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Homer Rex Anderson

Military

Assigned 816BS, 483BG, 15AF USAAF. 28 x combat missions. Returned from Vienna 16-Mar-45, crash landing B-17 44-6325. RTD MACR 13059

Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

People

  • Earl Alexander

    Military | Flight Officer | Bombardier | 483rd Bomb Group
    Assigned 816BS, 483BG, 15AF USAAF. Homer Anderson crew. Returned from Vienna 16-Mar-45, crash landing B-17 44-6325. RTD MACR 13059 Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Meyer Axler

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 483rd Bomb Group
    Assigned 816BS, 483BG, 15AF USAAF. Homer Anderson crew. Returned from Vienna 16-Mar-45, crash landing B-17 44-6325. RTD MACR 13059 Awards: AM (OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Lewis Hatcher

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 483rd Bomb Group
    Assigned 816BS, 483BG, 15AF USAAF. Returned from Vienna 16-Mar-45, crash landing B-17 44-6325. RTD MACR 13059 Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • George Kramp

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Flight engineer | 483rd Bomb Group
    Assigned 816BS, 483BG, 15AF USAAF. Homer Anderson crew. Returned from Vienna 16-Mar-45, crash landing B-17 44-6325. RTD MACR 13059 Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • David Leal

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio operator | 483rd Bomb Group
    Assigned 816BS, 483BG, 15AF USAAF. Returned from Vienna 16-Mar-45, crash landing B-17 44-6325. RTD MACR 13059 Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Lloyd Owens

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 483rd Bomb Group
    Assigned 816BS, 483BG, 15AF USAAF. Homer Anderson crew. Returned from Vienna 16-Mar-45, crash landing B-17 44-6325. RTD MACR 13059 Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Kenneth Schrader

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist gunner | 483rd Bomb Group
    Assigned 816BS, 483BG, 15AF USAAF. Homer Anderson crew. Returned from Vienna 16-Mar-45, crash landing B-17 44-6325. RTD MACR 13059 Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Robert Smith

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist gunner | 483rd Bomb Group
    Assigned 816BS, 483BG, 15AF USAAF. Homer Anderson crew. Returned from Vienna 16-Mar-45, crash landing B-17 44-6325. RTD MACR 13059 Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Owen Zachritz

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 483rd Bomb Group
    Assigned 816BS, 483BG, 15AF USAAF. Returned from Vienna 16-Mar-45, crash landing B-17 #44-6325. RTD MACR 13059 Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

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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...

  • 816th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 44-6325

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Kearney 4/7/44; Grenier 16/7/44; Assigned 816BS/483BG Sterparone 17/7/44; Missing in Action Vienna 16/3/45 with Homer Anderson, Hatcher, Axler, Alexander, Kramp, Leal, Owens, Bob Smith, Schraeder, Zachritz (10 evaded capture & ret. 30/3/45);...

Associated Place

Events

Event Location Date
Born Burkburnett, TX 20 September 1923

Son of A A Anderson.

Lived in Inglewood, CA June 1942

Draft registration: working at North American Aviation Co

Enlisted Los Angeles, CA 7 October 1942

Los Angeles, California

Based Sterparone 1944 – 1945

Assigned 816BS, 483BG, 15AF USAAF.

Lived in Columbus, MS 1946

Columbus, Mississippi.

Died Forestburg, TX 31 October 2018
Buried Perryman Cemetery, Forrestburg, TX November 2018

Perryman Cemetery
Forestburg, Montague County, Texas

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
04 March 2020 14:06:09 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, service number, biography, awards and events
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/29441541
https://www.fold3.com/image/631574622
https://www.fold3.com/record/85041258-homer-r-anderson
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/161657700/homer-rex-anderson

Date Contributor Update
03 March 2020 05:17:42 jmoore43 Changes to biography
Sources

Added a "#" to the A/C serial number in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity.

Date Contributor Update
29 December 2019 20:07:31 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/29441541

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