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Clifford Anderson


Assigned to 362FS, 357FG, 8AF USAAF. Credited 1 victory on 18-Aug-44. Completed (End) Tour of Duty (ETD).


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

    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


  • 44-13741 'Buddy Boy'

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 362FS, 357FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) area support mission for 1st Airborne to Arnhem, shot down by enemy fighters, pilot Lt James L Blanchard Killed in Action (KIA) 19-Sep-44. MACR 8794.

  • 44-14231 'Buddy Boy II' 'Sebastion Jr'

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 362FS, 357FG, 8AF. Take Off Accident due to Mechanical Failure Leiston Cat 4 damage, written Off. 26-Dec-44.

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...


Event Location Date
Lived in Fort Myers, FL, USA 1940
Assigned Leiston IP16, UK 6 June 1944 – January 1945

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

End Tour of Duty (ETD) England, UK January 1945


Date Contributor Update
14 July 2016 12:26:50 Al_Skiff Changes to role, biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations

Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:06:27 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list / The 357th Over Europe