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Robert H Anderson

Military

Assigned to 82FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF. Completed (End) Tour Duty (ETD).

Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

Units served with

  • 78th Fighter Group

    78th Fighter Group

    Group
    The 78th Fighter Group was initially based at Goxhill but moved to Duxford in April 1943 and stayed there until October 1945. It flew all three of the USAAF's principal fighters. On D-Day every available Thunderbolt provided air cover to the Allied...

  • 82nd Fighter Squadron
  • 8th Air Force

Associated Place

  • Duxford

    Military site : airfield
    RAF Duxford, now a museum and still a working airfield, was operated by the USAAF from 1943 to 1945. The base was briefly the home of the 350th Fighter Group in late 1942, but it was not until April 1943 that it became a fully American station when the...

Events

Event Location Date
Lived in Norway, MI 49870, USA 1940
Assigned Duxford, Cambridge CB22, UK 24 September 1944 – July 1945

Assigned to 82FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF.

Promotion Duxford, Cambridge CB22, UK 17 January 1945

Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.

End Tour of Duty (ETD) England, UK July 1945

Ended Tour Duty (ETD).

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
19 July 2016 12:37:27 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 18:23:30 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / EAGLES OF DUXFORD, The 78th Fighter Group in WW2 by Fry, p132 / Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

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