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Anderson, John "Andy"

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: February 10, 1939 - March 30, 2017

Biography

John “Andy” Anderson served aboard Growler from August 1961 to May 1963. Anderson was born in Montana, and moved to Fairbanks, Alaska, when he was a young child. After joining the Navy, he became a fire control technician and served as the torpedo fire controlman aboard Growler. Anderson then remained in the Navy, serving on four more submarines after Growler, and upon leaving the Navy, became a weapons systems engineer, again working with submarines.

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John "Andy" Anderson Oral History

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Identifier: OHP 112
Scope and Contents John “Andy” Anderson served aboard Growler from August 1961 to May 1963, as a fire control technician (missile guidance systems) third class and was the torpedo fire controlman aboard Growler. Anderson began his interview by stating that his father served aboard German submarines during World War I, which influenced his decision to join the Navy and serve aboard submarines. He then briefly discussed his childhood before explaining why he joined the Navy. Anderson continued, describing his...