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Milton A Anderson


Assigned to 61FS, 56FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 310FRS, 27ATG, 9AF USAAF.

Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

Post War: Remained in USAF till retirement Oct 68.


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. ...

  • 9th Air Force
  • 27th Air Transport Group
  • 56th Fighter Group

    56th Fighter Group

    Flying P-47 Thunderbolts throughout their time stationed in England, the Group, known as "the Wolfpack", had more ace pilots than any other Eighth Air Force Fighter Group. The 56th Fighter Group also destroyed more enemy aircraft in air combat than any...

  • 310th Ferry Squadron
  • 61st Fighter Squadron


  • 42-7871

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Gabreski's 2nd P-47. Recoded to HV-A.

  • 41-6237 'Idaho Spud'

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Assigned to 61FS, 56FG, 8AF USAAF. Personal aircraft of Lt Milton A Anderson. Transferred to 62FS, 56FG, 8AF USAAF. Re-assigned to Lt Voorhis H Day. Transferred to 551FTS, 495FTG, 8AF USAAF.

  • 42-8402 'Devil's Thumb'

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Assigned to 351FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 368FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 5th Emergency Rescue Squadron.

Associated Place

  • Boxted

    Military site : airfield
    Boxted was built for heavy bombers and became operational from May 1943. In the few months B-26 Marauders of the 386th Bomb Group were stationed there, there were two night attacks by the Luftwaffe. On 17 August 1943, one man was killed when bombs...

  • Warton

    Military site : airfield
    Built as a satellite airfield for Squires Gate, it was earmarked for US use even before America entered the Second World War. Its location made it ideal for use as a depot station, where incoming US aircraft could be processed and moved on to active...


Event Location Date
Born Madison County, ID, USA 15 April 1920
Lived in Rexburg, ID, USA 1940
Enlisted Francis E. Warren AFB, WY, USA 10 November 1941

Fort Francis E Warren Cheyenne Wyoming

Crashed Stamford, TX, USA 5 February 1942

Landing Accident 8 miles SSE of Stamford, Texas Cat 3 damage, pilot Lt Milton A Anderson, 5-Feb-42.

PT-19A 41-15153 - ACTD ACTD.

Crashed Long Island Sound, United States 17 August 1942

Take Off Accident due to Engine Failure Long Island Sound, CT Cat 5 damage, pilot Lt Milton A Anderson, 17-Aug-42.

P-47B 41-5923 - 61FS 56FG.

Promoted Boxted, Colchester, UK 1943

Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.

Assigned Boxted, Colchester, UK 1943 – 21 November 1943

Assigned to 61FS, 56FG, 8AF USAAF.

Crashed Halesworth IP19, UK 9 August 1943

Mid Air Collision Halesworth/Sta 365 Cat 3 damage, pilot Lt Milton A Anderson, 9-Aug-43.

P-47D* 42-7871 - 61FS 56FG 8AF

Transferred Warton, Preston PR4, UK 21 November 1943

Transferred to 310FRS, 27ATG, 9AF USAAF.

Crashed Boxted, Colchester, UK 21 May 1944

Crashed Belly Landing due to Mechanical Failure Boxted/Sta 150 Cat 3 damage, pilot Lt Milton A Anderson, 21-May-44.

P-47D 42-8402 - 310FrS 27ATG 8AF.

Died Idaho, USA 30 November 2000
Buried 5 July 2001

Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington County
Virginia, USA.


Date Contributor Update
18 July 2016 12:52:19 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, biography, awards and events

Date Contributor Update
18 July 2016 12:04:45 Al_Skiff Changes to events

Date Contributor Update
18 July 2016 11:57:35 Al_Skiff Changes to highest rank, role, biography, events, unit associations, place associations, aircraft associations and media associations

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