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Harold E Anderson




  • Ronald Arbaugh

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Flight Engineer | 466th Bomb Group

  • Stanley Goldstein

    Military | First Lieutenant | Radar Navigator | 466th Bomb Group
    Flew 30 missions DFC/Air Medal w4/Oak Leaf Cluster; ETO ribbon w/6 battle stars/French,Normandy Award

  • Elmer Harrington

    Military | Sergeant | Gunner | 466th Bomb Group

  • Earl Hawkins

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 466th Bomb Group

  • James Hill

    Military | Captain | Pilotage Navigator/Bombardier | 466th Bomb Group
    29 combat missions, 184 combat hours. B-24 ETO Jul 1945. AM (3)/ PH/ DFC/ ETO 3 stars/ WWIIV/ UC Retired from USAF as a Lt. Colonel.

  • Harry Landers

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Tail Gunner | 466th Bomb Group

  • James Lynch

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Waist Gunner | 466th Bomb Group

  • James Peters

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 466th Bomb Group

  • James Russell

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 466th Bomb Group

  • Edwin Sjoholm

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Waist Gunner | 466th Bomb Group
    Flew on plane #482 'Andy's Aces'

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Units served with

  • 466th Bomb Group

    466th Bomb 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...

  • 784th Bomb Squadron
  • 787th Bomb Squadron



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...


Event Location Date
Born Cokato, Minnesota 2 September 1916
Lived in Isle, MN, USA 1943

Box 173

466th BG Combat Tour Attlebridge, Norwich, Norfolk NR9, UK 8 October 1944 – 21 April 1945
Died Saint Cloud, MN, USA 28 November 2001

Harold E. Anderson, President and Founder of Anderson Trucking Service, Inc. of St. Cloud, MN, passed away on November 28, 2001 at the St. Cloud Hospital.
Funeral Services will be at Saturday, December 1, 2001 at 11 a.m. at Calvary Baptist Church, St. Cloud, MN. Entombment will be in North Star Cemetery, St. Cloud. Visitation will be Friday, November 30 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Benson Funeral Home, St. Cloud, and one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday.

Harold Anderson was born September 2,1916 in Cokato, MN to Elmer and Mabel (Lindgren) Anderson. He made his decision for Christ in 1931 and was baptized in Lake Mille Lacs in 1932. He drove truck for his father and Cold Spring Granite. He married Jeanette Isaacson on January 15, 1944 in Minneapolis. Harold served as a Captain in the United States Air Corp. during World War II, completing 29 missions as a B24 bomber pilot. He was honorably discharged in 1945.

Upon returning from the war, Harold managed the truck fleet at Cold Spring Granite, and subsequently founded Anderson Trucking Service, Inc. in 1955. Under Harold's leadership, ATS grew into five distinct businesses; ATS Specialized, ATS Inc., Warren Transport of Waterloo, Iowa, ATS Logistics and Intermodal Caribbean Express (ICE). Additionally, Harold was owner/founder of a number of additional businesses which include St. Cloud Truck Sales and Midwest Canvas of St. Cloud, Sunbelt Furniture Xpress of Hickory, North Carolina, and X-L Specialized Trailers of Oelwein, Iowa.

Harold was active in numerous transportation organizations, serving in such capacities as Vice President at Large for the American Trucking Association. He served on the Board of Directors for the Truckload Carriers Conference, the Specialized Carriers and Riggers Association, Minnesota Trucking Association, Central Minnesota Transportation Alliance, ATA Litigation Center, St. Cloud Airport Advisory Board and St. Cloud Area Chamber of Commerce. He was a former mayor of Isle, MN. Harold was an active member of Calvary Baptist Church in St. Cloud, and served as a Bethel Foundation Member at Bethel College and Seminary as well as on the President's Council at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois. He was Honorary Chairman of the St. Cloud Area Salvation Army Expansion Campaign and was founder of the Harold E. Anderson Entrepreneurial Center at St. Cloud State University.

Harold received the Distinguished Flying Cross and Air Medal from the U.S. Army Air Corps. In 1998 he was named the Ernst & Young Entrepre-neur of the Year for Minnesota and the Dakotas and was also the recipient of the 1998 St. Cloud Area Entrepreneurial Success Award. He received a number of awards including the Bethel College and Seminary 'Arnold T. Wicklund Award', the Minnesota Trucking Association's President's Award, the American Truck Historical Society Founder's Award, the American Trucking Association Fifty Year Award, St. Cloud Area Chamber of Commerce Chairperson's Award, and the Truckload Carrier's Association Past Chairman's Award, the MTA Lifetime Achievement Award and the Minnesota Transportation Advocate Award from the Minnesota Transportation Alliance.
466th BG

Buried Saint Cloud, MN, USA 1 December 2001

North Star Cemetery
Saint Cloud
Stearns County
Minnesota, USA


Date Contributor Update
16 May 2015 02:48:11 466thHistorian Changes to events

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
16 May 2015 02:45:38 466thHistorian Changes to service number, events, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:12:01 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia