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Milton Deloy Andersen

Military

Not yet 19, Milton Andersen enlisted in the Air Corps in June 1942. He trained as a bomber pilot and was sent overseas, assigned to the 34th Bomb Group / 4th Bomb Squadron in England. After flying with the 4th Squadron on 3 missions on B-24 Liberators and 4 on B-17 Flying Fortresses, he was transferred to the 491st Squadron in the middle of October 1944. He flew the rest of his missions with that Squadron on B17s and completed his tour on 21 February 1945 with 35 bombing missions to his credit. He stayed in the Air Force after the war and served in Korea flying special missions, retiring from the service in 1953. [ Note : The 34th Bomb Group website at http://valortovictory.tripod.com/crews/Anderson.htm lists him incorrectly as Anderson... ]

Service

Units served with

  • 34th Bomb Group

    34th Bomb Group

    Group
    After forming part of the American defence force, first on America's east coast and then on its west, the Group was assigned to the Eighth Air Force in April 1944 and entered combat in May 1944. The Group helped with the preparation for the Normandy...

  • 391st Bomb Squadron
  • 4th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 43-38299 Roger's Dodgers

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 18 July 1944; Kearney 27 July 1944; Grenier 10 August 1944; Assigned 391BS/34BG Mendlesham 16 August 1944. Lt Milton D. Andersen flew most of his 35 missions on # 43-38299. Among other pilots, 1st Lt Harold E. Dwyer flew on it on...

Associated Place

  • Mendlesham

    Military site : airfield
    Built in 1942-1943, Mendlesham's first flying unit was the RAF's No. 310 Squadron - a Czechoslovakian unit. The airfield then became home to the USAAF 34th Bomb Group. This unit flew missions from Mendlesham in B-24s and B-17s.

  • Santa Ana Army Air Base

    Military site : airfield

Events

Event Location Date
Born Overton, Clark County, Nevada, United States 5 November 1923

the son of Thomas Milton Andersen and Annie Gertrude (Rohner) Andersen

Enlisted Salt Lake City, Utah, United States 26 June 1942

as a Private in the Air Corps

Died Boise, Ada County, Idaho, United States 11 January 2016
Buried Overton, Moapa Valley, NV 89040, USA 30 January 2016
Lived in Overton, Clark County, Nevada, United States

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
22 March 2016 06:02:13 CPAndersen Changes to place associations
Sources

reported to Santa Ana, Ca. for pre-flight

Date Contributor Update
22 March 2016 05:38:43 CPAndersen Changes to events
Sources

personal knowledge

Date Contributor Update
22 March 2016 05:36:11 CPAndersen Changes to awards
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Milton Deloy Andersen interview by Benjamin Bahlmann

Date Contributor Update
22 March 2016 04:56:57 CPAndersen Changes to nickname
Sources

Milton Deloy is my Grandfather, sources are personal knowledge.

Date Contributor Update
21 February 2016 15:51:37 ED-BB Changes to middlename, nickname, service number, biography, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

NARA WWII Enlistment records
34th BG website : « Anderson » : http://valortovictory.tripod.com/crews/Anderson.htm

Date Contributor Update
01 February 2016 23:03:48 Dragon73 Changes to nickname, highest rank, role and aircraft associations
Sources

Memories and Stories that my Grandfather Milton D. Andersen told me.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:20:17 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

1996 34th BG Roster / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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