Anderson, Lawrence, 2nd Lt

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Last Rank
Second Lieutenant
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
AAF MOS 1035-Bombardier
Last AFSC Group
Air Crew (Officer)
Primary Unit
1944-1944, AAF MOS 1035, 457th Bombardment Group, Heavy
Service Years
1942 - 1944
USAAFOfficer Collar Insignia
Second Lieutenant

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Home State
Tennessee
Tennessee
Year of Birth
1921
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Not Specified
Last Address
RAF Glatton (USAAF 130), Cambridgeshire, England

Casualty Date
Jun 14, 1944
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Intentional Homicide
Location
France
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Knoxville National Cemetery - Knoxville, Tennessee
Wall/Plot Coordinates
SECTION X SITE 63A

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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
749th Bombardment Squadron, Heavy457th Bombardment Group, Heavy
  1944-1944, AAF MOS 1035, 749th Bombardment Squadron, Heavy
  1944-1944, AAF MOS 1035, 457th Bombardment Group, Heavy
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1944 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Normandy Campaign (1944)
 My Aircraft/Missiles
B-17 Flying Fortress  
  1943-1944, B-17 Flying Fortress
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
His B-17, "Local Mission", was shot up by enemy fighters then hit by flak. The crew were able to bail out. He was murdered by German troops who shot him while he was coming down in his chute. He was the only crewmember killed. Six became POW's and the other 2 evaded.
   
Comments/Citation
Sources:
http://www.457thbombgroup.org/Fate/RLF058.HTML
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=285267
Book: "In the Shadows of War", by Thomas Childers, Henry Holt and Company, 2002.
   
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