 February 1945.

INDIVIDUAL DECORATIONS
Purple Heart
LAST KNOWN RANK
Technical Sergeant
Posthumous promotion to Master Technical Sergeant
STATUS OF REMAINS
Not recovered.
MEMORIALS
Gordon Cemetery, Gordon, NE
Manila American Cemetery

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