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Anderson, John P.

Rank and Name, Sergeant John P. Anderson.

Unit/Placed in, 75th Bomber Squadron, 42nd Bomber Group (Medium).

 

John is born approx. on 1913 in Wisconsin.

Father, James P. Anderson.

Mother, Marie M. (Rasmusson) Anderson.

Sister(s), Mabel and Esther J. Andeson.

Brother(s), Andrew, Edward, Mervin F. and Hans Anderson.

 

John enlisted the service in Wisconsin with service number # 16023281.

 

John ‘s Crew-members and their position on-board the plane a B-25 were,

2nd Lt.          William E. Eastwood Jr.               Pilot

2nd Lt.          John W. Shepheard Jr.                Co Pilot

2nd Lt.          Abraham Goldstein                     Bombardier/Navigator

SSgt.            Raymon H. Dampman                 Engineer/Gunner

SSgt.            Theodore Broderick III                 Radio Operator/Gunner

Sgt.              John P. Anderson                       Aerial Gunner

 

John was KIA in the Mission to bomb Rabaul City, they never heard off on Jan. 22, 1944, 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.

 

John is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.

Walls of the missing.

 

Thanks to, http://www.historyofwar.org/air/units/USAAF/42nd_Bombardment_Group.html

https://www.pacificwrecks.com/airfields/solomons/stirling/index.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

Website,

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

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

75th Bomber Squadron
42nd Bomber Group
North American b-25 Mitchell
Airfield Sterling (Stirling Island)
His rank Sergeant