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Robert Harold Anderson

Military

Assigned to 844BS, 489BG, 8AF USAAF. B-24 'Fay Day' took off for mission, unable to reach altitude, aborted mission. Attempting landing, A/C turned sharply to the left and crashed. Gas tanks and bombs exploded shortly thereafter. 25-Jun-44. Killed in Action(KIA).

Awards: AM, PH.

Service

People

  • Edward Hamilton

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 489th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 844BS, 489BG, 8AF USAAF. A/C took off for mission. Unable to reach altitude and aborted mission. Attempting landing, A/C turned sharply to the left and crashed. Gas tanks and bombs exploded shortly thereafter. 25-Jun-44. Killed in Action...

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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. ...

  • 489th Bomb Group

    489th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 489th Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators out of Halesworth, Suffolk, for several months from May 1944 until later in the year. The Group flew tactical missions in support of ground forces in northern France. It was in this tactical role that the crews...

  • 844th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-94874 'Fay Day'

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 844BS, 489BG, 8AF USAAF. A/C took off for mission., unable to reach altitude - aborted mission. No. 1 engine feathered due to mech failure. Attempting landing, turned sharply to the left and crashed. Gas tanks and bombs exploded shortly...

Associated Place

  • Halesworth

    Military site : airfield
    Halesworth was constructed in 1942-1943. Initially planned as a bomber airfield, its location close to the Suffolk coast meant that it was in an ideal position to operate escort fighters, where range was a critical factor. Consequently, the 56th...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Mason City, IA 24 February 1921

Son of James L and Tena S Anderson. Husband of Luella Margeret [Romig] Anderson (Re-married as Miltenberger).

Enlisted Camp Dodge, Herrold, IA 29 December 1942

Camp Dodge, Herrold, Iowa

Based Halesworth 1944 – 25 June 1944

Assigned to 844BS, 489BG, 8AF USAAF.

Died Halesworth, UK 25 June 1944

Killed in crash landing 25-Jun-44.

Buried 26 June 1944

Interred
Cambridge American Cemetery
Coton, Cambs, UK

Buried Memorial Park Cemetery, Mason City, IA 1948

Re-Interred
Memorial Park Cemetery
Mason City, Cerro Gordo County, IA

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
25 November 2019 12:12:38 Al_Skiff Changes to biography, awards and events
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/230218259
http://iagenweb.org/wwii/WWIIRollofHonor/CerroGordoCounty.htm
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/100928142/james-l_-anderson
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/100929308/tena-s_-anderson

Date Contributor Update
25 November 2019 11:40:45 Al_Skiff Changes to events
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/648230869
https://www.fold3.com/image/310952143
https://www.fold3.com/record/89974513-robert-h-anderson
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/39536777/robert-harold-anderson

Date Contributor Update
25 November 2019 11:37:23 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, service number, role, biography, awards, events, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/648230869
https://www.fold3.com/image/310952143
https://www.fold3.com/record/89974513-robert-h-anderson
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/39536777/robert-harold-anderson

Date Contributor Update
20 October 2015 09:16:21 Lucyd Changes to events
Sources

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Anderson&GSfn=Robe...

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:23:30 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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