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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

    Command
    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 VIIa

    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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