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David I Anderson Jr


Assigned to 524BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 18 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Madgeburg mission in B-17G 42-97890 'Queen of Spades' A/C Crashed at Niederdodeleben. Prisoner of War (POW). 28-Sep-44. MACR 9364.

Awards: AM, POW, WWII Victory, EAME.



  • Charles Rutledge

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 524BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 32 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Madgeburg mission in B-17G 42-97890 'Queen of Spades' A/C Crashed at Niederdodeleben. Killed in Action (KIA). 28-Sep-44. MACR 9364. ...

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Units served with

  • 379th Bomb Group

    379th Bomb Group

    The 379th Bomb Group (H) (heavy), based at Kimbolton, flew more sorties than any other Bomb Group in the Eighth Air Force and dropped a greater bomb tonnage than any other Group. The B-17 Flying Fortress Group was awarded two Distinguished Unit...

  • 524th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-97890 'Queen of Hearts' "L'il Satan"

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 27/3/44; Kearney 22/5/44; Grenier 29/5/44; Assigned 524BS/379BG [WA-U] Kimbolton 12/6/44 LIL SATAN; returning from Toulouse flak hit blew off nose 25/6/44 with Karl Becker; Navigator: Bob Evans, Bombardier: Arthur Maataa (2 Killed in...

  • 43-37934 Million Dollar Baby

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 7/6/44; Kearney 18/6/44; Grenier 1/7/44; Assigned 379BG Kimbolton 15/7/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 28/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 30/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 8...


  • 652

    28 September 1944

Associated Place

  • Kimbolton

    Military site : airfield
    Planned for RAF use, Kimbolton airfield was built by W and C French Ltd. in 1941. The airfield was increased in size to accommodate a full US heavy Bomb Group, and the first such unit to us it was the 91st Bomb Group, who arrived in September 1942....

  • Stalag Luft I

    Other location

  • Dulag Luft 12

    Other location


Event Location Date
Born Missouri, USA 1 November 1915

Son of David I Anderson Snr.

Lived in Huntington Beach, CA 1942
Enlisted Los Angeles, CA 7 October 1942

Los Angeles California

Based Kimbolton July 1944 – 28 September 1944

Assigned to 524BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF.

Baled out POW Niederdodeleben, Germany 28 September 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) Madgeburg mission in B-17G 42-97890 'Queen of Spades' Crashed at Niederdodeleben. POW 28-Sep-44. MACR 9364.

Prisoner of War (POW) Barth, Germany 28 September 1944 – May 1945

Prisoner of War (POW). Stalag Luft I.

Died El Paso, TX 20 April 1983
Buried Fort Bliss National Cemetery, El Paso,TX 23 April 1983

Fort Bliss National Cemetery
El Paso,
El Paso County, TX


Date Contributor Update
26 June 2019 12:32:26 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, highest rank, biography, awards, events, unit associations, place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations

Date Contributor Update
22 November 2016 09:51:52 Lucy May Changes to events, place associations and aircraft associations

Brought in information from duplicate record. Source:
MACR 9364 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:07:03 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 9364;  379th Bombardment Group Anthology, pg 325