BG James Roy Andersen


BG James Roy Andersen

Racine, Racine County, Wisconsin, USA
Death 26 Feb 1945 (aged 40)
At Sea
Cenotaph Brunswick, Glynn County, Georgia, USA
Memorial ID 34016506 View Source
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Missing In Action. Chief of Staff, Pacific Ocean Area, Guam, MI. Anderson Air Force Base
Brigadier General James Roy Andersen is a deceased United States Army Air Forces officer. He was declared killed in action after an aircraft accident on 26 February 1945 over the Pacific Ocean.

General Andersen was born on 10 May 1904, in Racine, Wisconsin, and married Esther Hau.

He graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1926, served at various Army installations, and obtained his wings at Kelly Field, Texas, in 1936. During 1943-1944 he served on the War Department General Staff. In January 1945, General Andersen was assigned to HQ AAF, Pacific Ocean Area. He died on 26 Feb 1945 in an aircraft accident near Kwajalein Island. He and Lieutenant General Millard Harmon were travelling on a C-87A-CF Liberator Express, which disappeared between Kwajalein Island and Johnston Island while en route to Hawaii. Pilot of the aircraft was F. E. Savage.

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Gravesite Details There is also another memorial "in memory of" at memorial# 24310812

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