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Bruce D Anderson

Military

Assigned to 844BS, 489BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Mainz, Germany. Mid air collision with B-24 42-94913, both A/C fell out of the sky. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 9636.

Awards: AM, PH.

Service

People

  • John Aiken

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bomber pilot | 489th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 844BS, 489BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Mainz, Germany. Mid air collision with B-24 42-94913, both A/C fell out of the sky. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 9636. Awards: PH.

  • Robert Butler

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner/Engineer | 489th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 844BS, 489BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Mainz, Germany 10/19/44 where they were to bomb the railroad marshalling yard. Aboard B-24 tail 42-94913 nicknamed “Pregnant Peggy” when three minutes before dropping bombs, his...

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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. ...

  • 489th Bomb Group

    489th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 489th Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators out of Halesworth, Suffolk, for several months from May 1944 until later in the year. The Group flew tactical missions in support of ground forces in northern France. It was in this tactical role that the crews...

  • 844th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

Associated Place

  • Halesworth

    Military site : airfield
    Halesworth was constructed in 1942-1943. Initially planned as a bomber airfield, its location close to the Suffolk coast meant that it was in an ideal position to operate escort fighters, where range was a critical factor. Consequently, the 56th...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Codell, Kansas, USA 1925
Based Halesworth 1943 – 19 October 1944

Assigned to 844BS, 489BG, 8AF USAAF.

Enlisted Denver, CO, USA 3 November 1943
Died 67480 Edenkoben, Germany 19 October 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Mainz, Germany. Mid air collision with B-24 42-94913, both A/C fell out of the sky. KIA. MACR 9636.

Buried Lemay, MO 63125, USA 1949

Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery
Lemay
St. Louis County
Missouri, USA

Lived in Rooks County, KS, USA

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
26 July 2017 19:15:32 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, role, biography, awards, events, person associations, unit associations and place associations
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Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:04:48 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 9635 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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