Harold E Anderson

Military

Object Number - UPL 16005 - Crew #761/482 Harold E. Anderson Crew 466th BG - 787th and 784th Bomb Squadrons Standing Left to Right: Earl M. Hawkins (N), James M. Peters...

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Units served with

Three little girls hold up a balloon celebrating the 100th mission of the 466th Bomb Group in front of a B-24 Liberator (serial number 42-95592) nicknamed "Black Cat". Handwritten caption on reverse: 'On our 100 Mission party Day- 18 Aug 1944, Attlebridge, 466th- wouldn't it be something if we could identify these girls? How could I do it?'
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 482nd Bomb Group 784th Bomb Squadron 787th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-688029
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Radar Navigator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 784th Bomb Squadron 787th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-716435
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Earthquake McGoon
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 787th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: That Red Headed Gal
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: White Elephant
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 784th Bomb Squadron

Missions

  • Date: 17 October 1944
  • Date: 30 November 1944
  • Date: 6 December 1944

Places

Aerial photograph of Attlebridge airfield, looking north, the fuel store and a T2 hangar are in the upper centre, 31 January 1946. Photograph taken by No. 90 Squadron, sortie number RAF/3G/TUD/UK/51. English Heritage (RAF Photography).
  • Site type: Airfield
  • Known as: Attlebridge Arsenal, Station 120

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Cokato, Minnesota 2 September 1916

Other

466th BG Combat Tour

Attlebridge, Norwich, Norfolk NR9, UK 8 October 1944 - 21 April 1945

Died

Saint Cloud, MN, USA 28 November 2001 Harold E. Anderson, President and Founder of Anderson Trucking Service, Inc. of St. Cloud, MN, passed away on November 28, 2001 at the St. Cloud Hospital. Funeral Services will be at Saturday, December 1, 2001 at 11 a.m. at Calvary Baptist Church, St. Cloud, MN. Entombment will be in North Star Cemetery, St. Cloud. Visitation will be Friday, November 30 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Benson Funeral Home, St. Cloud, and one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday. Harold Anderson was born September 2,1916 in Cokato, MN to Elmer and Mabel (Lindgren) Anderson. He made his decision for Christ in 1931 and was baptized in Lake Mille Lacs in 1932. He drove truck for his father and Cold Spring Granite. He married Jeanette Isaacson on January 15, 1944 in Minneapolis. Harold served as a Captain in the United States Air Corp. during World War II, completing 29 missions as a B24 bomber pilot. He was honorably discharged in 1945. Upon returning from the war, Harold managed the truck fleet at Cold Spring Granite, and subsequently founded Anderson Trucking Service, Inc. in 1955. Under Harold's leadership, ATS grew into five distinct businesses; ATS Specialized, ATS Inc., Warren Transport of Waterloo, Iowa, ATS Logistics and Intermodal Caribbean Express (ICE). Additionally, Harold was owner/founder of a number of additional businesses which include St. Cloud Truck Sales and Midwest Canvas of St. Cloud, Sunbelt Furniture Xpress of Hickory, North Carolina, and X-L Specialized Trailers of Oelwein, Iowa. Harold was active in numerous transportation organizations, serving in such capacities as Vice President at Large for the American Trucking Association. He served on the Board of Directors for the Truckload Carriers Conference, the Specialized Carriers and Riggers Association, Minnesota Trucking Association, Central Minnesota Transportation Alliance, ATA Litigation Center, St. Cloud Airport Advisory Board and St. Cloud Area Chamber of Commerce. He was a former mayor of Isle, MN. Harold was an active member of Calvary Baptist Church in St. Cloud, and served as a Bethel Foundation Member at Bethel College and Seminary as well as on the President's Council at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois. He was Honorary Chairman of the St. Cloud Area Salvation Army Expansion Campaign and was founder of the Harold E. Anderson Entrepreneurial Center at St. Cloud State University. Harold received the Distinguished Flying Cross and Air Medal from the U.S. Army Air Corps. In 1998 he was named the Ernst & Young Entrepre-neur of the Year for Minnesota and the Dakotas and was also the recipient of the 1998 St. Cloud Area Entrepreneurial Success Award. He received a number of awards including the Bethel College and Seminary 'Arnold T. Wicklund Award', the Minnesota Trucking Association's President's Award, the American Truck Historical Society Founder's Award, the American Trucking Association Fifty Year Award, St. Cloud Area Chamber of Commerce Chairperson's Award, and the Truckload Carrier's Association Past Chairman's Award, the MTA Lifetime Achievement Award and the Minnesota Transportation Advocate Award from the Minnesota Transportation Alliance. 466th BG

Buried

Saint Cloud, MN, USA 1 December 2001 North Star Cemetery Saint Cloud Stearns County Minnesota, USA
Isle, MN, USA Box 173

Revisions

Date16 May 2015 02:48:11
Contributor466thHistorian
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466th BG Historian

Date16 May 2015 02:45:38
Contributor466thHistorian
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466th BG Historian

Date27 Sep 2014 18:12:01
ContributorAAM
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Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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