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Claude Taylor Anderson

Military

95th Bomb Group, 412th Bomb Squadron April 44 to September 44, 35 missions with the Roy Gielen crew and then with the Lyle Scott crew. Returned to the states to train new crews, then went inactive while he returned to college and later medical school. He was one of the first Rhodes Scholars chosen under the WWII Veteran criteria. Retired from the Air Force as a full Colonel with 30 years.

Service

People

  • John Gerhart

    Military | Colonel | Wing Commander/Group Commander/Pilot | 95th Bomb Group
    Retired from the USAF in 1965 as a 4-star General ...

  • Roy Gielen

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 95th Bomb Group

  • Chester Gilger

    Military | Colonel | On Board ; Observer | 95th Bomb Group

  • Alfred Kessler

    Military | General | Commanding Officer | 95th Bomb Group

  • David McKnight

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Squadron Commander | 95th Bomb Group

  • Harry Mumford

    Military | Colonel | Air Executive; Director of Operations | 95th Bomb Group
    Commanding Officer of the 412nd Bomb Squadron of the 95th Bomb Group. Later, Air Executive; Director of Operations for the 3rd Air Division.

  • Lyle Scott

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 95th Bomb Group

  • Karl Truesdell

    Military | Colonel | Command Pilot | 95th Bomb Group

  • Horace Turner

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier; Navigator | 95th Bomb Group
    WIA by flak hitting him in left hip/leg on 24 Dec 1944 in B-17G #42-97257 'Knock-out Baby'. ...

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Units served with

  • 95th Bomb Group

    95th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 95th Bomb Group was the only Eighth Air Force Group to be awarded three Distinguished Unit Citations. The first, shared by all four Bomb Wing Groups, was for the bombing of an aircraft factory under intense enemy fire at Regensburg on 17 August...

  • 335th Bomb Squadron
  • 336th Bomb Squadron
  • 412th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-97232 'G.I. Issue' 'Government Property' 'Sandy's Refueling Boys'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 9/2/44; Kearney 24/2/44; Grenier 8/3/44; Assigned 412BS/95BG [QW-O] Horham 12/3/44 GOVERNMENT PROPERTY; 88m, Missing in Action Stuttgart 16/12/44 with Harry Coffman, Co-pilot: Len Beadle, Navigator: Tom Reid, Bombardier: Neil Vediner...

  • 42-97257 'Knock-Out Baby!'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 11/2/44; Dalhart 3/3/44; Grenier 26/3/44; Assigned 412BS/95BG [QW-L] Horham 28/3/44; with Horace O. Turner, 24/4/44, Bombardier/Navigator [wia]; with J.C. Bertram 11/7/44, Waist gunner: Ray Carpenter [wia]; with T.G. Bek 24/12/44,...

  • 42-97383 N-NAN

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 24/2/44; Kearney 10/3/44; Grenier 2/4/44; Assigned 398BG Nuthampstead 20/4/44; transferred 334BS/95BG [BG-F] Horham 1/5/44; 336BS [ET-F]; with E.R. Fletcher force landed RAF Woodbridge 3/10/44; with J.D. Waddell force landed Belgium...

Associated Place

  • Horham

    Military site : airfield
    Horham airfield was planned and built for RAF use, but handed over to the Eighth Air Force and used initially by the 47th Bomb Group. When they joined the Twelfth Air Force in January 1943, it became home to the B-26 Marauders of the 323rd Bomb Group....

  • Red Feather Club Museum

    Other location

Events

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
14 July 2020 07:57:49 mwaocdoc Changes to awards
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Add Army of Occupation Medal

Date Contributor Update
14 July 2020 07:53:11 mwaocdoc Changes to awards
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Correcting longevity clusters

Date Contributor Update
13 July 2020 23:05:54 mwaocdoc Changes to awards
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Adding awards

Date Contributor Update
13 July 2020 22:28:30 mwaocdoc Changes to person associations
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Commanders added from the unit histories

Date Contributor Update
13 July 2020 21:43:53 mwaocdoc Changes to person associations
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Commanders from the Unit histories

Date Contributor Update
13 July 2020 21:36:27 mwaocdoc Changes to person associations
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Commanders from the Unit histories

Date Contributor Update
07 July 2020 21:13:37 mwaocdoc Changes to media associations
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Added from my dad's photo album receiving his DFC from Col. Truesdell

Date Contributor Update
07 July 2020 20:08:54 mwaocdoc Changes to media associations
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This is a picture I took of the display box I created for my dad's military career.

Date Contributor Update
07 July 2020 19:55:23 mwaocdoc Changes to media associations
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This is a photo from my father's photo album I am adding to his entry.

Date Contributor Update
07 July 2020 19:49:42 mwaocdoc Changes to middlename, nickname, role, biography, awards, person associations, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
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Col. Claude Taylor Anderson, MD (USAF Ret.) was my father. I edited his personal details and added some associations from his combat history.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:06:23 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / http://95thbg.org/95th_db_pages/left_formation_code/gethonoroll.php

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