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Edwin E Anderson

Military

Assigned to 360FS, 356FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Chatanooga mission to Wilhemshaven, forced by weather to fly alog below the overcast, A/C hit by flak in oil system. A/C P-47 42-76396 abandoned near Wilhemshaven. Lt Anderson Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 5105.

Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

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. ...

  • 356th Fighter Group

    356th Fighter Group

    Group
    The 356th Fighter Group flew 413 missions between 15 October 1943 and 7 May 1945 and suffered the highest ratio of losses to enemy aircraft claims of any Eighth Air Force Group. This gave the Group the reputation of being the 'hard luck' outfit. The...

  • 360th Fighter Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-76396

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Assigned to 360FS, 356FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Chatanooga mission to Wilhemshaven, forced by weather to fly alog below the overcast, A/C hit by flak in oil system. A/C abandoned near Wilhemshaven. Pilot Lt Edwin E Anderson POW. MACR 5105.

Associated Place

  • Martlesham Heath

    Military site : airfield
    Opened in 1917 as home to the RFC Aeroplane Experimental Unit, Martlesham Heath became well known during the 1920s-30s as home to the Aircraft and Armament Experimental Establishment. Used as an RAF fighter station from 1939, with only a grass airfield...

Events

Event Location Date
Born California, USA 21 October 1923
Lived in San Diego County, CA, USA 1940
Assigned Martlesham Heath, Martlesham, Ipswich, UK 1944

Assigned to 360FS, 356FG, 8AF USAAF.

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

Prisoner of War (POW).

Baled Out Wilhelmshaven, Germany 21 May 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) Chatanooga mission to Wilhemshaven, forced by weather to fly alog below the overcast, A/C hit by flak in oil system. A/C P-47 42-76396 abandoned near Wilhemshaven. Lt Anderson Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 5105.

Buried Poway, CA, USA May 1990

Dearborn Memorial Park
Poway
San Diego County
California, USA.

Died San Diego County, CA, USA 3 May 1990

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
15 July 2016 18:26:52 Al_Skiff Changes to highest rank, role, biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=42-76396&Submit=S...
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmacr.asp?MACR=5105
https://www.fold3.com/image/28628472
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=71154925

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:08:42 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 5105 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

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