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Anderson, William Lovett

Date of birth:
April 10th, 1906 (Sylvania/Georgia, United States)
Date of death:
November 27th, 2004 (White Rock/South Carolina, United States)


William Anderson graduated from the United States Naval Academy on 26th May 1926. He was the Commanding Officer on the U.S.S. Thresher (SS 200) from 27th March 1940 until 25th May 1942.
He retired as a Rear-Admiral in 1956.

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Second World War (1939-1945)
Lieutenant Commander
Commanding Officer U.S.S. Thresher (SS 200), U.S. Navy
"For distinguished service in the line of his profession as Commanding officer of a submarine, while engaged in hazardous submarine patrol in enemy waters he not only engaged in aggressive and successful action by sinking enemy shipping but he also during that period, reconnoitered enemy shores providing our raiding forces with valuable information, without injury or damage to material or personnel of his command."
Navy Cross


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  • - Sterner C.D., Recipients of The Navy Cross, 1916 - Present
    - family records