Rank and Name, First Lieutenant Franklin Joseph Anderson.
Unit/Placed in, 2nd Bomber Squadron, 22nd Bomber Group (Medium).
Franklin is born approx. on no record in.
Parents and Siblings, No Record Available.
Franklin enlisted the service in Illinois with service number # O-421589.
Franklin ‘s Crew-members and their position on-board the plane a B-26 were,
1Lt. Franklin J. Anderson Pilot
Sgt. William L. Scanlan Co Pilot
2nd Lt. Sidney H. Willoughby Navigator
1st Lt. Edward H. Hansen Bombardier
Sgt. John H. McLean Engineer
T/Sgt. Thomas R. Powell Radio Operator
S/Sgt. George W. Whitley Jr. Gunner
Franklin died on a Bombing Mission to Buna when they failed to return on Dec. 17, 1942, he is honored with an Air Medal, Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Distinguished Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.
Franklin is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.
Walls of the missing.
Jean Louis Vijgen, WW2-Pacific Website.
Air Force Info, Rolland Swank.
ABMC Website, https://abmc.gov
Navy Info, http://navylog.navymemorial.org
POW Info, http://www.mansell.com Dwight Rider and Wes injerd.
Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org
Marines Info, https://missingmarines.com/ Geoffrey Roecker
Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org
Philppine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/
Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com