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Stanley Moore Anderson

Military

Joined RAFVR, assigned to 71[Eagle] Sqn RAF, transferred to 334th FS, 4th FG, 8th AF USAAF.
Shot down by Fw190 over the North Sea off the coast between Ostend and Blankenberghe, Belgium in P-47 41-6407. Killed in action KIA 15-4-44.
DFC, AM with 3 Oak Leaf Cluster, PH.
Along with squadron-mate Capt. Richard D McMinn, they were the first combat fatalities suffered by the 4th Fighter Group flying the P-47 Thunderbolt.

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. ...

  • 334th Fighter Squadron

    334th Fighter Squadron

    Squadron
    The 334th Fighter Squadron was the successor to No. 71 Eagle squadron of the Royal Air Force when the 4th Fighter Group was activated on 12 September 1942. They were based at Debden Field, Essex. The "Fighting Eagles" as they were called, flew...

  • No. 71 'Eagle' Squadron

    No. 71 'Eagle' Squadron

    Squadron
    'On 19 September 1940, No. 71 was reformed at Church Fenton as the first 'Eagle' Squadron to be manned by American personnel. The Squadron received Hurricanes in November and became operational on defensive duties on 5 February 1941. No. 71 converted...

Aircraft

  • 41-6538 WELA KAHAO!, Flak Bait

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    This aircraft was the mount of Captains Walter J. Hollander and Stanley M. M. Anderson of the 334th fighter Squadron whilst it was with the 4th Fighter Group. ...

  • 41-6407

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Republic P-47C Thunderbolt 41-6407 QP-E 334th FS, 4th FG, 8th AF USAAF. Assigned to pilot Lt. Vincent R "Bud" Castle. Lost on 15 April 43, pilot Capt Stanley M M Anderson Killed In Action KIA.

Associated Place

  • Debden

    Military site : airfield
    RAF Debden, construction of which began in 1935, is perhaps most famous as a Battle of Britain fighter airfield, partly responsible for the defence of London in 1940. In 1942 it was also home to three RAF 'Eagle Squadrons’ of volunteer American pilots...

  • Kirton-in-Lindsey

    Military site : airfield
    Used as an RFC and RAF Home Defence landing ground during the First World War, Kirton-in-Lindsey was built during 1938-40 as an RAF fighter station. It had two grass runways, 10 hardstandings, three grouped C hangars and four over-blister hangars....

Events

Event Location Date
Joined RAFVR 1941

Joined Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.

Assigned Debden, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11, UK 3 March 1942 – 29 September 1942

Assigned to 71[Eagle] Sqn RAF.

Transferred Debden, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11, UK 29 September 1942 – 15 April 1944

Transferred to 334th FS, 4th FG, 8th AF USAAF.

Promotion Debden, Saffron Walden CB11, UK 29 September 1942

Promoted to 2nd Lieutenant.

Promotion Debden, Saffron Walden CB11, UK January 1943

Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.

Promotion Debden, Saffron Walden CB11, UK 1944

Promoted to Captain.

Died Off Ostend, Belgium 15 April 1944

Shot down by Fw190 over the North Sea off the coast between Ostend and Blankenberghe, Belgium in P-47 41-6407. Killed in action KIA 15-4-44

Buried 1945

Tablets of the missing. Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery, Henri-Chapelle.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
19 July 2016 20:20:43 Al_Skiff Changes to biography and events
Sources

Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

Date Contributor Update
02 October 2015 18:01:58 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.uswarmemorials.org/html/people_details.php?PeopleID=3497

Date Contributor Update
19 April 2015 18:45:14 apollo11 Changes to highest rank, biography, events and place associations
Sources

Personal research & 4th Fighter Group 'Debden Eagles' by Chris Bucholtz.

Date Contributor Update
16 April 2015 20:23:30 apollo11 Changes to middlename
Sources

Personal research & 4th Fighter Group 'Debden Eagles' by Chris bucholz.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:25:21 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Roll of Honor, Losses of the 8th and 9th AFs Vol. I by Bishop and Hey, p. 103 / Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

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