Anderson, Russell C., 2nd Lt

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Second Lieutenant
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
AAF MOS 1024-Pilot, Four-Engine Aircraft
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Pilot (Officer)
Primary Unit
1944-1944, 732nd Bombardment Squadron, Heavy
Service Years
1943 - 1944
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Second Lieutenant

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address
Old Buckenham Station #144, England

Casualty Date
Dec 27, 1944
Non Hostile- Died Other Causes
Air Loss, Crash - Land
United Kingdom
World War II
Location of Interment
Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery - St. Louis, Missouri
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Old Buckenham Station
United Kingdom
 453rd Bombardment Group, Heavy Details

453rd Bombardment Group, Heavy

Assigned 8th AAF: December 1943

James Stewart, of film fame, was Group Executive Officer from March 1944 until September 1945.

Walter Matthau,Served in WWII as a B-24 Radioman, Gunner, and as a radio cryptographer with the 453rd Bomb Group.

Wing/Command Assignment

VIII BC, 2 BD, 20 CBW 23 Dec 1943 
2 BD, 2 CBW 8 Jan 1944 
2 AD, 2 CBW 1 Jan 1945 

Combat Aircraft:



OLD BUCKENHAM 23 December 1943 to 9 May 1945 

Group COs

Col Joseph A. Miller: 29 Jun. 1943 - 18 Mar. 1944, MIA
Col Ramsey D. Potts Jr: 19 Mar. 1944 - 6 Jul. 1944
Col Lawrence M. Thomas 7 Jul. 1944 - 25 Jan. 1945
Lt Col Edward F. Hubbard 25 Jan. 1945 - May 1945 

First Mission: 5 Feb 1944 
Last Mission: 12 Apr 1945 
Missions: 259 
Total Sorties: 6,655 
Total Bomb Tonnage: 15,804 Tons 
Aircraft MIA: 58 

Major Awards:


Claims to Fame

733rd BS completed 82 consecutive missions without loss a record.
James Stewart, of film fame, was Group Executive Officer from Mar. 44.

Early History:

Activated on the first of June. 1943 at Wendover Field, Utah. Established at Pocatello AAFd, Idaho, on 29th of July 1943 and trained there for two months. Moved to March Field, California on the 30th September 1943 to complete training. The ground echelon left March for port of embarkation on the 2nd December 1943.

Subsequent History:

Removed from operations on the 12 of April 1945 to prepare for return to US and possible deployment to the Pacific theater. Aircraft apparently remained in UK. Group personnel left Old Buckenham on the 9th of May 1945. Established at New Castle AAFd, Del. 25 May 1943 as very heavy bomb group but the project was cancelled. From 18 June 1945 to 12 September 1945 the Group was located at Fort Dix AAB, NJ., and was Inactivated on the 12 Sep. 1945.

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7 Members Also There at Same Time
453rd Bombardment Group, Heavy

Stewart, James Maitland, Maj Gen, (1941-1968) Major
Mitchell, Elmer, 1st Lt, (1942-1944) A23 AAF MOS 1092 First Lieutenant
Mitchell, Elmer, 1st Lt, (1942-1944) A23 AAF MOS 1092 First Lieutenant
Niichel, Hans, 2nd Lt, (1942-1945) A08 Second Lieutenant
Cowhey, James J., SSgt, (1942-1945) Staff Sergeant
Matthau, Walter John, SSgt, (1942-1945) Staff Sergeant
Rowsell, Allan, Sgt, (1943-1946) A06 AAF MOS 585 Sergeant
Hoeft, Robert, Cpl, (1942-1945) Corporal

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