In Memory of
U.S. Navy Aviation Radioman Third Class
Wayne Maurice Anderson
Summit, South Dakota
Grant County 
April 7, 1920 January 26, 1943
Killed in Plane Accident in Hawaii

 Wayne Maurice Anderson

Wayne Maurice Anderson was born April 7, 1920, at Marvin, Grant County, South Dakota, to Robert and Ruth Anderson. He had a younger brother, Dale, and a sister, Arlene. Wayne was a high school graduate of Summit High School. He was considered a young man of sterling character.

On December 22, 1941, Wayne Anderson entered active service at Aberdeen, South Dakota, and was trained at Seattle, Washington, and San Diego, California, to be an airplane radioman, whose job it was to keep contact with the ships down below. He went overseas in October of 1942.

Aviation Radioman Third Class Wayne Anderson was killed on January 26, 1943, when his plane went down near Pearl Harbor in Hawaii.  He had been overseas for about 12 weeks. He was 22 years old.

Wayne Anderson is listed on the Tablets of the Missing at Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu, Hawaii.

This entry was respectfully submitted by Sara Crane, 8th Grade, Milbank Middle School, Milbank, South Dakota.  Information for this entry was provided by the Grant County Review, 2/4/43 issue, supplied by Sharon Steege of the Grant County Historical Society.