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Anderson, Robert L.

Rank and Name, Corporal Robert L. Anderson.

Unit/Placed in, 868th Bomber Squadron (Heavy), no Group.

 

Robert is born approx. on 1913 in Pennsylvania.

Parents and Siblings, No Record Available.

Spouse, Gertrude Anderson.

Son, Robert S. Anderson.

 

Robert enlisted the service in Pennsylvania with service number # 33188793.

 

Robert ‘s Crew-members and their position on-board the plane a SB-24 were,

2nd Lt.          Kenneth R. King                Pilot

2nd Lt.         John R. Craddock              Co Pilot

2nd Lt.          Robert F. Michael              Navigator

2nd Lt.          John S. Hair                     Bombardier

T/Sgt.          Grenville C. Baker             Radio Operator

S/Sgt.           Frederick L. Oicle              Engineer

Corp.            Robert L. Anderson            Radar Operator

S/Sgt.           Lester B. Long                  Top Turret Gunner

S/Sgt.           James D. Baty                  Gunner

S/Sgt.           Charles K. Singleton           Gunner

 

Robert was KIA when his plane never returned from the mission on March 10, 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.

 

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

Walls of the missing.

 

Thanks to,

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

868th Bomber Squadron
B-24 (SB-24D)
His rank Corporal