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DeLynn Edward Anderson

Military

Commanding Officer 79th FS 20th FG March 6, 1943 - Sept 27, 1944
285 combat hours
Destroyed 1/5 HE-177 air + 2 HE-177 ground + 1 ME-109 damaged air
CO 77th FS at Shaw AFB Apr-Nov 1948
CO 79th FS Shaw AFB 1950-51
CO 406th FBG USAFE 1952-53 flying F-86D Sabre Jets
Adviser ROKAF KIA April 20, 1961. Attacked and damaged by by NKAF MIG-15s after straying across the border crashed and killed in landing attempt.

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. ...

  • 20th Fighter Group

    20th Fighter Group

    Group
    In August 1943, the 20th Fighter Group arrived in Clyde, Scotland, before travelling to Kings Cliffe, Northamptonshire, which was to be their base for the rest of the war. The Group flew 312 missions before their last mission on 25 April 1945. The...

  • 79th Fighter Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-67646 'Kentucky Kernel'

    P-38 Lightning
    Assigned to 79FS, 20FG, 8AF USAAF. Personal aircraft of Major DeLynn Anderson. Failed to Return (FTR) bomber escort to Brunswick. Shot down Devanter, Holland Lt Mack D Fall baled out POW. 30-Jan-44. MACR 2102.

  • 42-68005 'Kentucky Kernel'

    P-38 Lightning
    Assigned to 79FS, 20FG, 8AF USAAF. Lost 26-Apr-44 crash-landed - Lt. Harry J Watson Jr.

  • 43-28404 'Kentucky Kernel' 'Soar / Assie II'

    P-38 Lightning
    Assigned to 79FS, 20FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 55FS, 20FG, 8AF USAAF.

  • 43-28718 'Kentucky Kernel IV'

    P-38 Lightning
    Assigned to 79FS, 20FG, 8AF USAAF. Personal aircraft of Major Delynn E Anderson.

  • 44-14003 'Kentucky Kernel V' 'Puddin' 'Danny Boy'

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 79FS, 20FG, 8AF USAAF. Personal aircraft of Major Delynn E Anderson. Re-assigned to Major Richard P Gatterdam. Re-assigned to Capt John K Hollins. Transferred to 359FS, 356FG, 8AF USAAF.

Associated Place

  • Kings Cliffe

    Military site : airfield
    Kings Cliffe began as a satellite air base for the Group based at nearby Wittering. The 56th Fighter Group, however, were all based at Kings Cliffe and it was here that the pilots trained in P-47 Thunderbolts and flew their first missions in the...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Stearns, KY, USA 29 September 1918
Enlisted S Ft Thomas Ave, Fort Thomas, KY 41075, USA 25 April 1941

Fort Thomas, Kentucky

Crashed Long Beach Airport, 4100 Donald Douglas Dr, Long Beach, CA 90808, USA 16 May 1942

Taxiing Accident Long Beach Muni Airport, CA Cat 3 damage, pilot Capt Delynn E Anderson, 16-May-42.

P-38F 41-2328 - 94PS 83FG

Promotion King's Cliffe, Peterborough PE8, UK 30 April 1944

Promoted to Major.

End Tour of Duty (ETD) England, UK 27 September 1944

Ended Tour of Duty (ETD).

Reassigned USA United States 22 October 1944

Re-assigned to USA.

Crashed Hillsboro Pines, FL 33073, USA 17 June 1945

Landing Accident due to Engine Failure 45mi NNW Hillsboro Florida Cat BL damage, pilot Major Delynn E Anderson, 17-Jun-45.

C-47B 43-49544 338AAFBU 3AF

Died Korea 20 April 1961

flying unarmed F-86 fighter on a training mission, strayed over the Demilitarized Zone and attacked by 2 MiGs near Onjin, North Korea. Tried to land his damaged jet at Yiumann Air Base, but it crashed killing him.

Buried Golden Gate National Cemetery San Bruno San Mateo County CA May 1961

Golden Gate National Cemetery
San Bruno
San Mateo County
California, USA

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
01 May 2021 11:52:51 Al_Skiff Changes to biography and events
Sources

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/282422/delynn-edward-anderson

Date Contributor Update
27 April 2019 22:45:47 fugari Changes to biography
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added to bio

Date Contributor Update
27 April 2019 19:11:18 fugari Changes to biography
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spelling correction

Date Contributor Update
27 April 2019 19:10:12 fugari Changes to role, biography, awards, events, unit associations, place associations and media associations
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JCook Photo Collection & Archives

Date Contributor Update
15 July 2018 22:31:41 Grateful Changes to nickname
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Son in law

Date Contributor Update
07 September 2016 15:07:12 general ira snapsorter Changes to biography, events and media associations
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Merged with duplicate entry to include details from:
- the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia;
- King's Cliffe Memorial Edition

Date Contributor Update
14 July 2016 14:08:29 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, biography, awards and events
Sources

http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=Anderson%2C+Delyn...
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbapi.asp?Pilot=Anderson%2C+Delyn...
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Anderson&GSfn=Dely...
https://www.abmc.gov/node/513073#.V4eMlmf2aHs
http://www.honorstates.org/index.php?id=3502

Date Contributor Update
14 July 2016 13:01:06 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, highest rank, role, biography, awards, events, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Anderson&GSfn=Dely...
https://www.fold3.com/page/530052428_delynn_e%20anderson/details/

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:07:10 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

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