From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Elmer Anderson '35

Date of birth: November 15, 1911

Date of death: February 18, 1942

Age: 30

Lucky Bag

From the 1935 Lucky Bag:


Elmer was lost when USS Truxtun (DD 229) grounded in Newfoundland on February 18, 1942.

The book "Standing Into Danger" by Cassie Brown detail's Truxtun's loss, as well as the loss of USS Pollux (AKS 2) and USS Wilkes (DD 441). The website "Dead Reckoning: The Pollux-Truxtun Disaster" is also devoted to the topic.

His father was listed as next of kin.

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James W. Danforth '38, Ralph Hickox '27, and Arthur L. Newman '34 were also lost when the Truxton was grounded.

Class of 1935

Elmer is one of 56 members of the Class of 1935 on Virtual Memorial Hall.