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Robert G Anderson

Military

Bob Anderson was first a path finder in 1943. He said there was only 3 at the time. His first mission was Berlin in November 1943 and flew two missions on D-Day. Bob flew a total of 31 missions before going to the Pacific. He retired in 1957 as Major. Bob continued his aviation career retiring at Eastern Airlines in 1982. A logbook entry flying "Swamp Fire" mission #99, 3 engines over target is listed.

Service

Units served with

  • 379th Bomb Group

    379th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 379th Bomb Group (H) (heavy), based at Kimbolton, flew more sorties than any other Bomb Group in the Eighth Air Force and dropped a greater bomb tonnage than any other Group. The B-17 Flying Fortress Group was awarded two Distinguished Unit...

  • 524th Bomb Squadron

Associated Place

  • Kimbolton

    Military site : airfield
    Planned for RAF use, Kimbolton airfield was built by W and C French Ltd. in 1941. The airfield was increased in size to accommodate a full US heavy Bomb Group, and the first such unit to us it was the 91st Bomb Group, who arrived in September 1942....

Events

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
22 May 2020 05:11:09 william anderson Changes to biography
Sources

Son

Date Contributor Update
22 May 2020 05:01:24 william anderson Changes to nickname, highest rank, role, awards and place associations
Sources

Son.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:23:27 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

379th Bombardment Group (H) Anthology, 1942-45; p. 159 / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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