Lieut George Harris Anderson

Lieut George Harris Anderson

Birth
Lafayette County, Mississippi, USA
Death 7 Aug 1948 (aged 28)
Suwannee County, Florida, USA
Burial Holly Springs, Marshall County, Mississippi, USA
Memorial ID 12176914 · View Source
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Navy pilot and explorer. Born and raised in Oxford, MS., George Anderson joined the Naval Air Forces in 1941. He fought in the Pacifc during World War II and received citations for bravery. Following the war he was selected by Admiral Richard E. Byrd to be his personal pilot on his fourth expedition (1946-47) to the South Pole. Upon his return to Mississippi, George Anderson enrolled at the University of Mississippi and eventually returned to duty at the Jacksonville Air Base. During a routine flight from Pensacola to Jacksonville, his plane crashed and burned near Live Oak, Florida. Anderson, who was piloting the plane, was killed along with three crew members.
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Lieut. USN "He longest lives who most to others gives himself forgetting."


  • Created by: Michelle Woodham
  • Added: 26 Oct 2005
  • Find a Grave Memorial 12176914
  • Robert Patterson
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Lieut George Harris Anderson (6 Nov 1919–7 Aug 1948), Find a Grave Memorial no. 12176914, citing Hill Crest Cemetery, Holly Springs, Marshall County, Mississippi, USA ; Maintained by Michelle Woodham (contributor 46636907) .