Frank Thomas Saunders
Son of Lionel and Laura Saunders; husband of Ivy Alice Saunders, of Devonport, Auckland, New Zealand.
The Solomon Islands Campaign
Achilles joined United States Navy forces participating in the campaign for the Solomon Islands at the end of December 1942. On 5 January 1943 Task Force 67 had conducted a bombardment of Munda Island and was patrolling near Cape Hunter, off the south coast of Guadalcanal. A group of four Japanese aircraft attacked the force and a bomb hit the top of X turret, blowing the top off and killing 13 men and injuring eight others.
Source: Torpedo Bay Navy Museum, Auckland.
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Text in italics supplied by Cenotaph Online, Auckland War Memorial Museum