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Robert Henry Anderson


"Sgt. Robert H. Anderson, of Thaxton, Virginia, a member of the 7th Station Complement Squadron was accidentally shot in the left chest about 1630 hours and died in the Station hospital a few minutes later. The shot was fired by Sgt. Martin L. Miller, of Lafayette, Indiana, a member of the same squadron, in quarters, during the course of a friendly discussion regarding whether or not Sgt. Miller's Thompson sub-machine gun was clean."



  • Martin Miller

    Military | Duty Non-Commissioned Officer | 381st Bomb Group
    To 432 ASGp

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. ...

  • 381st Bomb Group

    381st Bomb Group

    The 381st Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Ridgewell, Essex between June 1943 and April 1945. The Group was awarded two Distinguished Unit Citations, the first for bombing shipyards at Bremen, whilst under heavy attack, on 8 October 1943 and...

  • 7th Station Complement Squadron

Associated Place

  • Ridgewell

    Military site : airfield
    Built during 1941-42 as an RAF bomber station, Ridgewell operated as a satellite to RAF Stradishall until May 1943. It had three concrete runways, initially 36 pan hardstandings, and two dispersed T2 hangars. Taken over by the Eighth Air Force in June...


Event Location Date
Born Virginia, United States 6 June 1913
Lived in Bedford County, Virginia, United States 1942
Enlisted Roanoke, Virginia, United States 13 June 1942
Based Ridgewell 29 June 1943
Killed in Service Ridgewell, England - Station 167 29 June 1943

Firearm accident on base


Plot E
Row 5
Grave 30


Date Contributor Update
22 May 2020 02:08:41 ARowe95 Changes to middlename, events and place associations

All entries by ARowe95 are from:
381st BGMA
242nd Medical Detachment Diary
NARA Enlistment records
They Came from Over the Pond - David Osborne
The Mighty Men of the 381st - James Good Brown

Date Contributor Update
24 July 2018 01:48:01 ARowe95 Changes to events, person associations, unit associations and place associations


Date Contributor Update
18 October 2017 05:27:15 ARowe95 Changes to awards and place associations


Date Contributor Update
07 September 2016 15:47:43 general ira snapsorter Changes to events

Merged with duplicate entry to include details from:
- the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia ;
- Losses of the 8th & 9th AFs Vol. I by Bishop & Hey p. 502,
- WWII Memorial

Date Contributor Update
20 October 2015 15:19:40 ED-BB Changes to events

Added residence at enlistment

Date Contributor Update
20 October 2015 15:16:09 ED-BB Changes to service number, highest rank, biography, events and place associations

ABMC website
NARA WWII Enlistment records

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:23:30 AAM AAM ingest

381st Bomb Group Memorial Association, March 1999; Roll of Honor / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia