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Andrew Jackson Gandy

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Seaman Second Class Andrew Jackson Gandy (20 October 1924 in Chattanooga, Tennessee – 12/13 November 1942) was awarded the Navy Cross during World War II.

Awarded the Navy Cross[edit]

He gallantly gave his life on board cruiser USS San Francisco (CA-38) in a heroic gunnery action against Japanese torpedo planes during the Battle of Guadalcanal. He was posthumously awarded the Navy Cross.


USS Gandy (DE-764) was named in his honor. The ship was launched 12 December 1943 by the Tampa Shipbuilding Co., Tampa, Florida; sponsored by Miss Ruby Gandy, sister of Seaman Gandy; and, commissioned at Tampa 7 February 1944.

See also[edit]

Other articles of the topics Biography AND World War II : Myles C. Fox, Clancy Lyall, Frank O. Slater, Edwin Alfred Howard, Leland Evan Thomas, Maurice Joseph Manuel, Max Silverstein

Other articles of the topic Biography : Anousha Nazari, Norman Dike, Chris O'Neill (Oney), Remi A. Balduck, Nadeem Askar, Cal Farley, Lists of people

Other articles of the topic World War II : Robert Burr Smith, Harvey Emerson Oswald, Rogers Blood, Jack Mason Gougar, Harry James Lowe Jr., Arthur E. Loeser, Jaime Sabater Sr.
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This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships.

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