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Arnwald W Anderson

Military

Arnwald Warren Anderson enlisted into the service on August 14, 1942 at Des Moines, Iowa. He served his country during World War II in the Army Air Corps, completing 35 combat missions as a B-17 tail gunner in the 336th Bomb Squadron of the 95th Bomb Group. He was honorably discharged on October 22, 1945, from Sheppard Field in Texas, at the rank of Staff Sergeant. He died March 17, 2007 in Spencer, Iowa.

Service

Units served with

  • 95th Bomb Group

    95th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 95th Bomb Group was the only Eighth Air Force Group to be awarded three Distinguished Unit Citations. The first, shared by all four Bomb Wing Groups, was for the bombing of an aircraft factory under intense enemy fire at Regensburg on 17 August...

  • 336th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-97194 Good Pickin'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 5/2/44; Kearney 24/2/44; Presque Is 11/3/44; Assigned 336BS/95BG [ET-O] Horham 11/3/44; with G.M. Jackman force landed B-53 Merville, Belg., 10/5/45; with Lt Henderson force landed A-70 Laon, France 20/5/45; 114m Returned to the USA...

  • 42-102427

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 2/3/44. Kearney 25/3/44. Grenier 2/4/44. Assigned 336BS/95BG [ET-C] Horham 7/4/44 Battle damaged Mainz 9/10/44 with Taylor; force landed France, 9RTD. Salvaged 14/11/44.

  • 42-102450 'Paisano'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 4/3/44; Kearney 22/3/44; Dow Fd 7/4/44; Assigned 96BG Snetterton 7/4/44; transferred 336BS/95BG Horham 8/4/44; with W. G. Helm force landed A-71 Clastres, France 29/12/44; 85m, Missing in Action Chemnitz 3/3/45 with Bob Duncan, Co...

  • 42-31675 'Berlin Bessie'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 6/12/43; Kearney 12/12/43; Romulus 17/12/43; Grenier 19/12/43; Presque Is 22/12/43; Assigned 412BS/95BG [QW-W] Horham 26/12/43; Missing in Action Ludwigshafen 27/9/44 with Benedict B Busse, rest unknown; one engine out, force landed...

  • 42-31939 Spook Six

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 6/1/44; Kearney 15/1/44; Romulus 23/1/44; Grenier 25/1/44; Assigned 336BS/95BG [ET-J] Horham 2/2/44; transferred 412BS [QW-J]; 98m, with S.D. Reed, force landed RAF Coltishakk, 8RTD, 1WIA; Returned to the USA 121 BU Bradley 21/6/44;...

  • 42-39884

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Long Beach 29/9/43; Gr Island 21/10/43; slated 96BG, but Assigned 336BS/95BG [ET-N] Horham 5/11/43; with W.J. Reis 4/3/44 Waist gunner: John Hurley (kia); Missing in Action Zwickau (40m) 12/5/44 with Edwin Yablonski, Co-pilot: Walt Corrigan,...

  • 42-97068

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 24/1/44; Gr Island 9/2/44; Presque Is 21/2/44; Assigned 336BS/95BG [ET-H] Horham 26/2/44; (41m) Missing in Action Hannover 18/6/44 with John Bullard, Co-pilot: Bill Moore, Navigator: Bill Holmes, Bombardier: Darrell Stevens, Flight...

  • 42-97120

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 29/1/44; Gr Island 15/2/44; Kearney 29/2/44; Assigned 336BS/95BG [ET-E] Horham 3/3/44; {47m}, Missing in Action Regensburg 21/7/44 with Henry Laird, Co-pilot: Fred Clark, Navigator: Bill Gifford, Bombardier: Ordway Gates, Radio...

  • 42-97205

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 6/2/44; Gr Island 22/2/44; Presque Is 12/3/44; Assigned 336BS/95BG [ET-L] Horham 14/3/44; battle damaged Merseburg (41m) 28/7/44 with C.Snowden; 10RTD, crash landed base, sal 29/7/44.

  • 42-97844

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 14/3/44; Kearney 13/4/44; Dow Fd 29/4/44; Assigned 336BS/95BG [ET-R] Horham 20/4/44; with Glovik 7/10/44, Waist gunner: Chas Buda KIA; 97m, Missing in Action Frankfurt 9/3/45 with Bill Durant (Ouratt?), Co-pilot: Dwight King, Navigator...

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Associated Place

  • Horham

    Military site : airfield
    Horham airfield was planned and built for RAF use, but handed over to the Eighth Air Force and used initially by the 47th Bomb Group. When they joined the Twelfth Air Force in January 1943, it became home to the B-26 Marauders of the 323rd Bomb Group....

Events

Event Location Date
Born Sioux Rapids, Iowa 5 August 1921
Enlisted 14 August 1942
Discharged Sheppard Field, Texas 22 October 1945
Died Spencer, Iowa 17 March 2007

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
22 February 2022 00:45:34 Douglas P Changes to nickname, service number, biography, awards, events, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

NARA
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/67960052/arnwald-warren-anderson
https://95thbg.mmsw.eu/person/106

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:03:59 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / http://95thbg.org/95th_db_pages/left_formation_code/gethonoroll.php

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