1/Lt. Newell (NMI) Anderson


(K. Marsh)

1/Lt. Newell (NMI) Anderson

338th FS - 12 April 1943 - 09 April 1944 (Killed in Action)

Assigned Aircraft

P-38J CL- 42-68085

Mission History

Not Known

Mission List (Known)
55th FG Mission # Date Target
02 16 October 1943 Sweep - Dutch Islands (Yellow 4)
05 19 October 1943 Sweep - Ameins Area (Red 4)
06 20 October 1943 Duren (White 4)
08 24 October 1943 St. Andre L’Eure (Red 4)
10 05 November 1943 Gelsenkirchen (Red 4)
11 07 November 1943 Sweep - Ostend-St Omer Area(Blue 2)
16 25 November 1943 Sweep - Lille Area (Red 3)
17 26 November 1943 Bremen (Red 4) (forced to return early at 10:45 due to his right engine smoking)
18 29 November 1943 Bremen (Yellow 2)
19 30 November 1943 Solingen (White 4) (forced to return early due to fuel system failure)
20 01 December 1943 Solingen (Red 4)
21 05 December 1943 Bourdeaux (forced to return early at 09:24 due to a gas siphon)
33 11 January 1944 Celle (forced to return early at 11:01 as his left coolant shutter failed)
40 03 February 1944 Wilhelmshaven (forced to return early at 11:15 due to electrical failure)
41 04 February 1944 Frankfurt (escorted Lt. Blanchard home at 12:44 along with Lt. George)
43 06 February 1944 Dijon (forced to return early at 10:13 as "cap off reserve tank lost gas")
45 10 February 1944 Brunswick (forced to return early as his right engine was smoking - no sortie credit)
58 06 March 1944 Berlin (left engine "threw a rod". He returned at 12:02 and was credited with 1 sortie)
68 08 April 1944 Salzbergen (had to abort as his left turbo regulator was out. No sortie credit)
69 09 April 1944 Warnemunde
Air Scores
Destroyed  
Probable  
Damaged  
Ground Scores
Destroyed  
Damaged  
Notes Born in Utah on 16 March 1921.
Known as "Dandy Anderson", or "Andy"
03 March 1941 - Commissioned as an Enlisted Man at Richfield, UT, . His original enlisted service number was 20925498 and he had 4 years of High School education and joined having been an "Automobile serviceman". He was also listed as "single , without dependents" on his enlistment record card.
12 April 1943 - Joined the 338th Fighter Squadron as F/O T-1036
13 December 1943 - Promoted from Flight Officer to 2nd Lieutenant (O-2044931)
20 December 1943 - Awarded the Air Medal
28 January 1944 - Awarded an Oak Leaf Cluster to the Air Medal
14 March 1944 - Awarded a 2nd Oak Leaf Cluster to the Air Medal
26 March 1944 - Promoted from 2nd Lieutenant to 1st Lieutenant
09 April 1944 - Lt. Anderson was taking off on a combat mission when one engine failed and he crashed, with belly tanks on, near Nuthampstead, Herts, England.  He was buried with honours at Cambridge American Military Cemetery and Memorial, Coton, Cambridge, England.  After the war he was buried in Annabella Cemetery, Annabella, Utah.
Reproduced with kind permission of Mr. Robert M. Littlefield from the author's book Double Nickel - Double Trouble
Awards
Memories Memorial to 1/Lt Newell Anderson in the 338th FS records.

"338th FIGHTER SQUADRON (TE) AAF
55TH FIGHTER GROUP (TE) AAF
AAF STATION F-159
APO 637 U S ARMY
11 April 1944

MEMORIAL

First Lieutenant NEWELL ANDERSON, 0-2044931, Air Corps, Army of the United States.

Funeral rites were held at American Military Cemetery, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England at 3:00 PM, this date, for First Lieutenant NEWELL ANDERSON, 0-2044931, Air Corps, Army of the United States, who was killed in action due to aircraft accident near Nuthampstead, Herts, England, 9 April, 1944. Chaplain (Captain) William C. Byrd officiated and complete Protestant Rites were given. Many officers and men of the United States Army Air Force attended the service. Interment was made with full military honors.

Born 16 March 1921 to Mr & Mrs Parley Anderson, present address: Annabella, Utah; graduated from Richfield High school in 1939; enlisted in Field Artillery December 1941; Primary Flying school, Hemet, California, November 1942; Basic Flying School, LaMoore, California; Advanced Flying School, Williams Field, Arizona, graduated April 1943; appointed Flight Officer, Army of the United States, 12 April 1943; commissioned Second Lieutenant, Army of the United States, 13 December 1943; First Lieutenant, Army of the United States, 26 March 1944; Killed in action 9 April 1944.

AWARDS: Air Medal, 20 December 1943
First Oak Leaf Cluster to the Air Medal. 29 January 1944.
Second Oak Leaf Cluster to the Air Medal, 14 March 1944.

In military tribute to an officer and Soldier, we salute "Andy."

CHARLES C. JONES,
Major, Air Corps,
Commanding. "

Additional Images Newspaper clipping on 2/Lt. Newell Anderson (K. Marsh)

Lt. Anderson's entry in the American Roll of Honour in St. Paul's Cathedral, London
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