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

Born

Corning, IA 9 January 1925 Son of Alfred and Gladys [Kellogg] Anderson.

Died

Ann Arbor, MI 10 January 2018

Buried

Bethlehem Cemetery Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, MI 13 January 2018 Bethlehem Cemetery Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Michigan
Saline, MI

Based

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