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Erling A Anderson


Assigned to 532BS, 381BG, 8AF USAAF. Reseigh crew. 30 x combat missions. 14-Oct-44 both pilots wounded by flak burst directly above cockpit in B-17 42-102703 'Pella Tulip'. RTD. ETD

Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.



  • Charles Reseigh

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 381st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 532BS, 381BG, 8AF USAAF. 30+ combat missions. 14-Oct-44 wounded by flak burst directly above cockpit in B-17 42-102703 'Pella Tulip'. RTD. ETD Awards: DFC, AM, PH, WWII Victory, EAME.

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...

  • 532nd Bomb Squadron


  • 42-102703 Pella Tulip

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 26/3/44; Kearney 14/4/44; Grenier 29/4/44; Assigned 532BS/381BG [VE-M] Ridgewell 22/5/44; 30+m battle damaged Cologne 16/10/44 with Chas Reseigh; two minutes before bombs away a flak hit smashed cockpit and nose comp. Pilot Reseigh...

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 Clallam Bay, WA 17 December 1918

Son of Abe Anderson.

Based Ridgewell 1944 – 1944

Assigned to 532BS, 381BG, 8AF USAAF.

Died 26 September 1990
Buried Marysville Cemetery, Marysville, Snohomish County, WA October 1990

Marysville Cemetery
Marysville, Snohomish County, Washington


Date Contributor Update
09 April 2020 13:18:26 Al_Skiff Changes to highest rank, role, biography, awards, events, person associations, unit associations and place associations

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:09:12 AAM AAM ingest

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