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Vermont Ole Anderson

Military

Assigned 349BS, 100BG, 8AF USAAF. 4 x missions (Aachen, Hamm, Hamm, Merseburg). Failed to Return (FTR) Merseburg; hit by flak after bombs away, crashed Flur Oberkotzau, Germany. 30-Nov-44 Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 10831

Awards: AM, PH.

Service

People

  • Norman Klasner

    Military | Flight Officer | Navigator | 100th Bomb Group
    Assigned 349BS, 100BG, 8AF USAAF. 4 x combat missions (Aachen, Hamm, Hamm, Merseburg). Failed to Return (FTR) Merseburg in B-17 43-38211; hit by flak after bombs away, crashed Flur Oberkotzau, Germany. 30-Nov-44 Known to have baled out, chute may have...

  • Stanley Labuz

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator Gunner | 100th Bomb Group
    Assigned 349BS, 100BG, 8AF USAAF. 4 x combat missions (Aachen, Hamm, Hamm, Merseburg). Failed to Return (FTR) Merseburg in B-17 43-38211; hit by flak after bombs away, crashed Flur Oberkotzau, Germany. 30-Nov-44 Last seen throwing chaff from waist...

  • Bert Lickliter

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 100th Bomb Group
    Assigned 349BS, 100BG, 8AF USAAF. 4 x combat missions (Aachen, Hamm, Hamm, Merseburg). Failed to Return (FTR) Merseburg in B-17 43-38211; hit by flak after bombs away, crashed Flur Oberkotzau, Germany. 30-Nov-44 He was nearly left behind, due to...

  • Frank Lusenko

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 100th Bomb Group
    Assigned 349BS, 100BG, 8AF USAAF. 4 x combat missions (Aachen, Hamm, Hamm, Merseburg). Failed to Return (FTR) Merseburg in B-17 43-38211; hit by flak after bombs away, crashed Flur Oberkotzau, Germany. 30-Nov-44 Last seen throwing chaff from waist...

  • Herbert Olson

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 100th Bomb Group
    Assigned 349BS, 100BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Merseburg in B-17 43-38211; hit by flak after bombs away, crashed Flur Oberkotzau, Germany. 30-Nov-44 Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 10831 Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Dudley Runnels

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 100th Bomb Group
    Assigned 349BS, 100BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Merseburg in B-17 43-38211; hit by flak after bombs away, crashed Flur Oberkotzau, Germany. 30-Nov-44 Prisoner of War )POW). MACR 10831 Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Nathan Sanderson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 100th Bomb Group
    Assigned 349BS, 100BG, 8AF USAAF. 4 x combat missions (Aachen, Hamm, Hamm, Merseburg). Failed to Return (FTR) Merseburg in B-17 43-38211; hit by flak after bombs away, crashed Flur Oberkotzau, Germany. 30-Nov-44 A/C Power went out when hit by flak,...

  • William Sherling

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 100th Bomb Group
    Assigned 349BS, 100BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Merseburg in B-17 43-38211; hit by flak after bombs away, crashed Flur Oberkotzau, Germany. 30-Nov-44 Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 10831 Awards: PH, POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

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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. ...

  • 100th Bomb Group

    100th Bomb Group

    Group
    "The Bloody Hundredth", so-called because of a reputation for losing a high number aircraft and crews, flew B-17s from Thorpe Abbotts, Norfolk. Their losses were not the highest of any Eighth Air Force Group but on several occasions the Group lost many...

  • 349th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 43-38211 'Miss Gail Lynn'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 8/7/44; Kearney 18/7/44; Grenier 3/8/44; Assigned 349BS/100BG [XR-R] Thorpe Abbotts 4/8/44; Missing in Action Merseburg 30/11/44 with Vermont Anderson, Norman Klasner, Stan Labuz, Nathan Sanderson, Frank Lusenko, Bert Lickliter (6...

Missions

  • 715

    16 November 1944

  • 725

    26 November 1944

  • 729

    29 November 1944

  • 731

    30 November 1944

Associated Place

  • Thorpe Abbotts

    Military site : airfield
    Home of the 'Bloody Hundredth’, a Bomb Group with a reputation for high casualty rates, Thorpe Abbotts was under USAAF control from June 1943 to the end of the war. Some of the airfield survives today, and the control tower houses the 100th Bomb Group...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Minneapolis, MN 16 January 1918

Son of Mrs Hilma Anderson.
1940 Census; - Hilma [widow] (age 61) as Head of Household living with Peter (25) and Veronica (27).

Lived in Hennepin County, Minnesota 1930

1930 Census; Hilma [Widow](head/Hse) - Vermont O (12)
Veronica (17) Sister, Felix (15) Brother, Ruth (23) Cousin, Wesley (25) Cousin

Lived in Chicago, IL October 1940

At time of draft registration; Resided Chicago, IL employed with Wilson Sporting goods Co.

Next of Kin Minnetonka Beach, Hennepin County, MN 1942

Wife Betty Helene [Bayer] Anderson, residing Minnetonka Beach, Hennepin County, Minnesota

Based Framlingham 1944 – 30 November 1944

Assigned 349BS, 100BG, 8AF USAAF.

Died Flur Oberkotzau, Germany 30 November 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) Merseburg; hit by flak after bombs away, crashed Flur Oberkotzau, Germany. 30-Nov-44 Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 10831

Buried 1946

Re-Interred
Ardennes American Cemetery and Memorial
Neuville-en-Condroz, Arrondissement de Liège, Liège, Belgium
Plot C Row 6 Grave 53

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
19 February 2019 20:35:50 Al_Skiff Changes to biography, place associations and mission associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/28731180
https://www.fold3.com/image/653299707
https://www.fold3.com/image/161892168?rec=161892329
https://www.fold3.com/image/310762486?rec=299321638
https://www.fold3.com/record/529853830-vermont-o-anderson
https://www.fold3.com/image/653299707?terms=vermont%20anderson
http://www.archives.com/1940-census/hilma-anderson-mn-42741866
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56356782/vermont-o_-anderson

Date Contributor Update
18 February 2019 18:20:36 Al_Skiff Changes to events
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/28731180
https://www.fold3.com/image/653299707
https://www.fold3.com/image/161892168?rec=161892329
https://www.fold3.com/image/310762486?rec=299321638
https://www.fold3.com/record/529853830-vermont-o-anderson
https://www.fold3.com/image/653299707?terms=vermont%20anderson
http://www.archives.com/1940-census/hilma-anderson-mn-42741866
https://airforce.togetherweserved.com/usaf/servlet/tws.webapp.WebApp?cmd...
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56356782/vermont-o_-anderson

Date Contributor Update
18 February 2019 17:46:42 Al_Skiff Changes to events
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/28731180
https://www.fold3.com/image/653299707
https://www.fold3.com/image/310762486?rec=299321638
https://www.fold3.com/record/529853830-vermont-o-anderson
https://www.fold3.com/image/653299707?terms=vermont%20anderson
http://www.archives.com/1940-census/hilma-anderson-mn-42741866
https://airforce.togetherweserved.com/usaf/servlet/tws.webapp.WebApp?cmd...
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56356782/vermont-o_-anderson

Date Contributor Update
18 February 2019 17:42:47 Al_Skiff Changes to events
Sources

Linked crew to pilot.
https://www.fold3.com/image/28731180
https://www.fold3.com/image/653299707
https://www.fold3.com/image/310762486?rec=299321638
https://www.fold3.com/record/529853830-vermont-o-anderson
https://www.fold3.com/image/653299707?terms=vermont%20anderson
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56356782/vermont-o_-anderson

Date Contributor Update
18 February 2019 16:31:54 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, biography, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations and mission associations
Sources

Linked crew to pilot.
https://www.fold3.com/image/28731180
https://www.fold3.com/image/653299707
https://www.fold3.com/image/310762486?rec=299321638
https://www.fold3.com/record/529853830-vermont-o-anderson
https://www.fold3.com/image/653299707?terms=vermont%20anderson
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56356782/vermont-o_-anderson

Date Contributor Update
19 August 2015 14:06:23 Lucyd Changes to service number
Sources

Combined two entries into a single entry. Record includes information from the following sources:
Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Thompson, MACR 10831
https://www.abmc.gov/search-abmc-burials-and-memorializations/detail/WWI...
http://www.fold3.com/image/28731180/

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:26:22 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 10831 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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