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William C Anderson III

Military

Assigned to 555FTS, 496FTG, 8AF USAAF.
Transferred to 335FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF.
Transferred to 436FS, 479FG, 8AF USAAF.
Transferred to 435FS, 479FG, 8AF USAAF.
End of War (EOW).

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. ...

  • 479th Fighter Group

    479th Fighter Group

    Group
    The 479th was the last Fighter Group to join the Eighth Air Force, which they did on 14 May 1944. Known as "Riddle's Raiders", after their first Commanding Officer Lt. Col. Kyle L. Riddle, the Group flew escort and fighter sweep missions before D-Day....

  • 496th Fighter Training Group

    496th Fighter Training Group

    Group
    Activated as 496th Fighter Training Group on 11 December 1943 at Greencastle by VIII Composite Command. ...

  • 335th Fighter Squadron

    335th Fighter Squadron

    Squadron
    The 335th Fighter Squadron was the offspring of No. 121 (Eagle) Squadron RAF. Formed on 21 May 1941, No. 121 was the second of the three Eagle Squadrons composed of American volunteers flying out of England. They were known as the "Chiefs" and were...

  • 435th Fighter Squadron
  • 436th Fighter Squadron
  • 555th Fighter Training Squadron

Associated Place

  • Atcham

    Military site : airfield
    Atcham, at some remove from other American Air Force bases in Shropshire, was used by USAAF to train pilots from June 1942, several months before the American Eagle Squadrons were combined to form the 4th Fighter Group. Pilots here were mainly trained...

  • Debden

    Military site : airfield
    RAF Debden, construction of which began in 1935, is perhaps most famous as a Battle of Britain fighter airfield, partly responsible for the defence of London in 1940. In 1942 it was also home to three RAF 'Eagle Squadrons’ of volunteer American pilots...

Events

Event Location Date
Assigned Atcham, Shrewsbury, UK 16 July 1944

Assigned to 555FTS, 496FTG, 8AF USAAF.

Transferred Debden, Saffron Walden CB11, UK 29 September 1944 – 21 February 1945

Transferred to 335FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF.

Transferred Wattisham, Ipswich IP7, UK 21 February 1945 – 4 April 1945

Transferred to 436FS, 479FG, 8AF USAAF.

Transferred Wattisham, Ipswich IP7, UK 4 April 1945 – 5 April 1945

Transferred to 435FS, 479FG, 8AF USAAF.

End of War (EOW) 5 April 1945

End of War (EOW).

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
07 September 2016 16:00:46 general ira snapsorter Changes to biography
Sources

Merged with duplicate entries to include details from:
- the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia ;
- Unit roster in the 479th FG Yearbook, D790.G479, p 213;
- http://www.4thfightergroupassociation.org/pilots.html

Date Contributor Update
19 July 2016 20:55:44 Al_Skiff Changes to role, biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:27:44 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

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