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Bobbie D. Anderson

Military

Killed in Action (KIA) Crashed at Politz in B-17 'Son of a Blitz' #4231081

Service

Units served with

  • 401st Bomb Group

    401st Bomb Group

    Group
    The 401st Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Deenethorpe, Northamptonshire, from November 1943 to June 1945. Starting their missions at that time meant the focus was very much on the coming invasion attempt of France planned for the following...

  • 613th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-31081 Son of a Blitz

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 16/9/43; Assigned 613BS/401BG [IN-C] Deenethorpe 4/11/43; Missing in Action Zwickau 7/10/44 with Augustus J. Nelson, Edgar W. Nevois, John S. Kulczycki Jr., Blaine B.Wilcox, Larry E. Williams, John T. Dorris, Frank R. Majeski, Bobbie...

Associated Place

  • Deenethorpe

    Military site : airfield
    Deenethorpe was a base purpose-built for American heavy bombers, with the Class A regulation 2,000 and 1,400-yard runways. All the buildings on site,such as the accommodation and administrative blocks, were temporary. In December 1943, several local...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Fort Gibson, Oklahoma, USA 7 July 1924
Killed in Action (KIA) Germany 7 October 1944
Buried 9 February 1950

Zachary Taylor National Cemetery, Louisville KY

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
26 July 2017 19:43:24 Win Bryson Changes to middlename, service number, role, events, place associations and media associations
Sources

401st Bomb Group Individual PR photo, this copy from Ms. Betty Newby (Crewmate's Wife).

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:04:43 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 9757 / MACR 9757,

href="http://www.401bg.org/Main/History/Members/Details.aspx?ID=2148">http://www.401bg.org/Main/History/Members/Details.aspx?ID=2148> / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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