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George H Anderson

Military

Shot down by FW190s, B-17G #42-31532 crashed NW of Culman/Westfalen, GR on a mission to Munster and Hamm, GR on 23 Mar 1944. Prisoner of War (POW).

POW

Service

Units served with

  • 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few

    92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few

    Group
    The 92nd Group sometime after arrivial in the UK converted to the role of in-theater combat crew indocrination and training. For this role, the Group traded its B-17F complement and obtained the B-17E, mostly from the 97th BG which was departing for...

  • 326th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-31532 Black Magic

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 18/11/43; Gt Falls 6/12/43; New Castle 14/12/43; Presque Is 16/12/43; Assigned 326BS/92BG [JW-G] Podington 4/1/44; Missing in Action Brunswick 23/3/44 with Henry Murdock, Co-pilot: Frank Evans, Navigator: Martin Maher, Bombardier: Paul...

Associated Place

  • Podington

    Military site : airfield
    Built originally to accommodate two RAF bomber squadrons, the first USAAF unit to occupy the base was the 15th Bomb Squadron in September 1942. Podington was then used as a satellite for nearby Chelveston. Work to lengthen the runways, although this...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Load Hill, Arkansas, USA
Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 23 March 1944
Died 24 October 2002
Buried Mansfield, Missouri

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:10:56 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 3415 / MACR 3415, Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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