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Harold Earl Anderson

Military

Harold entered the service on 26 November 1942 from Grand Rapids, Michigan. He enlisted as a Private in the Air Corps, Service # 16 167 519. He had four years of high school, was single, without dependents and his civilian occupation was listed as: “General farmers”. He married in 1944, and he and his wife had two children. In the Operation VARSITY, Serial A-9 orders he is listed as co-pilot of CG-4A #43-42026, Chalk # 125, being towed (short tow) by C-47A #43-15311, Chalk # 23.

Service

Units served with

  • 437th Troop Carrier Group

    437th Troop Carrier Group

    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...

  • 84th Troop Carrier Squadron

Aircraft

  • 43-15311

    C-47 Skytrain
    converted to HC-47A (C-47A equipped for Search Air Rescue) in 1962; ultimate fate unknown

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

Events

Event Location Date
Born Michigan, USA 6 September 1922
Died Michigan, USA 20 February 2008

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
20 May 2018 18:22:09 jaxticotribute Changes to aircraft associations
Sources

Mission Orders

Date Contributor Update
20 May 2018 18:19:56 jaxticotribute Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

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