Anderson, Russell C., 2nd Lt

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Last Rank
Second Lieutenant
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
M 1024-Pilot, Four-Engine Aircraft
Last AFSC Group
USAAF
Primary Unit
1944-1944, 732nd Bombardment Squadron, Heavy
Service Years
1943 - 1944
Second Lieutenant

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Home State
Illinois
Illinois
Year of Birth
1918
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Chicago
Last Address
Old Buckenham Station #144, England

Casualty Date
Dec 27, 1944
 
Cause
Non Hostile- Died Other Causes
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
United Kingdom
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery - St. Louis, Missouri
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Not Specified

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  1944-1944, 453rd Bombardment Group, Heavy

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Location
Old Buckenham Station
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 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:

B-24H 
B-24J 
B-24L 
B-24M 
 

Stations

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:

None
 

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.

Type
Combat - Bomber Units
Existing/Disbanded
Existing
Parent Unit
Bombardment Units
Strength
Group
Created/Owned By
Not Specified
   

Last Updated: Nov 11, 2010
   
   
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6 Members Also There at Same Time
453rd Bombardment Group, Heavy

Stewart, James Maitland, Maj Gen, (1941-1968) Major
Cowhey, James J., SSgt, (1942-1945) Staff Sergeant
Matthau, Walter John, SSgt, (1942-1945) Staff Sergeant
Hoeft, Robert, Cpl, (1942-1945) Corporal
Niichel, Hans, 2nd Lt, (1942-1945) 01 Second Lieutenant
Rowsell, Allan, Sgt, (1943-1946) M58 M 0585 Sergeant

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