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TSgt. Rudolph O. Anchondo
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Birth: unknown
Death: Dec. 5, 1943, France

Waist Gunner T/Sgt Rudolph O. Anchondo, KIA
Squadron: 566th BS 389th Bomb Group
Service # 19067148
Awards: Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters, Purple Heart
Pilot 1/Harley B. Lt Mason, - Mason Crew

Target Cognac, France
Missing Air Crew Report Details
USAAF MACR#: 2351
Date Lost: 5-Dec-43
Serial Number: 42-40738
Aircraft Model B-24D-90-CO
Aircraft Letter: J-
Aircraft Name: OKLAHOMAN
Location: Crashed at Painbosuf, France
Cause: AA, direct hit.
Notes: See Mighty Eighth War Diary for picture of OKLAHOMAN

On December 5, 1943 the 389th BG set out against Cognac, France. Poor weather forced the group to bomb St. Nazaire instead. Over the secondary target,
THE OKLAHOMAN was hit by flak and came apart. One man, Lt. Harley Mason of the 566th BS, survived became POW.

Tech Sergent Anchondo was a recipient of the Distinguished flying cross for his participation in the Ploesti raid "Operation Tidal Wave" August 1st 1943. One of the most daring raids of WW2. Coming in at tree top level the Sky Scorpions destroy the Steaua Romana oil refinery. The refinery does not produce oil for six months.


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Note: Entered the service from California
 
Burial:
Brittany American Cemetery and Memorial
Saint-James
Departement de la Manche
Basse-Normandie, France
Plot: Plot J Row 18 Grave 15
 
Maintained by: John Dowdy
Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
Record added: Aug 07, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 56349455
TSgt. Rudolph O. Anchondo
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TSgt. Rudolph O. Anchondo
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TSgt. Rudolph O. Anchondo
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