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Edwin Bailey Anderson

Military

Assigned to 82FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) bomber escort to Hannover. On run in to strafe ground targets, hit by flak. Abandoned P-51D 44-63177 24-Feb-45. 2nd Lt Anderson Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 12613.

Service

Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Command

  • 78th Fighter Group

    78th Fighter Group

    Group
    The 78th Fighter Group was initially based at Goxhill but moved to Duxford in April 1943 and stayed there until October 1945. It flew all three of the USAAF's principal fighters. On D-Day every available Thunderbolt provided air cover to the Allied...

  • 82nd Fighter Squadron

Aircraft

  • 44-63177

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 82FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF. Personal aircraft of Lt Edwin B Anderson. Failed to Return (FTR) bomber escort to Hannover. On run in to strafe ground targets, hit by flak. 24-Feb-45. 24-Feb-45. Pilot 2nd Lt Edwin B Anderson POW. MACR 12613.

Associated Place

  • Duxford

    Military site : airfield
    RAF Duxford, now a museum and still a working airfield, was operated by the USAAF from 1943 to 1945. The base was briefly the home of the 350th Fighter Group in late 1942, but it was not until April 1943 that it became a fully American station when the...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Hardin County, KY, USA 23 June 1923
Lived in Madisonville, KY 42431, USA 1940
Enlisted Louisville, KY, USA 13 November 1942
Prisoner of War (POW) Zagan, Poland 24 February 1945 – May 1945

Prisoner of War (POW).

Baled Out Hanover, Germany 24 February 1945

Failed to Return (FTR) bomber escort to Hannover. On run in to strafe ground targets, hit by flak. Abandoned P-51D 44-63177 24-Feb-45. 2nd Lt Anderson Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 12613.

Died Kentucky, USA 18 November 1981
Buried Madisonville, KY 42431, USA December 1981

Odd Fellows Cemetery
Madisonville
Hopkins County
Kentucky, USA

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
15 July 2016 14:23:57 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, service number, role, biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=63177&Submit=Search
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmacr.asp?MACR=12613&Submit=Go
https://www.fold3.com/image/28828744
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=129026101
https://www.fold3.com/page/84286802_edwin_b%20anderson/details/

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:08:41 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 12613 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

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