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Philip D Anderson


Reported to the ETO on 18 Aug 1943.
Shot down 14 October 1943 in B-17 #4230707 'Piccadilly Commando. ' KIA. Earlier,flew B-17#42-30065 that crash landed returning from raid on Stuttgart on 6 Sept 43. It ran out of fuel



Units served with

  • 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers

    306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers

    Constituted as 306th Bombardment Group (Heavy) on 28 Jan 1942. Activated on 1 Mar 1942. Trained for combat with B-17's. Moved to England, Aug-Sep 1942, and assigned to Eighth AF Eighth Air Force in September 1942 Station 111 Thurleigh. During combat,...

  • 369th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-30707

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 15/7/43; Gr Isle 27/7/43; Kearney 8/8/43; Topeka 13/8/43; Scott 17/8/43; Assigned 369BS/306BG [WW-B] Chelveston 25/8/43; Missing in Action Schweinfurt 14/10/43 with Gustav Holmstrom, Co-pilot: Francis FergusonWounded in Action, Flight...

Associated Place

  • Thurleigh

    Military site : airfield
    Built for RAF use in 1941-42, Thurleigh was initially used by RAF Bomber Command before being handed over to the Eighth Air Force. Its runways and hardstandings were improved, and the B-17s of the 306th Bomb Group began using the base. It was their...


Event Location Date
Born La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA
Killed in Action (KIA) Germany 14 October 1943
Died 14 October 1943


Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:21:28 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 816 / MACR 816, Losses of the 8th & 9th AFs Vol. I by Bishop & Hey pp. 276, 334, 320, 306th BGA Collection, Russell Strong Index Cards, First Over Germany pg. 169-70, / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database /