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Paul Roger Anderson

Military

Spitfire pilot 71 [Eagle] Sqn RAF. Victim of a bomb in London, Killed In Action [KIA] 8-3-41. Flew as a crop duster pre war.

Service

Units served with

  • 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...

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
Born Riddle, OR 97469, USA 1916

Son of Jesse Thomas Anderson and Nona Ellen Anderson.

Married Sacramento, CA, USA 1941

Husband of Elsie Verda Anderson, of Sacramento, California, USA.

Joined RAFVR Canada 1941

Joined Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.

Assigned Debden, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11, UK 1941

Assigned to 71 [Eagle] Sqn RAF.

Died London, UK 8 March 1941

Victim of a bomb in London Killed In Action KIA.

Buried 1945

Brookwood Military Cemetery
Brookwood, Woking Borough
Surrey, England.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
01 March 2016 14:41:15 Al_Skiff Changes to events
Sources

http://www.uswarmemorials.org/html/people_details.php?PeopleID=3674
https://twitter.com/wpf_13/status/309851168107024384
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Anderson&GSfn=Paul...

Date Contributor Update
02 October 2015 12:57:37 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.uswarmemorials.org/html/people_details.php?PeopleID=3674
https://twitter.com/wpf_13/status/309851168107024384

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