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Samuel E Anderson

Military

Transferred to the European Theatre of Operations in May 1943, as administrative inspector of the 3rd Bomb Wing (Medium) - assumed command on 12 July 1943.

Awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for leading the 3rd Bomb Wing on two combat operations over Europe on 16 July and 12 August 1943.

Designated commanding General of 9th Air Force Bomber Command in October 1943 and held this command until the end of the war. In this capacity he oversaw tactical bombing operations in support of the Normandy Invasion on 6 June 1944.

Anderson retired from the Air Force on 1 August 1963.

Service

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Missions

  • IX Bomber Command 168A

    6 June 1944
    9th Air Force Bomber Command was to attack 3 coastal batteries in the 21st Army Group area, one near Benerville and two in the vicinity of Ouistrham. 18 aircraft were to bomb each target at as near civil twilight as possible. ...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Greensboro, North Carolina 6 January 1906
Died 21 September 1982

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
17 October 2019 16:18:25 SavvyGA Changes to biography
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Corrected spelling.

Date Contributor Update
17 October 2019 16:16:45 SavvyGA Changes to biography
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Corrected last year of service (1963).

Date Contributor Update
17 December 2018 16:12:30 Emily Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, highest rank, biography, events and mission associations
Sources

9th Air Force History

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samuel_E._Anderson

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