Robert Harold Anderson

Military ROLL OF HONOUR

Assigned to 844BS, 489BG, 8AF USAAF. B-24 'Fay Day' took off for mission, unable to reach altitude, aborted mission. Attempting landing, A/C turned sharply to the left and crashed. Gas tanks and bombs exploded shortly thereafter. 25-Jun-44. Killed in Action(KIA).

Awards: AM, PH.

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Units served with

The insignia of the 489th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 489th Bomb Group 844th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 18082022 / O-693557
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Fay Day
  • Unit: 489th Bomb Group 844th Bomb Squadron

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Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Mason City, IA 1921-02-24 Son of James L and Tena S Anderson. Husband of Luella Margeret [Romig] Anderson (Re-married as Miltenberger).

Died

Killed in Action (KIA)

Halesworth, UK 1944-06-25 Killed in crash landing 25-Jun-44.

Enlisted

Camp Dodge, Herrold, IA 1942-12-29 Camp Dodge, Herrold, Iowa

Buried

1944-06-26 Interred Cambridge American Cemetery Coton, Cambs, UK

Buried

Memorial Park Cemetery, Mason City, IA Re-Interred Memorial Park Cemetery Mason City, Cerro Gordo County, IA

Based

Halesworth 1944-06-25 Assigned to 844BS, 489BG, 8AF USAAF.