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Frederick Lewis Anderson

Military

Formerly senior pilot and CG of 4th Bomb Wing at Marks Hall from May 1943. Then appointed CG VIII BC 1 July 1943 to January 1944.

See www.arlingtoncemetery.com/flanderson.htm

Films from the Frederick L. Anderson Collection at the Hoover Library & Archives were preserved in 2015 with funding from a grant from the National Film Preservation Foundation. See: http://www.hoover.org/news/hoover-preserves-1940s-color-films-featuring-...

Silver Star/ DFC/ DSM Oak Leaf Cluster/ AM/ LM

Service

Units served with

  • US Strategic Air Forces

    US Strategic Air Forces


    Eighth Air Force Headquarters became USSTAF in February 1944 and oversaw all Strategic Air Force activities in the European, African and Middle Eastern Theatre of Operations, particularly the operations of the Eighth and Fifteenth Air Forces.

  • VIII Bomber Command

    VIII Bomber Command

    Command
    VIII Bomber Command was constituted and activated in 1942. It oversaw heavy bombardment operations until February 1944, when it was redesginated as the 8th Air Force.

  • 95th Bomb Group

    95th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 95th Bomb Group was the only Eighth Air Force Group to be awarded three Distinguished Unit Citations. The first, shared by all four Bomb Wing Groups, was for the bombing of an aircraft factory under intense enemy fire at Regensburg on 17 August...

  • 412th Bomb Squadron

Associated Place

  • High Wycombe

    Military site : non-airfield
    High Wycome known as Daws Hill was the Headquarters of Eighth Air Force Bomber Command (Pinetree). Situated on land and in a house formerly occupied by Wycombe Abbey School and restored to them by the US on 9 May 1946. ...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Kingston, New York 4 October 1905
Died 2 March 1969
Buried

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
28 September 2019 16:44:11 SavvyGA Changes to biography
Sources

Information from Freeman's Mighty Eighth series plus Marks Hall archives.

Date Contributor Update
11 September 2018 10:11:20 general ira snapsorter Changes to unit associations
Sources

WWII European Theatre Army Records, Roster of Key Officers, January 1945 via Fold 3

Date Contributor Update
16 December 2016 11:43:33 Lucy May Changes to highest rank, unit associations and media associations
Sources

Brought in information from duplicate record. Source:
Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / http://95thbg.org/95th_db_pages/left_formation_code/gethonoroll.php

Date Contributor Update
10 August 2015 16:20:50 K Flynn Changes to media associations
Sources

Associated image of Major General Frederick L. Anderson from Roger Freemen Collection

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:10:28 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / The Mighty Eighth by Roger Freeman; www.arlingtoncemetery.com/flanderson.htm

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