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Harold Leroy Anderson

Military

Assigned to 815BS, 483BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Memmingen in B-17G 44-6177 'Dry Run' 18-Jul-44 hit by enemy aircraft, crashed Ravensburg; Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 7099

Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

People

  • Russell Ward

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 483rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 815BS, 483BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Memmingen in B-17G 44-6177 'Dry Run' 18-Jul-44 hit by enemy aircraft, crashed Ravensburg; Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 7099 Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

Units served with

  • 15th Air Force

    15th Air Force


    The Fifteenth Air Force was one of two Strategic Air forces in Europe, along with the Eighth Air Force. ...

  • 483rd Bomb Group

    483rd Bomb Group

    Group
    'As part of the 15th Air Force in WWII, the 483rd Bombardment Group (H) played a significant role in the eventual defeat of Germany's forces. Its four combat squadrons, the 815th, 816th, 817th and 840th flew a total of 5,623 sorties from 12 April 1944...

  • 815th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 44-6177 'Dry Run'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 20/5/44; Kearney 30/5/44; Hunter 7/6/44; Morrison 17/6/44; Assigned 815BS/483BG Sterparone 7/7/44; Missing in Action Memmingen 18/7/44 with Russell Ward, Higgins, Anderson, Antonius, Fannon, Alfano, Wynkoop, Simpson, Durham (9 Prisoner...

Associated Place

Events

Event Location Date
Born Mead, NE 13 July 1919

Son of Oscar and Viola Anderson.

Lived in Omaha, NE 1941
Enlisted Omaha, NE 25 March 1942
Based Sterparone 1944 – 18 July 1944

Assigned to 815BS, 483BG, 15AF USAAF.

Baled out POW Vicinity of Memmingen, Germany 18 July 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) Memmingen in B-17G 44-6177 'Dry Run' 18-Jul-44 hit by enemy aircraft, crashed Ravensburg; POW. MACR 7099

Prisoner of War (POW) Barth, Germany 18 July 1944 – May 1945

Prisoner of War (POW). Stalag Luft I.

Died Laurel, MO 9 December 2011
Buried Yellowstone National Cemetery, Laurel, MO 14 December 2011

Yellowstone National Cemetery
Laurel,
Yellowstone County, MO

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
29 November 2018 14:28:09 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/28709629
https://www.fold3.com/record/84603527-harold-l-anderson
https://www.fold3.com/image/623745210
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/141979981/harold-leroy-anderson

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