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Sgt Neils Robert Anderson

Sgt Neils Robert Anderson

Birth
Murray, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Death 17 Jul 1944 (aged 25)
France
Burial Murray, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Plot 08 094 3
Memorial ID 44237 · View Source
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Niels Robert is 8th of 8 children of Alfred John Anderson & Anna Erickson.

Neils Robert Anderson
Summary of Military Service
U.S. ARMY - 9th Division, 60th Infantry Regiment

July 7, 1941 Inducted in the U.S. Army Infantry - Reported to Camp Wolters, near Mineral Springs, Texas For Basic Training

October, 1941 Reported to Fort Bragg, near Fayetteville, North Carolina for Advanced Infantry Training
with the 9th Division / 60th Infantry Regiment / Company C

December 7, 1941 Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Sept.- Oct 1942 9th Division moved to Ft Dix, Wrightstown, New Jersey, for overseas deployment.

November 8, 1942. 9th Division - Operation Torch, Invasion of North Africa
60th Infantry landed at Port Lyautey in French Morocco.

February, 1943 9th Division leaves Spanish Morocco for Tunisia

March 12, 1943 9th Division arrived near Bou Chebka, Tunisia

March 17, 1943 60th Infantry detached to the 1st Armored Division to fight the Battle of Maknassy.

May 12, 1943 9th division capture Bizerte, Tunisia – Completing Tunisia campaign

May 26, 1943 9th Division move to Magenta, Algeria

July 9, 1943 Operation Husky, Invasion of Sicily

July 15 & 31, 1943 The 9th Division /39th landed at Licata, Sicily 15 July &
The 9th Dcivsion /47th & 60th landed at Palermo, Sicily 31 July

November 8, 1943 9th Division leaves Sicily

November 25, 1943 9th Division Arrived in England. Training for the Normandy Invasion.

June 6, 1944 Invasion at Normandy, France

June 10, 1944 9th Division landed at Utah Beach, Normandy, France.

June 17, 1944 9th Division capture Barneville sur Mer, France – Cutting Cotentin Peninsula

June 26, 1944 Lead by the 9th Division, the port city of Cherbourg, France is captured.

July 11, 1944 9th Division arrives near la Dezert, France NW of St. Lo, France

July 17, 1944 Neils R. Anderson was killed in major fighting west of St Lo, France.

July 18-19, 1944 U.S. Troops enter St. Lo, France

July 24-25, 1944 U.S. Aerial bombardment west of St. Lo precedes the Normandy "Breakout"
Some bombs fall short resulting in 400-600 U.S. casualties.

Murray Rites Today
Honor Soldier Hero

MURRAY — Memorial services for S/Sgt. Neils R. Anderson, infantryman killed July 17 in France, will be conducted Sunday at 6:30 p. m. in Murray Second L D S ward chapel, with Webb Snarr, bishop, officiating.

The Murray American Legion post will conduct military rites. Raymond Rasmussen and Samuel Bringhurst will be speakers. Sgt. Anderson was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Anderson, 4612 2nd West, Murray.

Source- The Salt Lake Tribune, Sunday Morning, August 13, 1944

During July 1948 Neils Robert Anderson was returned from Normandy, France to his home and buried at Murray City Cemetery, Murray City, Utah.

Biography & Photo Album: Neils Robert Anderson


Gravesite Details STAFF SGT 60 INF 9 INF DIV WWII UTAH

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  • Maintained by: Anne
  • Originally Created by: Utah State Historical Society
  • Added: 2 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 44237
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sgt Neils Robert Anderson (13 Dec 1918–17 Jul 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 44237, citing Murray City Cemetery, Murray, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Anne (contributor 46788213) .