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Floyd D Anderson

Military

Service

Units served with

  • 466th Bomb Group

    466th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 466th Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators from Attlebridge, Norfolk, during the last year of the war in Europe. The Group flew 232 missions in the course of the year and celebrated the 100th one by inviting local people onto the base to mark the...

  • 472nd Sub-Depot

Associated Place

  • Attlebridge

    Military site : airfield
    Attlebridge was constructed for RAF use and completed to that standard in 1942. However, with news that it was to be assigned to the American Air Force, the runways were extended and additional hardstandings and outbuildings constructed for the heavy...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Alcester, SD 57001, USA 22 May 1915
Enlisted Phoenix, AZ, USA July 1941

Luke Field

466th BG Tour Attlebridge, Norwich, Norfolk NR9, UK January 1944 – 20 July 1945

Had been a line chief on several types of aircraft at Luke Field. Attended B-17 maintenance school in Long Beach. Was an air inspector at Attlebridge, inspecting crashes and auditing operations for quality. Served as a bartender during the Glenn Miller concert in the 472nd SD hangar. Also (illegally) flew 3 combat missions!

Died La Conner, WA 98257, USA 23 September 2010

Floyd Donald Anderson died September 23, 2010, at the La Conner Retirement Inn, La Conner, Washington.

He was born June 22, 1915 in Alcester, South Dakota. The older of two children born to Will and Anna Anderson, he grew up with brother Carroll on the family's farm, graduating from Alcester High School in 1933.

He worked for the Standard Oil Company and Douglas Aircraft until enlisting in the US Army in 1941. He was assigned to the Army Air Corps, promoted to Sergeant, served as a Chief Inspector for the 8th Air Corps in England during WWII and was discharged in November, 1945.

On March 19, 1946 Floyd married Alice Lucille Lind in Bloomington, Illinois. They made their first home in Yankton, South Dakota, where Floyd was employed by the Standard Oil Company. He later worked for Wheeler Mfg. In 1956 the family moved to Seattle, Washington, where Floyd was employed by the Boeing Company until 1970. He returned to work for Wheeler Mfg in 1970 where he worked as a sales representative until retiring in 1980.

During the 61 years of their marriage Floyd and Alice raised six children and, because of Floyd's work, lived in seven states--South Dakota, Washington, Oregon, Michigan, New York, Connecticut, and New Mexico. This provided the family the opportunity to make dear friends throughout the country. For 37 years Floyd and Alice owned a home in Renton, Washington, and were active members of Renton Lutheran Church and then St. Matthew's Lutheran Church. Floyd was also active in community affairs. He was past commander of the American Legion Post in Yankton, South Dakota, served as a Boy Scout committee chairman in several states and received the Golden Acorn award for PTA service in Renton, Washington.

In 1998 Floyd and Alice moved to McMinnville, Oregon. While there, Floyd enjoyed volunteering as a docent guide at the Evergreen Museum. They joined Trinity Lutheran Church in McMinnville. After Alice's passing, Floyd moved to La Conner, Washington, in 2009.

Buried Mt Vernon, WA, USA 26 September 2010

Bay View Cemetery
Mount Vernon
Skagit County
Washington, USA

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
22 November 2015 19:21:59 466thHistorian Changes to middlename, highest rank, role, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

466th BG Historian
letter from Floyd D. Anders on circa 2004

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:09:36 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Unit roster in the book 'Attlebridge Arsenal' by Wassom & Brassford, page 343

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