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Oakley A Anderson


Shot down 25 May 1944 in B-17 #4210717. Prisoner of War (POW).

Oakley returned to Asheville after the end of the war and owned a barber shop in Asheville. He and his wife Rose never had any children. Oakley loved music and played the guitar as well as other instruments.


Units served with

  • 388th Bomb Group

    388th Bomb Group

    The 388th Bomb Group flew strategic bombing mission from Knettishall, Suffolk from June 1943 to the end of the war. During this time, though, detachments were sent to Fersfield, Norfolk to conduct Aphrodite missions. In these Aphrodite missions veteran...

  • 560th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-107017

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 27/1/44; Kearney 1/2/44; Presque Is 5/3/44; Assigned 560BS/388BG Knettishall 6/3/44; Missing in Action Liege 25/5/44 with Bill Warren, Bombardier: Jerome Fontaine (2 Killed in Action); Navigator: Gene McClellan, Flight engineer/top...


Event Location Date
Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 25 May 1944
Died Asheville, North Carolina, USA 23 July 1959

Died of ruptured Appendix. 46 Years old


Date Contributor Update
08 October 2015 01:44:45 hstackhouse Changes to events

Nephew. Death date provided by cousin Burton Anderson. Taps and a 21 gun salute was provided.

Date Contributor Update
07 October 2015 22:19:43 hstackhouse Changes to biography and events

Nephew, Harvey Stackhouse

Date Contributor Update
07 October 2015 22:13:59 hstackhouse Changes to events

Nephew. Harvey Stackhouse with information from cousin Edel Seay

Date Contributor Update
01 October 2015 22:59:59 hstackhouse Changes to awards

Harvey Stackhouse, from Edel Seay, niece.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2015 20:18:50 hstackhouse Changes to nickname

He was my uncle. He was also our barber until his death at the young age of 46.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:20:44 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 5262 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database