Andersen, Leslie Ernest, Col

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Colonel
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
1021A-Pilot
Last AFSC Group
Aircrew
Primary Unit
1968-1972, Tinker Air Force Base
Service Years
1942 - 1972
Colonel

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Home State
Minnesota
Minnesota
Year of Birth
1920
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Leader, Minnesota
Last Address
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Date of Passing
May 05, 2003
 
Location of Interment
Fort Sill National Cemetery - Elgin, Oklahoma
Wall/Plot Coordinates
SECTION 30A, SITE 42

 Official Badges 

Air Force Commander Headquarters Air Force Air Force Retired


 Unofficial Badges 

Cold War Medal Gold Star Air Ace American Fighter Aces Congressional Gold Medal




 Military Association Memberships
American Fighter Aces AssociationAir Force Memorial (AFM)
  2016, American Fighter Aces Association
  2016, Air Force Memorial (AFM) [Verified] - Assoc. Page


 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
He was credited with destroying 5 enemy aircraft in aerial combat, plus 1 probable, from Sep-Dec 1943. His brother, Cpl Ansgar Raymond Andersen, died while a POW in the Philippines in 1942.
   
Other Comments:
Sources:
http://veterantributes.org/TributeDetail.php?recordID=650
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=15698509
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/96th_Flying_Training_Squadron
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/82d_Operations_Group
http://www.8thafhs.org/fighter/82fg.htm
http://www.82ndfightergroup.com/
http://www.cieldegloire.com/fg_082.php
http://raf-112-squadron.org/82nd_fg.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/15th_Expeditionary_Mobility_Task_Force
http://home.ancestry.com
 
   
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 Unit Assignments
96th Fighter Squadron82nd Fighter GroupUS Air ForceUnited States Air Forces Japan
US Air ForceAir Force Bases/ InstallationsUSAFE HeadquartersContinental Air Command (CAC)
Air Command and Staff College (Student) Maxwell AFB, AlHeadquarters Command (HQ USAF)National War College3rd Air Force
Tinker Air Force Base
  1943-1943, AAF MOS 1055, 96th Fighter Squadron
  1943-1943, AAF MOS 1055, 82nd Fighter Group
  1943-1944, AAF MOS 1055, Fighter Units
  1946-1948, United States Air Forces Japan
  1948-1951, Bolling Air Force Base
  1951-1952, Kelly Air Force Base
  1952-1954, USAFE Headquarters
  1954-1957, Continental Air Command (CAC)
  1957-1958, Air Command and Staff College (Student) Maxwell AFB, Al
  1958-1963, Headquarters Command (HQ USAF)
  1963-1964, Industrial College of the Armed Forces, National War College
  1964-1968, 3rd Air Force
  1968-1972, Tinker Air Force Base
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1945 World War II
  1943-1943 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Sicily Campaign (1943)
  1943-1943 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Naples-Foggia Campaign (1943-44)
  1943-1944 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Air Offensive, Europe Campaign (1942-44)
  1944-1944 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Rome-Arno Campaign (1944)
  1944-1944 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Normandy Campaign (1944)
  1944-1944 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Northern France Campaign (1944)
  1944-1944 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Southern France Campaign (1944)
  1944-1944 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/North Apennines Campaign (1944-45)
 Colleges Attended 
Air Command and Staff CollegeIndustrial College of the Armed Forces, Washington, D.C.
  1957-1958, Air Command and Staff College
  1963-1964, Industrial College of the Armed Forces, Washington, D.C.
 My Aircraft/Missiles
P-39 Airacobra  P-38 Lightning (Forked Tail Devil)  
  1943-1943, P-39 Airacobra
  1943-1944, P-38 Lightning (Forked Tail Devil)
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