Bryant Yeck Anderson

Military

Assigned to 82FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 364FS, 357FG, 8AF USAAF. Completed (End) Tour of Duty (ETD). 2nd tour with 6th Fighter Wing.

Awards: WWII Victory.

Post War: Remained in USAF serving in Korea and Vietnam, retiring as Colonel.

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Units served with

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: P-47 Thunderbolt
  • Unit: 495th Fighter Training Group 4th Fighter Group 78th Fighter Group 335th Fighter Squadron 551st Fighter Training Squadron 82nd Fighter Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: P-51 Mustang
  • Nicknames: Joan Swoose
  • Unit: 357th Fighter Group 496th Fighter Training Group Base Air Depot 1 362nd Fighter Squadron 555th Fighter Training Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: P-47 Thunderbolt
  • Nicknames: Fortunes Fool Helen
  • Unit: 479th Fighter Group 78th Fighter Group 435th Fighter Squadron 5th Emergency Rescue Squadron 82nd Fighter Squadron

Places

Line up of P-47 Thunderbolts of the 82nd Fighter Squadron, 78th Fighter Group, at Duxford air base. September 1944. Printed caption on reverse of print: '55432 AC - War Birds Home To Rest - Republic P-47 Thunderbolts lined up on an 8th Air Force field in England after a daylight sweep over Germany. Crews have finished inspections and refueling.'
  • Site type: Airfield
  • Known as: "Duckpond"
Aerial photograph of Leiston airfield looking south, the control tower and technical site are to the right, 16 October 1945. Photograph taken by No. 541 Squadron, sortie number RAF/106G/UK/929. English Heritage (RAF Photography).
  • Site type: Airfield
  • Known as: Theberton/Saxmundham

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Utah, USA 5 April 1920

Enlisted

Utah, USA 30 December 1942

Other

Crashed

Arcadia, FL 34266, USA 1 May 1942 Baled Out due to Stall/Spin Arcadia, Florida Cat 5 damage, pilot Lt Bryant Y Anderson, 1-May-42. PT-17 41-8064 - ACTD

Other

Assigned

Duxford 23 February 1943 - 14 May 1944 Assigned to 82FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF.

Other

Crashed

Goxhill, Barrow-upon-Humber DN19, UK 5 March 1943 Landing Accident Goxhill/Sta 345 Cat 3 damage, pilot Lt Bryant Y Anderson, 5-Mar-43. P-47C 41-6217 - 82FS 78FG 8AF

Other

Crashed

Bury St Edmunds, Bury Saint Edmunds, UK 3 August 1943 Crashed Belly Landing Bury St Edmonds/Sta 468 Cat 3 damage, pilot Lt Bryant Y Anderson, 3-Aug-43. P-47D 42-22476 - 82FS 78FG 8AF

Other

Crashed

Leiston IP16, UK 8 March 1944 Landing Accident Leiston/Sta 373 Cat 3 damage, pilot Lt Bryant Y Anderson, 8-Mar-44. P-51C1 42-103007 - 362FS 357FG 8AF

Other

Transferred

14 May 1944 - 12 August 1944 Transferred to 364FS, 357FG, 8AF USAAF.

Other

Promotion

5 July 1944 Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.

Other

End Tour of Duty (ETD)

12 August 1944 Ended Tour of Duty (ETD).

Other

Promotion

12 August 1944 Promoted to Captain.

Other

2nd Tour

4 October 1944 2nd Tour as 1st Lieutenant.

Died

Dillwyn, VA 23936, USA 15 October 1991
Peoria, IL, USA

Buried

Arlington National Cemetery Arlington Arlington County Virginia, USA

Revisions

Date24 May 2015 11:06:11
ContributorLucy May
Sources

Combined two entries for Bryant Anderson. This entry now includes information from the following sources:
Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / EAGLES OF DUXFORD, The 78th Fighter Group in WW2 by Fry, p132

Date27 Sep 2014 18:04:49
ContributorAAM
Sources

Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list