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Anderson, Franklin Joseph

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.


Thanks to, https://www.pacificwrecks.com/aircraft/b-26/40-1529.html


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

Info, https://www.pacificwrecks.com/

Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org


Philppine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/

Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com

2nd Bomber Squadron
22nd Bomber Group
B-26 Marauder
Schwimmer Airfield (14 Mile Drome), New Guinea
His rank First Lieutenant