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Arden M Anderson


Anderson was born in 1918 and grew up in the small town of Menasha, Wisconsin, where he graduated with honors from the local high school during the Great Depression. He enlisted in the Army at Chanute Field, Illinois, where he passed the Air Corps test in July 1940. After promotions to sergeant and then staff sergeant in 1942, he trained as a pilot, earning his wings and lieutenant's bar in May 1944. During the war, he served as a B-24 bomber pilot flying missions with the 446th out of Bungay, England.



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Units served with

  • 446th Bomb Group

    446th Bomb Group

    The 446th Bomb Group, who came to be known as "the Bungay Buckaroos" after the name of their Suffolk base, flew B-24 Liberators on strategic, support and interdictory missions over Europe. The Group led the Eighth Air Force and 2nd Bomb Division on the...

Associated Place

  • Bungay

    Military site : airfield
    From late November 1943, the three bases of Bungay, Seething and Hardwick were the stations of the 20th Combat Wing of the Eighth Air Force. The base had previously housed individual squadrons of the 310th Bomb Group (Twelfth Air Force) and of the 93rd...

  • Chanute Field

    Military site : airfield
    Chanute Field was established in 1917 as a training ground for pilots. After a brief closure at the end of the First World War, the airfield was designated a technical school and provided training for ground personnel during the Second World War. ...


Event Location Date


Date Contributor Update
07 October 2019 14:55:54 JBP Changes to highest rank, role, biography, person associations, place associations and aircraft associations

These background details come from a local newspaper, the Menasha Record, which tracked Anderson's career in the Army. They are corroborated by an obituary published in the Post-Crescent of Appleton, Wisconsin, and by his gravestone (see here

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:03:55 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia /