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Lieut Robert Harold Anderson

Lieut Robert Harold Anderson

Eau Claire, Eau Claire County, Wisconsin, USA
Death 5 Jun 1945 (aged 26)
Burial Eau Claire, Eau Claire County, Wisconsin, USA
Memorial ID 88396433 · View Source
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The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Navy Cross (Posthumously) to Robert Harold Anderson (0-106429), Lieutenant, U.S. Navy (Reserve), for extraordinary heroism in operations against the enemy while serving as Pilot of a carrier-based Navy Bomber in Bombing Fighting Squadron EIGHTY (VBF-80), embarked from the U.S.S. HANCOCK (CV19), while participating in an aerial flight against enemy forces on 14 December 1944, in the vicinity of the Philippine Islands. Lieutenant Anderson led a division of planes in an eight-plane formation and when an enemy formation of twenty-seven planes was encountered, he led the attack on the enemy formation despite the numerical odds and during the ensuing engagement shot down five enemy planes and probably shot down another enemy plane. When his wingman was under attack by an enemy plane and while he was almost out of ammunition, he dove on the enemy plane and forced the enemy plane to break off from the attack. His courage and skill were at all times inspiring and in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.
Commander, 2d Carrier Task Force, Pacific: Serial 0909 (January 13, 1945)
Born: September 17, 1918 at Eau Claire, Wisconsin.

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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Lieut Robert Harold Anderson (17 Sep 1918–5 Jun 1945), Find A Grave Memorial no. 88396433, citing Forest Hill Cemetery, Eau Claire, Eau Claire County, Wisconsin, USA ; Maintained by Jeff Hall (contributor 47296194) .