Gail E Anderson Jr

Military

S/Sgt Gail E. Anderson Jr was Tail Gunner on board 43-38566 on the 21 November 1944 mission. That plane was involved in a mid-air collision with another 550th Squadron aircraft, 43-38270. Anderson and 6 others of the 9-man crew on 43-38566 returned to base, but Bombardier James H. Shaver and Top Turret Gunner Edward F. Myers were made prisoner as they had bailed out.
MACR 10468.

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Units served with

The insignia of the 385th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 385th Bomb Group 550th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 39921566
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Waist Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 385th Bomb Group 550th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-818657
  • Highest Rank: Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 385th Bomb Group 550th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 39213948
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Ball Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 385th Bomb Group 550th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-712414
  • Highest Rank: Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 385th Bomb Group 550th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 34536943
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Top Turret Gunner

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Unit: 385th Bomb Group 550th Bomb Squadron

Missions

  • Date: 21 November 1944

Events

Event Location Date Description

Enlisted

Flemington, New Jersey, United States 19 July 1943

Other

Returned (RTD)

Germany 21 November 1944

Born

Indiana, United States

Revisions

Date12 May 2015 13:06:27
Sources

Merged with duplicate entry to include information :
drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 1018;
Snetterton Falcons pg 60 & 76

Date16 Apr 2015 14:43:42
ContributorED-BB
Sources

MACR 10468
NARA WWII Enlistment records

Date27 Sep 2014 18:10:33
ContributorAAM
Sources

MACR 10468 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database