Anderson, Jack Derwood, T/5

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Last Rank
Technician Fifth Grade
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1944-1944, 745, F Company, 2nd Ranger Battalion
Service Years
1943 - 1944

Technician Fifth Grade

One Overseas Service Bar

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Home State
Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Los Angeles
Last Address
Los Angeles, CA

Casualty Date
Dec 07, 1944
Hostile, Died
Multiple Fragmentation Wounds
World War II
Location of Interment
Forest Lawn Memorial Park - Glendale, California
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Liberty Section, Lot 2054, Space 2

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
World War II Fallen
  1944, World War II Fallen

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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
2nd Ranger Battalion
  1944-1944, 745, F Company, 2nd Ranger Battalion
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1944 WWII - American Theater
  1944-1944 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater
  1944-1944 WWII - European Theater of Operations/Northern France Campaign (1944)
  1944-1944 WWII - European Theater of Operations/Rhineland Campaign (1944-45)
  1944-1944 WWII - European Theater of Operations/Rhineland Campaign (1944-45)/Battle of Hurtgen Forest
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

T/5 Anderson and his brother, William, were both killed in the same battle while serving with the 2nd Ranger Battalion. They are buried next to each other.

On December 2, 1944 Jack transfered into Bill's Ranger unit, already in the German area of the Huertegen Forest. 

Jack D. Anderson and his brother William enlisted into the U.S. Army on Feb. 3, 1943.

On Dec. 7th 1944, the Rangers assaulted Castle Hill (Hill 400) east of Bergstein. Company D and Company F began the assault at 7:30 AM of the heavily fortified hill laden with pill boxes. It was a bloody battle with repeated German counter attacks and heavy artillery barrages. The Rangers succeeded in capturing Hill 400 but with heavy casualties including Jack and his brother William, both dying from shrapnel wounds.

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