John Edward Anderson

Military

Assigned to 612BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. 21 x combat missions. Harry Ahlers crew.

Awards: AM (2OLC), WWII Victory, EAME (1 x Battle Star).

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Units served with

A pathfinder B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 44-8258) of the 401st Bomb Group. Image by Robert Astrella. Written on slide casing: '48258 14 A, Mount Farm.'
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 612th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 12120324 / O-835109
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Baby Lu, Grin N Bear It
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 612th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: The Shape
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 612th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Aw Come On
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 615th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Heavenly Body
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 612th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Lady Luck
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 612th Bomb Squadron

Missions

  • Date: 27 February 1945

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description
Saline, MI

Based

Deenethorpe Assigned to 612BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF.

Born

Corning, IA 1925-01-09 Son of Alfred and Gladys [Kellogg] Anderson.

Died

Ann Arbor, MI 2018-01-10

Buried

Bethlehem Cemetery Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, MI 2018-01-13 Bethlehem Cemetery Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Michigan