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Charles Richard Anderson


Charles R. Anderson registered for the draft in 1942 and was listed as 5' 10" tall, he weighed 150 pounds and had blue eyes, brown hair and a light complexion. He re-enlisted on 21 July 1946 from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. as a Staff Sergeant in the Air Corps, for the Hawaiian Department. He had four years of high school, was single, without dependents and his civilian occupation was listed as: “Undefined code”. The orders for Mission ALBANY have him listed as the Radio Operator of C-47A #42-100638, Chalk # 76. The orders for Mission GALVESTON have him listed as the Radio Operator of C-47A #42-100638, Chalk # 5. The orders for a resupply & air-evacuation mission on 24 August 1944 have him listed as the Radio Operator of C-47A #42-100638. the orders for Operation VARSITY, Serial A-9, have him listed as the Radio Operator of C-47A #42-100638, Chalk # 4.


Units served with

  • 437th Troop Carrier Group

    437th Troop Carrier Group

    Constituted as the 437th Troop Carrier Group on 15 April 1943, it was activated on 01 May 1943 in Dunnellon, FL. They trained with C-46 and C-47 aircraft for duty overseas with the Ninth Air Force. They moved to England during January and February of...

  • 85th Troop Carrier Squadron

Associated Place

  • Ramsbury

    Military site : airfield
    Planned as an RAF operational training station, Ramsbury was allocated while under construction to the Eighth Air Force as a transport base. Built during 1942, it had eventually three concrete runways, 28 pan and 24 loop hardstandings, and two T2...

  • Coulommiers

    Military site : airfield


Event Location Date
Born Pennsylvania, USA 21 March 1924
Died Pennsylvania, USA 9 March 1994


Date Contributor Update
30 July 2019 12:01:43 jaxticotribute Changes to surname

fixed spelling on last name

Date Contributor Update
20 May 2018 17:57:28 jaxticotribute Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nickname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, unit associations and place associations

Harrisburg Evening News, July, 1945
Mission Orders
SS Death Master file