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Charles Anderson

Military

Assigned to 534BS, 381BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Berlin in B-17 42-97214 'Carolina Queen'; Collided with another aircraft 24-May-44. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 5181

Awards: PH.

Service

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  • John Wardencki

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 381st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 534BS, 381BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Returm (FTR) Berlin in B-17 42-97214 'Carolina Queen'; Collided with another aircraft 24-May-44. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 5181 Awards: AM (OLC), PH.

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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

    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...

  • 534th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-97214 'Carolina Queen'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 8/2/44; Kearney 27/2/44; Grenier 8/3/44; Assigned 534BS/381BG [GD-B] Ridgewell 25/3/44; Missing in Action 2m Berlin 24/5/44 with John Wardencki, Co-pilot: Chas Dayton, Navigator: Willard Blackfield, Bombardier: Bill Morrison, Flight...

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...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Dorothy, NJ 26 October 1918

Son of Bernhard William Andersen.

Lived in Mays Landing, NJ October 1940
Enlisted Camden, NJ 21 July 1941

Camden, New Jersey

Based Ridgewell 1944 – 24 May 1944

Assigned to 534BS, 381BG, 8AF USAAF.

Died 17 miles NE Berlin 24 May 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) Berlin in B-17 42-97214 'Carolina Queen'; Collided with another aircraft 24-May-44. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 5181

Buried Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery, Dorothy, NJ 1948

Memorialised
Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery
Dorothy, Atlantic County, NJ

Buried Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery 1950

Re-Interred
Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery
Section 84 Site 47-49

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
16 December 2019 11:14:15 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/28637758
https://www.fold3.com/image/310758592
https://www.fold3.com/image/674708606
https://www.fold3.com/record/83489247-charles-andersen
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/19178191/charles-andersen
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/45734855/charles-andersen

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:05:20 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 5181 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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