S.S. Allan Jackson

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( All lettering shown in " BLUE " on this website are links )
   
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S.S. Allan Jackson

S.S. W. D. Anderson

Photo & additional information courtesy of

" uboat.net "

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WW II
 

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Page last updated:

September 19, 2019

Sinking on February 22, 1942 the W. D. Anderson reportedly loss " 35 " of her crew !


     The steam tanker " S.S. W.D. Anderson " was a World War II Liberty ship built by the Moore Shipbuilding Company, Oakland California, and completed in September, 1921.   The ship was Powered by Oil-fired steam, was 500 feet long and had a Gross Tonnage of 10,227 and Net Tonnage of 6,552 tons.   It was built for the Southern Pacific Company and was first named the " Tamiahua ".   It was purchased by the Atlantic Refining Company, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1936 and was renamed the " S.S. W.D. Anderson ".

     On February 22, 1942, while enroute from Corpus Christi, Texas to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with a load of crude oil, the unescorted and unarmed " S.S. W.D. Anderson " was torpedoed by " German U-504 " about 12 miles northeast of Jupiter Light, Florida.   The first explosion caused the ship to burst into flames and almost immediately a second explosion occured.   One of the crew members (see below), out of the ship's complement of 36, was able to jump overboard right after the first explosion.   He was the only survivor of this sinking.   Eight officers and 27 crewmen were lost as the ship soon sank.


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The ship Master/Captain of the S.S. W.D. Anderson was:

" Albert Benjamin Walters "

who went down with his ship !

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The only survivor was:

" Frank Leonard Terry "

He serviced as a Wiper on the Ship!


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     The following below list was created in the memory of those who "Gave Their All" on the S.S. W.D. Anderson.   There are personal "online memorials" for each of these honored men that were created for them by using the "Find A Grave" website.   You will see a blue " Yes " behind their names and by clicking on the " Yes " you will see a personal memorial that has been created for them by myself or someone else.


Key to Abbreviations and Notes

MM     =  Awarded the " Mariner's Medal " ~ ( Awarded to the Merchant Marines for being wounded, Missing or Killed In Action )

MM *  =  Awarded the " Combat Bar " ~ ( Awarded to those who are under combat conditions )

MM **  =  Awarded the " Combat Star " ~ ( Awarded to those who are forced to abandon ship when attacked or damaged )

Other Medals  =  Such as Good Conduct Medals, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medals, American Defense Service Medals, etc. " Are Not " included in this listing.

  =  Picture of person shown on online memorial

  =  Picture of tombstone shown on online memorial

Cenotaph  =  A memorial stone only  ~  " OR "  ~  Remains not recovered  ~  " OR "  ~  Interred somewhere unknown.

( www.usmm.org/medals.html )        

" Special Thanks " go to the " Remarkable Website " :

American Merchant Marine

" usmm.org "

Please visit this great site for more by clicking above !

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Quick Link by first letter of Last Name

( Those letters shown below in " Maroon " had no crew members on this ship )

A ] - B ] - C ] - D ] - E ] - F ] - G ] - H ] - I ] - J ] - K ] - L ]

M ] - N ] - O ] - P ] - Q ] - R ] - S ] - T ] - U ] - V ] - W ] - X ] - Y ] - Z ]



  Last Name, First Name, M.I.
         Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
State / Country
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
 For Online 
Memorial
Click on
" Yes "

  Aguinaldo,  Robert
          MM ** ~ Off Florida ~ n/a

Steward
" Ship's Crew "
U.S. Merchant
Marine
Pennsylvania
Missing In Action

February 22, 1942
Cemetery /
Memorial
" Not Found "
" Yes "
Cenotaph


  Last Name, First Name, M.I.
         Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
State / Country
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
 For Online 
Memorial
Click on
" Yes "

  Bachman,  Frederick J.
          MM ** ~ Off Florida ~ n/a

Able-Bodied
Seaman
" Ship's Crew "
U.S. Merchant
Marine
Pennsylvania
Missing In Action

February 22, 1942
Cemetery /
Memorial
" Not Found "
" Yes "
Cenotaph


  Last Name, First Name, M.I.
         Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
State / Country
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
 For Online 
Memorial
Click on
" Yes "

  Carey,  Halton R.
          MM ** ~ Off Florida ~ n/a

Ordinary
Seaman
" Ship's Crew "
U.S. Merchant
Marine
Delaware
Missing In Action

February 22, 1942
Cemetery /
Memorial
" Not Found "
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Castro,  Apolonio R.
          MM ** ~ Off Florida ~ n/a

Cook
" Ship's Crew "
U.S. Merchant
Marine
Pennsylvania
Missing In Action

February 22, 1942
Cemetery /
Memorial
" Not Found "
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Cotton,  James T., Jr.
          MM ** ~ Off Florida ~ n/a

Radio
Officer
" Ship's Crew "
U.S. Merchant
Marine
Georgia
Missing In Action

February 22, 1942
Cemetery /
Memorial
" Not Found "
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Cox,  Jeff D.
          MM ** ~ Off Florida ~ n/a

Fireman /
Watertender
" Ship's Crew "
U.S. Merchant
Marine
Mississippi
Missing In Action

February 22, 1942
Cemetery /
Memorial
" Not Found "
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Crawford,  Joseph W., Jr.
          MM ** ~ Off Florida ~ n/a

Wiper
" Ship's Crew "
U.S. Merchant
Marine
Pennsylvania
Missing In Action

February 22, 1942
Cemetery /
Memorial
" Not Found "
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Cullinan,  Thomas
          MM ** ~ Off Florida ~ n/a

Deck
Maintenance
Man
" Ship's Crew "
U.S. Merchant
Marine
Pennsylvania
Missing In Action

February 22, 1942
Cemetery /
Memorial
" Not Found "
" Yes "
Cenotaph


  Last Name, First Name, M.I.
         Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
State / Country
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
 For Online 
Memorial
Click on
" Yes "

  Dyczkowski,  John L.
          MM ** ~ Off Florida ~ n/a

Oiler
" Ship's Crew "
U.S. Merchant
Marine
Pennsylvania
Missing In Action

February 22, 1942
Cemetery /
Memorial
" Not Found "
" Yes "
Cenotaph


Last Names starting with " E " ~ " There Were None ! "


  Last Name, First Name, M.I.
         Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
State / Country
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
 For Online 
Memorial
Click on
" Yes "

  Ferry,  Bernard J.
          MM ** ~ Off Florida ~ n/a

Deck
Maintenance
Man
" Ship's Crew "
U.S. Merchant
Marine
Illinois
Missing In Action

February 22, 1942
Cemetery /
Memorial
" Not Found "
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Franklin,  Billie J.
          MM ** ~ Off Florida ~ 

Able-Bodied
Seaman
" Ship's Crew "
U.S. Merchant
Marine
Alabama
Missing In Action

February 22, 1942
Cornelius Chapel
Cemetery
Buhl, AL
" Yes "
Cenotaph


  Last Name, First Name, M.I.
         Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
State / Country
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
 For Online 
Memorial
Click on
" Yes "

  Glacklin,  John J.
          MM ** ~ Off Florida ~ n/a

Third
Mate
" Ship's Crew "
U.S. Merchant
Marine
Pennsylvania
Missing In Action

February 22, 1942
Cemetery /
Memorial
" Not Found "
" Yes "
Cenotaph


  Last Name, First Name, M.I.
         Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
State / Country
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
 For Online 
Memorial
Click on
" Yes "

  Heir,  Alfred W.
          MM ** ~ Off Florida ~ n/a

Wiper
" Ship's Crew "
U.S. Merchant
Marine
Missouri
Missing In Action

February 22, 1942
Cemetery /
Memorial
" Not Found "
" Yes "
Cenotaph


  Last Name, First Name, M.I.
         Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
State / Country
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
 For Online 
Memorial
Click on
" Yes "

  Iseminger,  Alva J.
          MM ** ~ Off Florida ~ n/a

Deck
Maintenance
Man
" Ship's Crew "
U.S. Merchant
Marine
Pennsylvania
Missing In Action

February 22, 1942
Cemetery /
Memorial
" Not Found "
" Yes "
Cenotaph


  Last Name, First Name, M.I.
         Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
State / Country
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
 For Online 
Memorial
Click on
" Yes "

  Jensen,  Neil
          MM ** ~ Off Florida ~ n/a

Fireman /
Watertender
" Ship's Crew "
U.S. Merchant
Marine
New Jersey
Missing In Action

February 22, 1942
Cemetery /
Memorial
" Not Found "
" Yes "
Cenotaph


  Last Name, First Name, M.I.
         Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
State / Country
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
 For Online 
Memorial
Click on
" Yes "

  Kabat,  Cyril
          MM ** ~ Off Florida ~ n/a

Deck
Maintenance
Man
" Ship's Crew "
U.S. Merchant
Marine
Illinois
Missing In Action

February 22, 1942
Cemetery /
Memorial
" Not Found "
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Kalima,  William K.
          MM ** ~ Off Florida ~ n/a

Messman
" Ship's Crew "
U.S. Merchant
Marine
New Jersey
Missing In Action

February 22, 1942
Cemetery /
Memorial
" Not Found "
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Kline,  Harvey W.
          MM ** ~ Off Florida ~ 

Chief Mate
" Ship's Crew "
U.S. Merchant
Marine
Pennsylvania
Missing In Action

February 22, 1942
Zion Gosherts
Church Cemetery
Lebanon, PA
" Yes "
Cenotaph


  Last Name, First Name, M.I.
         Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
State / Country
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
 For Online 
Memorial
Click on
" Yes "

  Lamb,  Frederick E.
          MM ** ~ Off Florida ~ n/a

Able-Bodied
Seaman
" Ship's Crew "
U.S. Merchant
Marine
North Carolina
Missing In Action

February 22, 1942
Cemetery /
Memorial
" Not Found "
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Liles,  Burwell E.
          MM ** ~ Off Florida ~ n/a

Third
Engineer
" Ship's Crew "
U.S. Merchant
Marine
Pennsylvania
Missing In Action

February 22, 1942
Cemetery /
Memorial
" Not Found "
" Yes "
Cenotaph


  Last Name, First Name, M.I.
         Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
State / Country
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
 For Online 
Memorial
Click on
" Yes "

  Madelaine,  Leon
          MM ** ~ Off Florida ~ n/a

Able-Bodied
Seaman
" Ship's Crew "
U.S. Merchant
Marine
New York
Missing In Action

February 22, 1942
Cemetery /
Memorial
" Not Found "
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Marsh,  Walter C.
          MM ** ~ Off Florida ~ 

Fireman /
Watertender
" Ship's Crew "
U.S. Merchant
Marine
Virginia
Missing In Action

February 22, 1942
Morattico Baptist
Church Cemetery
Kilmarnock, VA
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Matinog,  Alexandro
          MM ** ~ Off Florida ~ n/a

Messman
" Ship's Crew "
U.S. Merchant
Marine
Pennsylvania
Missing In Action

February 22, 1942
Cemetery /
Memorial
" Not Found "
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  McDonald,  Russell L.
          MM ** ~ Off Florida ~ n/a

Ordinary
Seaman
" Ship's Crew "
U.S. Merchant
Marine
Pennsylvania
Missing In Action

February 22, 1942
Cemetery /
Memorial
" Not Found "
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Mehl,  William J.
          MM ** ~ Off Florida ~ n/a

Ordinary
Seaman
" Ship's Crew "
U.S. Merchant
Marine
Pennsylvania
Missing In Action

February 22, 1942
Cemetery /
Memorial
" Not Found "
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Meisner,  Julian R.
          MM ** ~ Off Florida ~ n/a

Chief
Engineer
" Ship's Crew "
U.S. Merchant
Marine
Pennsylvania
Missing In Action

February 22, 1942
Cemetery /
Memorial
" Not Found "
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Melin,  Carl A.
          MM ** ~ Off Florida ~ n/a

Second
Engineer
" Ship's Crew "
U.S. Merchant
Marine
Pennsylvania
Missing In Action

February 22, 1942
Cemetery /
Memorial
" Not Found "
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Molchan,  Joseph P.
          MM ** ~ Off Florida ~ n/a

Able-Bodied
Seaman
" Ship's Crew "
U.S. Merchant
Marine
Pennsylvania
Missing In Action

February 22, 1942
Cemetery /
Memorial
" Not Found "
" Yes "
Cenotaph


Last Names starting with " N " ~ " There Were None ! "

Last Names starting with " O " ~ " There Were None ! "

Last Names starting with " P " ~ " There Were None ! "

Last Names starting with " Q " ~ " There Were None ! "


  Last Name, First Name, M.I.
         Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
State / Country
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
 For Online 
Memorial
Click on
" Yes "

  Robbins,  Raymond L.
          MM ** ~ Off Florida ~ 

Oiler
" Ship's Crew "
U.S. Merchant
Marine
Virginia
Missing In Action

February 22, 1942
White Stone
UM Church Cemetery
White Stone, VA
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Robertson,  J. Clifton
          MM ** ~ Off Florida ~ n/a

Oiler
" Ship's Crew "
U.S. Merchant
Marine
Virginia
Missing In Action

February 22, 1942
Cemetery /
Memorial
" Not Found "
" Yes "
Cenotaph


  Last Name, First Name, M.I.
         Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
State / Country
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
 For Online 
Memorial
Click on
" Yes "

  Samuelson,  Carl S.
          MM ** ~ Off Florida ~ n/a

First
Engineer
" Ship's Crew "
U.S. Merchant
Marine
Pennsylvania
Missing In Action

February 22, 1942
Cemetery /
Memorial
" Not Found "
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Sanderson,  David R.
          MM ** ~ Off Florida ~ n/a

Pumpman
" Ship's Crew "
U.S. Merchant
Marine
Pennsylvania
Missing In Action

February 22, 1942
Cemetery /
Memorial
" Not Found "
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Smith,  Charles E.
          MM ** ~ Off Florida ~ n/a

Able-Bodied
Seaman
" Ship's Crew "
U.S. Merchant
Marine
North Carolina
Missing In Action

February 22, 1942
Cemetery /
Memorial
" Not Found "
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Stitsel,  Mahlon E.
          MM ** ~ Off Florida ~ 

Second
Mate
" Ship's Crew "
U.S. Merchant
Marine
Pennsylvania
Missing In Action

February 22, 1942
Riverside
Cemetery
Defiance, OH
" Yes "
Cenotaph


Last Names starting with " T " ~ " There Were None ! "

Last Names starting with " U " ~ " There Were None ! "

Last Names starting with " V " ~ " There Were None ! "


  Last Name, First Name, M.I.
         Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
State / Country
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
 For Online 
Memorial
Click on
" Yes "

  Walters,  Albert B., Jr.
          MM ** ~ Off Florida ~

Master /
Captain
" Ship's Crew "
U.S. Merchant
Marine
Kansas
Missing In Action

February 22, 1942
Milford Cemetery
Milford, KS
" Yes "
Cenotaph


Last Names starting with " X " ~ " There Were None ! "

Last Names starting with " Y " ~ " There Were None ! "

Last Names starting with " Z " ~ " There Were None ! "

Email any questions or comments to:

Russ Pickett

( russpickde@comcast.net )