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Clarence V Anderson

Military

Killed in Action (KIA) Crashed on take-off, April 12, 1944, B-17G #42-31088, 'Heaven Can Wait'.
Navigator in Philip King crew.

Service

Units served with

  • 447th Bomb Group

    447th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 447th Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses on strategic bombardment missions out of Rattlesden, Suffolk. With their first mission coming on Christmas Eve, December 24, 1943, their main focus was hitting sites that would weaken enemy forces...

Aircraft

  • 42-31088 Heaven Can Wait

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 20/9/43; Scott 25/9/43; Assigned 711BS/447BG Rattlesden 19/11/43; crashed on take off for mission 12/4/44 with Pilot: Philip King, Co-pilot: John Dillon, Navigator: Clarence V. Anderson, Bombardier: John Pruner, Flight engineer/top...

Associated Place

  • Rattlesden

    Military site : airfield
    Built for the Eighth Air Force in 1942, Rattlesden had three concrete runways, 50 hardstandings and two dispersed T2 hangars. Intended to be a twin-engine B-26 bomber base, it was originally a satellite for nearby Rougham, and first occupied from...

Events

Event Location Date
Born South Dakota
Died 12 April 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
25 May 2018 17:03:04 LUCKY PARTNERS Changes to biography
Sources

lp

Date Contributor Update
25 May 2018 17:01:43 LUCKY PARTNERS Changes to biography and place associations
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lp

Date Contributor Update
25 May 2018 16:54:40 LUCKY PARTNERS Changes to service number, person associations and aircraft associations
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Lucky Partners

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:06:20 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Combat Chronology / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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