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Richard A Anderson

Military

Assigned to 362FS, 357FG, 8AF USAAF. Killed in Training (KIT) whilst flying P-51B 43-6987 in crash at Horham 13-Jan-45.

Awards: PH.

Service

Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 357th Fighter Group

    357th Fighter Group

    Group
    The 357th Fighter Group was the first P-51 Mustang Group in the Eighth Air Force, training with them from November 1943 at Raydon, England and entering combat with them in the February of the following year from their new base at Leiston. The Group was...

  • 362nd Fighter Squadron

Aircraft

  • 43-6987 'Satan'

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 362FS, 357FG, 8AF USAAF. Personal aircraft of Lt Thomas E Norris. A/C lost in fatal crash Horham, 13-Jan-45. F/O Richard A Anderson KIFA.

Associated Place

  • Leiston

    Military site : airfield
    Leiston's location only three miles from the North Sea Coast made it ideal as a Fighter Group air base whose job would be to escort bombers across the sea and over occupied Europe. The air base also witnessed the arrival of many very damaged Allied...

Events

Event Location Date
Born New York, NY, USA 1922
Lived in Nassau County, NY, USA 1940
Enlisted Mitchell Field, Garden City, NY 11530, USA 28 January 1943

Mitchell Field
Hempstead
Long Island
New York

Assigned Leiston IP16, UK 16 December 1944 – 13 January 1945

Assigned to 362FS, 357FG, 8AF USAAF.

Killed in Training (KIT) Horham, Eye IP21, UK 13 January 1945

Killed in Training (KIT) whilst flying P-51B 43-6987 in crash at Horham 13-Jan-45.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
19 July 2016 11:12:35 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, role, biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/page/83561037_richard_a%20anderson/details/
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbapi.asp?Pilot=Anderson%2C+Richa...

Date Contributor Update
19 August 2015 12:47:17 Lucyd Changes to events
Sources

Combined two entries into a single entry. Record includes information from the following sources:
Combat Chronology / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia
http://www.friendsofleistonairfield.co.uk/honour.php
http://www.cebudanderson.com/357thkia.htm

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:22:23 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

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