Anderson, Robert W., Capt

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Captain
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
AAF MOS 1055-Pilot, Single-Engine Fighter
Last AFSC Group
Pilot (Officer)
Primary Unit
1943-1944, 348th Fighter Group
Service Years
1942 - 1944
Captain

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Home State
Illinois
Illinois
Year of Birth
1917
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Chicago
Last Address
T.F. Green Airfield, Hillsgrove, RI

Date of Passing
Nov 29, 1944
 
Location of Interment
Irving Park Cemetery - Chicago, Illinois
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Briar Section

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In the Line of Duty
  2014, In the Line of Duty1


 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
After flying 100 combat missions in the South Pacific, the 25 year old pilot took off from Hillsgrove (TF Green) airport on the morning of November 29th 1944 on a training mission with at least two other P47s. He was around 35 miles from base when his engine quit. Anderson radioed he was having engine problems. Witnesses tell of seeing flames coming from his engine. Anderson bailed out but his chute didn't open. The plane crashed in Little Tavern Brook in Putnam, CT just off Route 44.
   
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 Unit Assignments
341st Fighter Squadron348th Fighter Group
  1943-1944, 341st Fighter Squadron
  1943-1944, 348th Fighter Group
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1944 World War II
  1943-1943 World War II/Asian-Pacific Theater/Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)
  1944-1944 World War II/Asian-Pacific Theater/Air Offensive Campaign Japan (1942-45)
 My Aircraft/Missiles
P-47 Thunderbolt (Jug)  
  1943-1944, P-47 Thunderbolt (Jug)
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