Malcolm Ross Anderson

Military

Object Number - UPL 55255 - Malcolm R. Anderson

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Units served with

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: Halverson Detachment 1st Provisional Group
  • Service Numbers: O-11444
  • Highest Rank: Colonel
  • Role/Job: Pilot

Missions

  • Date: 12 June 1942
  • Official Description: 13 B-24’s of detachment under command of Col Harry A Halverson en route from US to China take off during 11Jun from Fayid to bomb oilfields at Ploesti. Only 12 attack at dawn. 4 of the 13 land at base in Iraq which was designated for recovery of the...
  • Date: 15 June 1942
  • Official Description: 7 B-24’s, along with 2 RAF B-24’s and RAF torpedo-carrying Beauforts, attack Italian fleet E of Malta. The B-24’s bomb and damage a battleship and a cruiser, while the Beauforts sink a cruiser.
  • Date: 21 June 1942
  • Official Description: 9 B-24’s bomb Bengasi harbor after RAF Wellingtons light the target with flares and incendiaries
  • Date: 27 June 1942
  • Official Description: B-24’s bomb harbor at Tobruk during 26/27 Jun in effort to disrupt movement of supplies.

Places

Fayid Airbase in Egypt, home of the 98th Bomb Group, photographed from a B-24 Liberator. Handwritten caption on reverse: 'Airfield + station RAF Fayid ME, 1941.'
  • Site type: Airfield
  • Known as: RAF Fayid

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

1917-10-28

Enlisted

1941-10-07 Place of enlistment New York City, NY.

Died

1942-07-13 Shot down on mission over Benghazi, Libya. KIA

Revisions

Date23 Jan 2022 18:02:30
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Added ADSM based on entry date.

Date5 Sep 2020 13:18:43
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NARA files verified participation in Air Combat and Egypt-Libya campaign phase for EAME Campaign Medal.

Date5 Jul 2020 12:28:25
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Died before 20 Jul 1942 when Halverson Detachment became 1st Provisional Group.

Date5 Jul 2020 01:14:21
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NARA file verified ASN upon entry and entry date. Officer number used while serving with HALPRO Detachment and with 1st Provisional Group are from General Orders awarding the Silver Star to Lt. Anderson after his death. Correspondence and change to officer number provided in IDPF to family to reflect 0-388723. B-24 was not in aircraft to be selected, but was HALPRO #7 B-24D #41-11600 "Eager Beaver."

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