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Harry M Anderson

Military

Assigned to 55FS, 20FG, 8AF USAAF. Credited 1 x Ju88 destroyed. Failed to Return (FTR) escort mission to Berlin, after strafing Esbjerg aerodrome, A/C P-51D 44-13733 hit in cockpit area by flak and machine gunfire from ground, crashed near Esbjerg on 27-Aug-44. Pilot 1st Lt Harry M Anderson Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 8302.

Awards: AM (6 OLC), DFC, PH.

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. ...

  • 20th Fighter Group

    20th Fighter Group

    Group
    In August 1943, the 20th Fighter Group arrived in Clyde, Scotland, before travelling to Kings Cliffe, Northamptonshire, which was to be their base for the rest of the war. The Group flew 312 missions before their last mission on 25 April 1945. The...

  • 55th Fighter Squadron

Aircraft

  • 44-13733

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 55FS, 20FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) escort mission to Berlin, after strafing Esbjerg aerodrome, A/C hit in cockpit area by flak and machine gunfire from ground ...

Associated Place

  • Wittering

    Military site : airfield
    Wittering, now in Cambridgeshire, began as RFC Stamford in 1916. By the end of the First World War, it had been renamed RAF Wittering, and was used by both British and American aircraft. It had six hangars, fifteen aircraft sheds and many other...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Pierce County, WA, USA 1924
Lived in Tacoma, WA, USA 1940
Enlisted Tacoma, WA, USA 11 January 1943
Assigned Wittering, Peterborough PE8, UK 29 March 1944 – 27 August 1944

Assigned to 55FS, 20FG, 8AF USAAF.

Promotion Wittering, Peterborough PE8, UK 2 July 1944

Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.

Died Esbjerg, Denmark 27 August 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) escort mission to Berlin, after strafing Esbjerg aerodrome, A/C P-51D 44-13733 hit in cockpit area by flak and machine gunfire from ground, crashed near Esbjerg on 27-Aug-44. Pilot 1st Lt Harry M Anderson Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 8302.

Buried 1945

Tablets of the Missing.
Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
16 July 2016 13:19:30 Al_Skiff Changes to biography and awards
Sources

http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmacr.asp?MACR=8302
https://www.fold3.com/image/28688474
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Anderson&GSfn=Harr...

Date Contributor Update
16 July 2016 13:16:28 Al_Skiff Changes to nickname, service number, highest rank, role, biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmacr.asp?MACR=8302
https://www.fold3.com/image/28688474
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Anderson&GSfn=Harr...

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:12:26 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 8302 / MACR 8302, King's Cliffe Memorial Edition / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

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