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Carl M Anderson

Military

Assigned to 368FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) bomber escort mission to Merseburg, dropped out of formation with engine difficulties, abandoned P-51D 44-14444 when oil pressure hit zero, A/C crashed near Harleshausen 22-Nov-44. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 10476.

Awards: POW, WWII Victory.

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. ...

  • 359th Fighter Group

    359th Fighter Group

    Group
    The 359th Fighter Group flew 346 missions from East Wretham between December 1943 and April 1945. In the main these missions were escorting bombers flying over occupied Europe. The Group, soon after converting from Thunderbolts to Mustangs, were...

  • 368th Fighter Squadron

    368th Fighter Squadron

    Squadron
    Distinguished Unit Citation: Germany, 11 September 1944.

Aircraft

Associated Place

  • East Wretham

    Military site : airfield
    East Wretham was not improved to Class A standard. It retained its shorter runways, although eventually pierced-steel planking was laid to make take offs and landings easier for the Thunderbolt, and then Mustang, pilots. Steel matting was also laid to...

Events

Event Location Date
Lived in Boston, Massachusetts 1940
Assigned Wretham, Thetford IP24, UK 2 August 1944 – 21 November 1944

Assigned to 368FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF.

Prisoner of War (POW) Zagan, Poland 21 November 1944 – 1945

Prisoner of War (POW).

Baled Out Harleshausen, Kassel, Germany 21 November 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) bomber escort mission to Merseburg, dropped out of formation with engine difficulties, abandoned P-51D 44-14444 when oil pressure hit zero, A/C crashed near Harleshausen 22-Nov-44. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 10476.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
12 July 2016 20:48:01 Al_Skiff Changes to role, biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=44-14444
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmsn.asp?SN=44-14444
https://www.fold3.com/image/29249890

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:05:09 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 10476 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

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