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Chalmers M Anderson

Military

Shot down 25 July 1944 in AC #42-102416 B-17 Lady Luck. Prisoner of War (POW)

POW

Service

Units served with

  • 100th Bomb Group

    100th Bomb Group

    Group
    "The Bloody Hundredth", so-called because of a reputation for losing a high number aircraft and crews, flew B-17s from Thorpe Abbotts, Norfolk. Their losses were not the highest of any Eighth Air Force Group but on several occasions the Group lost many...

  • 418th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-102416 Lady Luck

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Cheyenne 1/3/44; Hunter 14/3/44; Grenier 11/4/44; Assigned 349BS/100BG [XR-H] Thorpe Abbotts 19/4/44; Missing in Action St Lo, 25/7/44 with Larry Townsend, Co-pilot: Andy Burkhart, Navigator: Arnold Holmes, Bombardier: George Gardner, Radio Operator:...

Associated Place

  • Thorpe Abbotts

    Military site : airfield
    Home of the 'Bloody Hundredth’, a Bomb Group with a reputation for high casualty rates, Thorpe Abbotts was under USAAF control from June 1943 to the end of the war. Some of the airfield survives today, and the control tower houses the 100th Bomb Group...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Henry, Nebraska
Died 7 July 1988

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
23 January 2020 04:29:57 jmoore43 Changes to biography
Sources

Added a "-" to the A/C serial number in the "Summary biography" for clarity.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:05:19 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

100th Bomb Group Foundation Directory, 2000 - 2001, MACR 7837 / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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