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Robert Joseph Sanders, GM2c
USS Salt Lake City CA25
1942-1944
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USS SLC...Enlisted Navy...Robert Joseph Sanders, GM2c

US FLAG Robert J. Sanders passed away on June 8, 1987
Nov. 3rd, 2002

Hello Sandy

My father was Robert Joseph Sanders. He boarded the SLC on Nov 23, 1942. I looked at the pictures but couldnít find him. It is my understanding he was in a gunnery group but I donít know the division. You have a wonderful website.

My father was fairly tall for the times...6' 3". He was born in St. Louis, Mo. in 1920.

I received his discharge records. Thank you for your help. I feel like I have gotten to know my father better thru these records.

He had his Naval training at Great Lakes, Illinois and reported to the USS Salt Lake City on Nov. 23rd, 1942. He was in the engagement off the Komandorskie Islands March 26,1943 in a battle in which the enemy force was twice the size of our own force. He participated in Kiska Island bombardments Aug. 2 - 12, 1943.
Signed by Capt B. J. Rodgers and J. T. Brewer Commander

He participated in the Nansei Shoto Campaign, the Gilbert Islands Operation from Nov. 18th, 1943 to Jane. 21, 1944.

He participated in the Marshall Islands Operation from Jan. 21, to Mar 23rd, 1944, then in task force raids on Palau Island. Signed by Capt. L.W. Busby

He then transferred to Point Matara, anti-aircraft school and also at the end of his service was on the USS Anacostia. His separation was Oct. 20th, 1945 from Sampson, New York. His ratings held were as, s2c, s1c, gm3c, gm2c. His ribbons included American area, Asiatic Pacific 5 stars, Good Conduct medal.

Thank you,
Robert Sanders, Son


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