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Fred G Anderson

Military

Shot down fighters and flak and crashed near Hoxter, GR on a mission to Oschersleben, GR on 22 Feb 1944 in B-17G #42-31930. Prisoner of War (POW).

POW

Service

Units served with

  • 401st Bomb Group

    401st Bomb Group

    Group
    The 401st Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Deenethorpe, Northamptonshire, from November 1943 to June 1945. Starting their missions at that time meant the focus was very much on the coming invasion attempt of France planned for the following...

  • 613th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-31930

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 6/1/44; Kearney 14/1/44; New Castle 24/1/44; Assigned 613BS/401BG [IN-M] Deenethorpe 7/2/44; Missing in Action Oschersleben 22/2/44 with Loy Shanks, Co-pilot: Alf Mayne, Navigator: Ed Wenrich, Bombardier: Tom Edkin, Radio Operator:...

Associated Place

  • Deenethorpe

    Military site : airfield
    Deenethorpe was a base purpose-built for American heavy bombers, with the Class A regulation 2,000 and 1,400-yard runways. All the buildings on site,such as the accommodation and administrative blocks, were temporary. In December 1943, several local...

  • Stalag Luft IV

    Other location

Events

Event Location Date

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
20 March 2018 12:23:28 Lucy May Changes to place associations
Sources

http://www.ww2pow.info/index.php?page=directory&rec=40122

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:10:18 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 2660, Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces, http://www.401bg.org/Main/History/Members/Details.aspx?ID=3256

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