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Richard D Anderson

Military

Assigned to 375FS, 361FG, 8AF USAAF. End of War.

Awards: WWII Victory, EMAE.

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. ...

  • 361st Fighter Group

    361st Fighter Group

    Group
    The 361st Fighter Group was the last P-47 Thunderbolt Group to join the Eighth Air Force. Between 21 January 1944 and 20 April 1945, the Group flew 441 missions, the majority in an escort role in support of bombers flying over occupied Europe. The...

  • 375th Fighter Squadron

Associated Place

  • Bottisham

    Military site : airfield
    The P-47 Thunderbolts of the 361st Fighter Group damaged the surfaces of the airfield so much in the first months of flying from Bottisham that American engineers were called in to lay a new runway. In January 1944 they constructed a 1,470-yard-long...

Events

Event Location Date
Assigned Bottisham, Cambridge CB25, UK 14 November 1944 – May 1945

Assigned to 375FS, 361FG, 8AF USAAF.

Promotion Bottisham, Cambridge CB25, UK 1945

Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.

Promotion 1945

Promoted to Captain.

End of War Europe May 1945

End of War.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
19 July 2016 12:16:01 Al_Skiff Changes to highest rank, role, biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:22:28 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

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