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Lee William Anderson

Military

Assigned to 55FS, 20FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) fighter bomber mission to Chaumont, after strafing ground targets, A/C had oil failure, crashed near Epioux on 10-Aug-44 in P-51D 44-13679. Evaded (EVD). MACR 7764. Completed (End) Tour of Duty (ETD).

Awards: AM (3 OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

Post War: Returned to North Dakota where he joined his father as a partner in an Ace Hardware store.

Service

Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 20th Fighter Group

    20th Fighter Group

    Group
    In August 1943, the 20th Fighter Group arrived in Clyde, Scotland, before travelling to Kings Cliffe, Northamptonshire, which was to be their base for the rest of the war. The Group flew 312 missions before their last mission on 25 April 1945. The...

  • 55th Fighter Squadron

Aircraft

  • 44-13679

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 55FS, 20FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) fighter bomber mission to Chaumont, after strafing ground targets A/C lost oil pressure and was abandoned, crashed near Epioux on 10-Aug-44. Pilot Lt Lee Anderson Evaded (EVD) MACR 7764.

  • 42-68160

    P-38 Lightning
    Assigned to 55FS, 20FG, 8AF USAAF.

Associated Place

  • Wittering

    Military site : airfield
    Wittering, now in Cambridgeshire, began as RFC Stamford in 1916. By the end of the First World War, it had been renamed RAF Wittering, and was used by both British and American aircraft. It had six hangars, fifteen aircraft sheds and many other...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Stanley, ND 58784, USA 2 July 1921
Lived in Stanley, North Dakota 1940
Crashed W Luke Ave, Phoenix, AZ, USA 1 September 1943

Landing Accident Ground Loop Luke Field, Phoenix, Arizona Cat 3 damage, pilot Lt Lee W Anderson, 1-Sep-43.

AT-6D 42-44518 - 332 SEFTS

Crashed Tickhill, Doncaster, UK 10 May 1944

Baled Out out of fuel 1/2mi East Tickhill Cat 5 damage, pilot Lt Lee W Anderson, 10-May-44.

440510 P-38J 42-67874 554FTS 496FTG 8AF.

Assigned Wittering, Peterborough PE8, UK 26 May 1944 – 3 October 1944

Assigned to 55FS, 20FG, 8AF USAAF.

Crashed King's Cliffe, Peterborough PE8, UK 4 July 1944

Hit by A/C P-38J 42-67756 while taxiing in P38J 42-68160 4-Jul-44. Kings Cliffe/Sta 367.

Evaded (EVD) 6821 Epioux, Belgium 10 August 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) fighter bomber mission to Chaumont, after strafing ground targets, A/C had oil failure, crashed near Epioux on 10-Aug-44 in P-51D 44-13679. Evaded (EVD). MACR 7764.

Promotion Wittering, Peterborough PE8, UK 17 August 1944

Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.

End Tour of Duty (ETD) England, UK 22 September 1944

Ended Tour of Duty (ETD).

Buried Petaluma, CA, USA July 1980

Cypress Hill Memorial Park
Petaluma
Sonoma County
California, USA

Died Monterey County, CA, USA 18 July 1980

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
17 July 2016 20:44:36 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, highest rank, role, biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbapi.asp?Pilot=Anderson%2C+Lee+W...
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Anderson&GSfn=Lee&...

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:18:23 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 7764 / MACR 7764, King;'s Cliffe Memorial Edition, Losses of the Eighth and Ninth Air Forces Vol. IV by Bishop & Hey, p.29 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

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