Anderson, Garland C., Pvt

Fallen
 
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Last Rank
Private
Last Service Branch
Signal Corps
Last Primary MOS
951-Radio Repairman, VHF
Last MOS Group
Signal Corps (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1941-1941, 951, Army Air Corps
Service Years
1941 - 1941

Private


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Home State
Georgia
Georgia
Year of Birth
1917
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Crandall, Georgia
Last Address
Hickam Field, Hawaii

Casualty Date
Dec 07, 1941
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Other Explosive Device
Location
Hawaii
Conflict
WWII - Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)/Attack on Pearl Harbor 7 December 1941
Location of Interment
National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific - Honolulu, Hawaii
Wall/Plot Coordinates
O 116

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Pearl Harbor Memorial Medallion


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World War II Fallen
  1941, World War II Fallen [Verified]


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 Unit Assignments
Army Air Corps
  1941-1941, 951, Army Air Corps
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1941 Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)/Attack on Pearl Harbor 7 December 1941
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Information from the "History of Tift County", by Ida Belle Williams c. 1948 by the J. W. Burke Co, Macon, GA and reprinted in 1979 by the W.H. Wolfe Co of Atlanta, page 270. 
"Garland C. Anderson was born at Crandall, Ga. In 1920 he moved with his family to Omega, Tift County, Georgia, where he was graduated from high school in 1935. He attended the Coynes Radio and Electric School in Chicago, Ill. On March 10, 1941, he enlisted in the U. S. Army Air Corps, and was assigned to Hickman Field, Hawaii in the radio department. He was the first casuality in World War II from Tift County, Georgia and lost his life in the Japanese attack of Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. He was an only child, whose mother was Mrs. Jennie Mae Anderson of Omega, Ga. The Tifton Post of the V.F. W. in Tifton, Ga is named in his honor as the Garland C. Anderson Post Number 5250.

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