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Tadeusz Andersz

Military

Flew with fellow poles for the French airforce in defense of Rennes, before being evacuated to Great Britain. Flew Spitfires for the RAF. Transferred from 315 Sqn RAF to 61FS, 56FG, 8AF USAAF. Flying as a maximum endurance escort to B17's on 9-Apr-44, Andersz destroyed an FW190 over Kiel.
Returned as C/O of 315 Sqn RAF.

Awards: DFC, DFC(British), Polish Virtuti Militari.

Service

Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Command

  • 56th Fighter Group

    56th Fighter Group

    Group
    Flying P-47 Thunderbolts throughout their time stationed in England, the Group, known as "the Wolfpack", had more ace pilots than any other Eighth Air Force Fighter Group. The 56th Fighter Group also destroyed more enemy aircraft in air combat than any...

  • 61st Fighter Squadron

Associated Place

  • Boxted

    Military site : airfield
    Boxted was built for heavy bombers and became operational from May 1943. In the few months B-26 Marauders of the 386th Bomb Group were stationed there, there were two night attacks by the Luftwaffe. On 17 August 1943, one man was killed when bombs...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Netherlands 27 September 1918
Transferred Boxted, Colchester, UK 19 June 1944 – 19 August 1944

Transferred from RAF to 61FS, 56FG, 8AF USAAF.

Died London, UK 29 October 2007

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
17 August 2016 16:23:26 general ira snapsorter Changes to biography
Sources

Merged with duplicate entry to include details from:
- the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia;
- www.56thfightergroup.co.uk/personnel.htm

Date Contributor Update
20 July 2016 12:53:15 Al_Skiff Changes to firstname, nationality, role, biography, awards, events, unit associations, place associations and media associations
Sources

Corrected misspelt forename.
https://ww2aircraft.net/forum/threads/wwii-hero-s-ldr-tadeusz-andersz-di...

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:25:37 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

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