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Hazen S Anderson

Military

Assigned to RAF, transferred to 336FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. On Rodeo to St Omer shot down 12 March 1943 in Spitfire VB BL240. Squadron was jumped by FW190s near St. Omer, France. Baled out to be Prisoner of War (POW).

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. ...

  • 336th Fighter Squadron

    336th Fighter Squadron

    Squadron
    The 336th Fighter Squadron was constituted by the War Department on 22 august 1942, and was activated at Bushey Hall, England, on 12 September. It had been designated as No. 133 (Eagle) Squadron, and was made up of American volunteers to the Royal Air...

Aircraft

  • BL240

    Spitfire
    Supermarine Spitfire BL240 Mk Vb, Built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory. ...

  • BL582

    Spitfire
    Supermarine Spitfire BL582 Mk Vb, Built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory. ...

Missions

  • VIII Fighter Command SWEEPS & PATROL

    12 March 1943
    4th Fighter Group conducts two operations on this date: 41 Spitfires are despatched to perform fighter sweep along the heavy bomber route to the marshalling yards at Rouen/Sotteville. This is a test for using fighters in a more offensive role rather...

Associated Place

  • Debden

    Military site : airfield
    RAF Debden, construction of which began in 1935, is perhaps most famous as a Battle of Britain fighter airfield, partly responsible for the defence of London in 1940. In 1942 it was also home to three RAF 'Eagle Squadrons’ of volunteer American pilots...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Grafton, MA, USA 2 May 1916

Son of Frank Willard and Grace Maude [Rhines] Anderson.

Lived in Needham, MA, USA 1940
Assigned England, UK 1942 – 29 September 1942

Assigned to RAF.

Transferred Debden, Saffron Walden CB11, UK 29 September 1942 – 12 March 1943

Transferred to 336FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF.

Prisoner of War (POW) Zagan, Poland 12 March 1943 – 17 July 1945

Held at Stalag Luft 3, Sagan-Silesia (now Poland). Officially Returned to Military Control 17-Jul-45.

Shot Down Saint-Omer, France 12 March 1943

Shot down 12 March 1943 in Spitfire VB BL240. Squadron was jumped by FW 109s near St. Omer, France. Baled out to be Prisoner of War (POW).

Died Los Angeles, CA, USA 31 July 1975
Buried Los Angeles, CA, USA August 1975

Los Angeles National Cemetery
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
16 July 2016 14:11:53 Al_Skiff Changes to events
Sources

Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list.
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Anderson&GSfn=Haze...

Date Contributor Update
16 July 2016 14:06:51 Al_Skiff Changes to unit associations
Sources

Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list.

Date Contributor Update
16 July 2016 14:06:17 Al_Skiff Changes to role, biography, awards, events and unit associations
Sources

Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

Date Contributor Update
30 June 2015 20:10:48 Lee8thbuff Changes to biography, events, place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
Sources

Lee Cunningham 30-Jun-2015. Made connections to Place, Aircraft and mission within existing website data; Added POW event per National AIrchives Records Administration (NARA) WWII POW database.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:12:34 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Roll of Honor, Losses of the 8th & 9th AFs Vol. I by Bishop & Hey, p. 90 / Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

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