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Samuel F Anderson

Military

Assigned to 38FS, 55FG, 8AF USAAF. On his second mission, Failed to Return (FTR) escort mission to Lonnewitz, engine failed, A/C P-51D 'Mah Ideel' 44-13818 abandoned Limberg, Germany 2-Mar-45 pilot 1st Lt Samuel F Anderson POW. MACR 12873.

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. ...

  • 55th Fighter Group

    55th Fighter Group

    Group
    The 55th Fighter Group were the first P-38 Lightning Group to go fully operational from England. The pilots flew long-range escort missions for bombers flying over occupied Europe and racked up 'kills' of their own by destroying enemy aircraft in...

  • 38th Fighter Squadron

Aircraft

  • 44-13818 'Mah Ideel'

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 38FS, 55FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) escort mission to Lonnewitz, engine failed, A/C abandoned Limberg, Germany 2-Mar-45 pilot 1st Lt Samuel F Anderson POW. MACR 12873.

Associated Place

  • Wormingford

    Military site : airfield
    Wormingford was a Royal Flying Corps/RAF anti-Zeppelin aircraft Landing Ground First World War, rebuilt for the Eighth Air Force 1942-43. It was a Ninth Air Force base from 1943-44, and home to the 362nd Fighter Group. Switching back to the Eighth Air...

  • Stalag VII-A

    Other location

Events

Event Location Date
Assigned 23 February 1945 – 2 March 1945

Assigned to 38FS, 55FG, 8AF USAAF.

Prisoner of War (POW) 85368 Moosburg, Germany 2 March 1945 – 29 April 1945

Prisoner of War (POW). Stalag Luft VIIa.

Baled out Limberg, 32361 Preußisch Oldendorf, Germany 2 March 1945

Failed to Return (FTR) escort mission to Lonnewitz, engine failed, A/C P-51D 'Mah Ideel' 44-13818 abandoned Limberg, Germany 2-Mar-45 pilot 1st Lt Samuel F Anderson POW. MACR 12873.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
19 July 2016 18:36:38 Al_Skiff Changes to highest rank, role, biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=44-13818
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmsn.asp?SN=44-13818
https://www.fold3.com/image/28831673

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:24:58 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 12873 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

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