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SSgt Roy S Andersen

SSgt Roy S Andersen

Birth
Death 10 Oct 1944
At Sea
Burial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines
Plot Tablets Of The Missing
Memorial ID 56750902 · View Source
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Son of Mrs. Dina Anderson who resided in Brooklyn, New York.

Roy served as a Staff Sergeant & Gunner on B-24J #42-110005, 408th Bomber Squadron, 22nd Bomber Group, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in New York prior to the war.

Roy was declared "Missing In Action" when his B-24, while on a strike mission on aviation fuel refineries at Balikpapan, Borneo, was accidentally hit by a air burst phosphorous bomb which disabled one of the B-24's engines. His B-24 was then attacked by several fighters and shot down about 20 miles from the target.

He was awarded the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.

Service # 12120739

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Airmen who perished on B-24J (#42-110005):

Andersen, Roy S ~ S/Sgt, Gunner, NY
Blessing, Earl W ~ 1st Lt, Navigator, PA
Ciscell, Robert E ~ S/Sgt, Gunner, IN
Freije, Nicholas W ~ 2nd Lt, Co-Pilot, NY
Fritz, Robert J ~ S/Sgt, Gunner, IA
Gilbert, James E ~ S/Sgt, Gunner, KY
Henry, Carroll G ~ 1st Lt, Bombardier, TX
Livingston, Truman L ~ T/Sgt, Engineer, TX
Myers, Donald M ~ T/Sgt, Radio Operator, VT
Stone, Robert C ~ 1st Lt, Pilot, VA

Bio & Crew Report by:
Russell S. "Russ" Pickett

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  • Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 8 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56750902
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for SSgt Roy S Andersen (unknown–10 Oct 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56750902, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines ; Maintained by CWGC/ABMC (contributor 6) .