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#Name* (↑)First NamesTitleRankRAF Equivalent RankService No.BornNationalityRoleAwardsAir Force (↑)Command (↑)Unit (↑)DateofIncident *See Note (↑)Aircraft (↑)TypeSerialCodeVictories (Fighters)BaseTimeMission                        Incident                        FateCommemoratedPhoto (Click to Expand)Referring DatabaseLinks/Archive Reports                        Notes                        
1001 AndersonT GFlight LieutenantFighter418 Sqd RCAF
1944-06-05MosquitoVIIntruderDamaged
1002 AndersonThomas Robert BowdenFlight Lieutenant409081AustraliaRAAF65 Sqd RAF
1944-06-10RAAF Honour Roll
1003 AndersonAlan FordGrp Cpt1910 Simla IndiaPilotDSO & Bar

DFC

Commander Order of Orange-Nassau Netherlands

1939-45 Star; Air Crew Europe Star, clasp, France and Germany; War Medal 1939-45; Coronation 1953;
RAFFighter Command613 Sqd RAF

228 Sqd RAF

Hector bi-plane, Lysander, Tomahawk, MustangSurvived war. Retired to Minorca. Returned to UK, died December 2002 aged 92

1940 Suicidal sorties over Calais in an obsolete 170 m.p.h. Hector biplane. Led the first ever single-engined fighter sortie to Germany from the U.K. Many low-level sorties flown over Holland in the latter period of war with 2TAF.

See Archive Report.

DFC Citation London Gazette 5 November 1940. The original recommendation states: ‘During the months of May and June 1940, this officer was in charge of 613 Squadron which operated during the evacuation of the B.E.F. In spite of the fact that this squadron was without previous experience of operational flying, a number of important sorties were successfully accomplished in the face of heavy anti-aircraft fire. Squadron Leader Anderson took part in each of these which included the bombing of batteries in the vicinity of Calais, and the dropping of ammunition and water for the garrison holding the Citadel there. All these operations were successfully carried out. This was substantially due to the confidence and enthusiasm which Squadron Leader Anderson inspired in his junior officers and to his magnificent leadership.’
DSO Citation: London Gazette 5 February 1943. The original recommendation states: ‘Wing Commander Anderson has been in command of No. 268 Squadron since December 1940. At the time the Squadron was equipped with Lysanders and in order to get some sort of operations for his pilots he arranged for dusk and dawn patrols off the East Coast. In May 1941 the Squadron was re-equipped with Tomahawk aircraft and by September was fitted with a No. 19 A.F. wireless set giving larger range. On 19 October 1941, the first attack was made on targets at Ijmuiden and Dan Helder in Holland with the Wing Commander leading. Several other attempts were made by Wing Commander Anderson but were abandoned owing to lack of cloud cover or fog. In December, in order to get further operational experience, Wing Commander Anderson asked for and obtained permission to be attached to R.A.F. Ibsley with a view to getting combat experience. Working under 10 Group, Wing Commander Anderson and three pilots carried out convoy patrols. In January 1942, owing to the numerous mechanical failures of the Alison Engine, H.Q., Army Command, stopped operational flying. Throughout the above period the Squadron continued its normal role of training with H.Q. No. 2 Corps. In April 1942, the Squadron was re-equipped with Mustang aircraft and in June, at the request of Wing Commander Anderson, it was permitted to carry out shipping reconnaissance off the Dutch Coast. In August 1942, the Squadron was attached to No. 12 (Fighter) Group for full fighter operations and was equipped with V.H.F. and operated on interceptor patrols, shipping reconnaissance off the Dutch Coast and attack of ground targets in Holland and Germany. It has been due to the personal effort of Wing Commander Anderson that his squadron has been enabled to carry out offensive operations and he himself has always led the first of any new type of sortie. In October, Wing Commander Anderson led a section of four Mustangs to North-West Germany and attacked targets on the Dortmund-Ems Canal. This was the first time that single-engined fighters based in England had attacked targets in Germany. Throughout this period, Wing Commander Anderson has led: 6 Tomahawk operations over Holland; 2 Mustang “Rhubarbs” - one over Holland and the other over Germany; 12 Mustang shipping reconnaissance operations; and 3 Mustang interceptor patrols over the North Sea. Wing Commander Anderson has always displayed the greatest initiative to get his squadron onto offensive operations. he is a born leader and has instilled an operational attitude into not only the pilots but also the N.C.Os and ground crew as well. He is absolutely tireless and one of the most enthusiastic Commanding Officers I have met. Through his magnificent leadership, courage and example he has produced in 268 Squadron a thoroughly sound and reliable fighting unit not only in its primary role of Fighter Reconnaissance but also in its secondary and more offensive roles.’
Bar to DSO Citation London Gazette 27 April 1945. The original recommendation states: ‘Between 15 December 1944 and 21 February 1945, Group Captain Anderson carried out 6 reconnaissance sorties over enemy territory. Besides bringing back valuable information, this officer and his No. 2 made the following claims: 1 1000-ton ship destroyed (seen on fire); 2 1000-ton ships severely damaged (one on fire); 1 minelayer damaged; 1 tug destroyed; 3 tugs damaged (one on fire); 3 barges severely damaged; 1 500-ton ship and sundry small M.Vs damaged; 1 ferry damaged; 2 M.T. destroyed; 1 Met and 1 A.F.V. damaged. These attacks were carried out often in the face of intense accurate flak and twice Group Captain Anderson’s aircraft was hit and damaged. Since the date of his last award this officer has carried out 49 sorties over enemy territory, some of which were to provide photographs necessary during the planning of “Overlord”. Besides the claims made above, he has scored successes against a number of different types of target including 16 locos damaged, parties of troops on the ground, and damage to transport vehicles of all descriptions, at all times displaying a fine offensive spirit and courage of a high order. Group Captain Anderson has proved himself to be an outstanding Commanding Officer. The Recce. Wing he has commanded in the Field since August 1944 has achieved magnificent results whilst working with 1st Canadian Army. The results achieved, at a small cost to the Wing, are an indication of its efficiency. This high standard is very largely due to the efficiency of its Commanding Officer and the magnificent example he sets to the rest of his unit.’
Order of Orange Nassau Citation London Gazette 31 October 1947. The original recommendation states: ‘Group Captain Anderson commanded No. 35 Reconnaissance Wing from 30 August 1944 until 1 December 1945. The Wing operated from Gilze Rijen and Mill during the winter of 1944-45. During this period his Wing was responsible not only for tactical reconnaissance and artillery spotting, but also for provision of photographic cover extending deep into enemy territory, without which detailed plans for operations by the Army and Air Force could not have been made. Group Captain Anderson proved himself to be a courageous leader; he himself flew a great number of operational sorties and frequently insisted on leading missions which, by the nature of their tasks, expected heavy opposition. Under his inspiring leadership the Wing carried out all these tasks in an exemplary manner.’
1004 AndersonJamesSergeant1562994 RAFVR37 Sqd RAF

1944-07-06WellingtonXLP545RFoggia 2/Tortorella20:52 Attack Feuersbrunn air field, Austria Crashed in isolated valley near airfield evading nightfighter. Killed Age 21Klagenfurt War Cemetery Austria Coll. grave 8. C. 11-15.
Wellington LP545, piloted by Flight Sergeant G. Croydon, was shot down and crashed whilst on a second raid Feuersbrunn air field, Austria, on 6-7 July 1944. The R.A.F. suffered catastrophic losses, with 9 Wellingtson, 2 Liberators, and a Halifax all lost. The entire crew were killed. Gunton is buried in Klagenfurt War Cemetery, Austria. His medals were sent to his widow, Mrs. J. E. Gunton. c/o A. H. Bowden, 456 Green Lane, Seven Kings, Ilford, Essex.
1005 AndersonCharles F 1st LtO-2044943USAPilotUSAAF4th Fighter Group335th Fighter Squadron: Chiefs
1944-03-06P-47 Thunderbolt1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
1006 AndersonCharles F 1st LtO-2044943USAPilotUSAAF4th Fighter Group335th Fighter Squadron: Chiefs
1944-04-12P-47 Thunderbolt2 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
1007 AndersonCharles F 1st LtO-2044943USAPilotUSAAF4th Fighter Group335th Fighter Squadron: Chiefs
1944-04-12P-47 Thunderbolt10Source: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
1008 AndersonClarence E JrCaptainO-730324USAPilotUSAAF357th Fighter Group363rd Fighter Squadron
1944-05-12P-51 Mustang1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
1009 AndersonClarence E JrCaptainO-730324USAPilotUSAAF357th Fighter Group363rd Fighter Squadron
1944-06-29P-51 Mustang3 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
1010 AndersonClarence E JrCaptainO-730324USAPilotUSAAF357th Fighter Group363rd Fighter Squadron
1944-12-05P-51 Mustang2 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
1011 AndersonClarence E JrCaptainO-730324USAPilotUSAAF357th Fighter Group363rd Fighter Squadron
1944-12-05P-51 Mustang16.25Source: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
1012 AndersonJohn W 1st LtO-743393USAPilotUSAAFIX Air Support Command422nd Night Fighter Squadron
1944-12-24Northrop P-61 Black Widow1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
1013 AndersonJohn W 1st LtO-743393USAPilotUSAAFIX Air Support Command422nd Night Fighter Squadron
1944-12-25Northrop P-61 Black Widow1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
1014 AndersonMerrill E 2nd LtO-716029USAPilotUSAAF36th Fighter Group23rd Fighter Squadron
1944-12-26P-47 Thunderbolt1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
1015 AndersonMilliard O 1st LtO-026278USAPilotUSAAF55th Fighter Group38th Fighter Squadron
1944-12-24P-51 Mustang1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
1016 AndersonRaymond A CaptainO-746013USAPilotUSAAFIX Air Support Command422nd Night Fighter Squadron
1944-12-04Northrop P-61 Black Widow1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
1017 AndersonRichard B 1st LtO-767065USAPilotUSAAF56th Fighter Group63rd Fighter Squadron
1944-12-02P-47 Thunderbolt1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
1018 AndersonRichard B 1st LtO-767065USAPilotUSAAF56th Fighter Group63rd Fighter Squadron
1944-12-02P-47 Thunderbolt4Source: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
1019 AndersonWilliam Y 1st LtO-730327USAPilotUSAAF354th Fighter Group353rd Fighter Squadron: Cobras
1944-06-21P-47 Thunderbolt2 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
1020 AndersonWarrenTechnical SergeantFlight Sergeant140769961921AmericanRadio OperatorUS Army Air Force15th Air Force2nd Bombardment Group (H), 30th Bombardment Squadron (H), 5th Bomb Wing1944-12-09B-17G42-97739Allocated but not knownAmendola Air Base, Foggia, ItalyBrüx synthetic oil refinery, CzechoslovakiaSee Archive report for detailsPoW, Stalag Luft 1 Barth-Vogelsang, Prussia now Poland
1021 AndersonCharles EdwardFlight LieutenantJ1345026th August 1921 in St. Boniface, ManitobaCanadianPilotRCAFBomber Command298 Sqn RAF1944.08.06HalifaxVILL3348A:QRAF Tarrant Rushton23:42"Diplomat 9", SOESee Archive report for detailsKilledEssoyes Communal Cemetery.
1022 AndertonJ ASergeantRCAFBomber Command90 Sqd
1944-06-10LancasterIIINE149WP-ATuddenham2313DreuxCrashed at Berou-la-Mulotiere {Eure-et-Loir}KilledBerou-la-Mulotiere Communal Cemetery Paradie Archive Database
1023 AndertonKSergeant1110429Flight EngineerRAFVRBomber Command106 Sqn
1944-06-06LancasterIIIND680ZN:PMetheringham00:30Coutances – Line of CommunicationsClaim by Oblt Heinz Rokker 2/NJG2 – 25-35km South West of Caen (UT): 1,000m at 02:51. Crashed near Caen.PoW No. 288, Stalag Luft VII Bankan near Kruelberg Upper Silesia
1024 AndertonJ BSergeantBomber Command78 Sqd
1944-06-10HalifaxIIIMZ310EY-UBreighton1432Scholven-BuerKilledBergen op Zoom War Cemetery
1025 AndesLloyd M 2nd LtO-766383USAPilotUSAAF367th Fighter Group394th Fighter Squadron
1944-12-24P-38 Lightning2 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
1026 AndrewJ BCorporalFFAFBomber Command347 Sqd Free French
1944-12-28HalifaxIIINA174L8-ElvingtonExplodedKilled
1027 AndrewC MFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command7 Sqd
1944-06-23LancasterIIIND766MG-SOakington2356CoubronneKilledEsquelbecq Military Cemetery Paradie Archive Database
1028 AndrewJ ASergeantBomber Command153 Sqd
1944-03-12LancasterING189P4-PScampton745Urft DamForce landed at Melsbroek
1029 AndrewJ FFlight Sergeant1426593PilotFighter184 Sqd
1944-01-06HurricaneIVKZ401RhubarbCrashed near MarquennevilleKilledBoulogne Eastern Cemetery France
1030 AndrewStephen W MajorO-429340USAPilotUSAAFlX Fighter Command486th Fighter Squadron
1944-05-12P-47 Thunderbolt1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
1031 AndrewsJohn FrenchSergeant Wireless Operator/Air GunnerJ/89901RCAFBomber Command101 Sqd
1944-08-12LancasterIIIPB258SR-VRAF Ludford Magna,Lincolnshire2134BraunschweigPossibly shot down by night fighter piloted by Lt. Josef F̦rster and crashed at Barver, GermanyKilledHeverlee War Cemetery Belgium, Joint Grave No. 6.E.8Paradie Archive DatabaseRead Archive Report
1032 AndrewsJ F EPilot OfficerBomber Command144 Sqd
1940-06-12HampdenIP4345PL-HemswellCommunicationsCollided with balloon barrage at Ipswich Suffolk KilledUntil 1942-04-21 Bomber Command, thereafter Coastal Command
1033 AndrewsWilliam A 1st LtO-748885USAPilotUSAAFXIX Tactical Air Command425th Night Fighter Squadron
1944-12-24Northrop P-61 Black Widow1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
1034 AndrewsWilliam A 1st LtO-748885USAPilotUSAAFXIX Tactical Air Command425th Night Fighter Squadron
1944-12-27Northrop P-61 Black Widow1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
1035 AngusKennethSergeant1581067Bomb AimerRAFVRBomber Command576 Sqn
1944-12-28LancasterINN750UL:M2RAF Fiskerton, Lincolnshire15:17BonnSee archive report for further detailsKilledCardington (St. Mary) Church Cemetery. Row H. Grave 15
1036 AngusF JSergeantBomber Command12 Sqd
1944-12-15LancasterIPD201PH-EWickenby1507LudwigshafenCrashed & exploded at Holbeach Drove LincsKilledRunnymede
1037 AngusJ NSergeant1387376Bomber Command78 Sqd
1943-06-12HalifaxIIJD145EY-Linton on Ouse2257Bochum?KilledRunnymede
1038 AngusJack WilsonFlight Sergeant1553115Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command78 Sqn
1944-06-07HalifaxIIIMZ577EY:OBreighton22:50Juvisy sur Orge Rail CommunicationsClaim by Oblt Jakob Schaus 4./NJG4 – W-SW-S of Paris (AD-AE-BD-BE): 1,800m at 01:16. (Nachtjagd Combat Archives 1944 Part 3 -Theo Boiten). Crashed 4km South of Lieusaint.PoWInitially escaped. Arrested in Paris 14 July 1944. Interned in Fresnes (France). One of the 168 Allied prisoners who was deported to Buchenwald on 15 August 1944. On 10 September 1944 transferred to Stalag Luft 3 Sagan & Belaria/PoW Number 8074
1039 AnnonElliotPilot Officer178837NavigatorRAFVRBomber Command298 Sqn RAF1944.08.06HalifaxVILL3348A:QRAF Tarrant Rushton23:42"Diplomat 9", SOESee Archive report for detailsEvader
1040 AnsdellG RFlight SergeantBomber Command57 Sqd
1944-06-21LancasterINN696DX-HEast Kirkby2300WesselingCrashed at GelsenkirchenKilledRheinberg War Cemetery
1041 AnsellFrederick NealeSergeant1895351Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command514 Sqn
1944-06-15LancasterIILL690JI:JRAF Waterbeach, Cambridgeshire23:14Railway yards at ValenciennesSee Archive report for detailsKilledRieux Communal Cemetery. Grave 2.
1042 AnsellKenneth RaymondSergeant5723041922Bomb AimerRAFBomber Command550 Sqn
1944-06-06LancasterIME556BQ:FNorth Killingholme00:14Acheres Rail CommunicationsClaim by Lt Joachim Hanss Stab I/NJG5 – over Paris (AE 2-5): 02:27. Also claimed by Flak of 1-6/gem Flak Abt 266 (“Lancaster Eragny 02:34”). Lt Hanss victory confirmed on 19 August 1944. (Nachtjagd Combat Archives 1944 Part 3 – Theo Boiten)KilledEragny Communal Cemetery Grave 2Son of Robert and Grace D. Ansell, of Thorpe, Norfolk
1043 AnsteeLeslie JohnFlying Officer1289182Navigator/BmrRAFVRBomber Command624 Sqd
1944-06-26Halifax IIJP206FBlida, ItalySpecial operations supply dropKilled Age 22 Lamastre Protestant Cemetery, France

1044 AnthonyErnest AlfredSergeant1196006Age 20Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command12 Sqd
1944-03-24LancasterIIIND710PH-LRAF Wickenby, Lincolnshire1832BerlinSee archive report for further brief detailsKilledBerlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery. Collective grave 5.G.3-5.Son of Ernest and Doris Anthony, of Yardley Wood, Birmingham, England
1045 AntonioRPrivateFFAFBomber Command347 Sqd Free French
1944-12-28HalifaxIIINA174L8-ElvingtonExplodedKilled
1046 ApitzKenneth John NielsenFlight Sergeant422370AustraliaRAAF59 Sqd RAF
1944-06-19RAAF Honour Roll
1047 ApperleyP S GSergeantBomber Command467 Sqd RAAF
1944-09-12LancasterILM226PO-HWaddington1903StuttgartCrashed at MuhlhausenKilledDurnbach War Cemetery
1048 ApplebyCharles WilliamSergeantBomber Command76 Sqd
1944-12-08HalifaxIIILW637MP-BHolme on Spalding MoorRusselheimKilled
1049 ApplegarthT ASergeantRCAFBomber Command57 Sqd
1944-06-21LancasterIIILM580DX-LEast Kirkby2307WesselingCrashed at As-en-Campine {Limburg}PoW Paradie Archive Database
1050 AppletonC HGroup Captain24139PilotDSO

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Croix de Guerre

CBE
Fighter124 Wing1944-08-12TyphoonIbMN928GPatrolKilled Banneville-La-Campagne War Cemetery France

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