- Anderson, Frederick Lewis
U.S. 2* Major General. Commander 8th Bomber Command Europe.
- 04-10-1905, Kingston, New York.
- 03-03-1969, age 63, in California.
Arlington Cemetery, Virginia USA. Section 2.
Anderson, Frederick Lewis
Born in Kingston, New York on 04-10-1905, Frederick Anderson entered the Air Corps Tactical School at Maxwell Field, Alabama. He was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in 1928 and advanced through the grades to Major General in 1943. He was a graduate Kelly Field and Brooks Field and received his aviator's wings in 1929. He served in the Philippins, Hamilton Field, Lowry Field, and Washington D.C. He was transferred to bombardment avaition in 1931. He served as Operation Officer, 7th Group and selected to start first Bombardier's Instruction School, 1940 and was head of the bombardment tactics board. In January 1940, he graduated the following April and remained at Lowry Field as commander of the Second School Squadron, becoming director of Bombardier Instruction at the Air Corps Tactical School their in July 1940. Anderson was assigned as assistant to the Chief of the Training Section, Training and Operations Division, Office of the Chief of Air Corps, Washington D.C., becoming deputy director of bombardment there in January 1942. A year later he was appointed Commanding General of the Eight Bomber Command in the European Theater of Operations.
He was sent to England and served as representative of General Henry "Happy" Arnold (see Arnold) on bombardment matters in both Northern Africa and England, 1942. He was Commanding General, VIII Bomber Command, England, 1943 and Deputy Commander of Operations, Headquarters, U.S. Strategic Headquarters in Europe, England, France, 1944-45. His decorations include the Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit and Distinguished Flying Cross. He is rated a senior pilot and combat observer. General Anderson died in California on 02-03-1969, at the age of 63 and was buried with full military honours on Arlington National Cemetery, Section 2, Close by the graves the Generals Robert Carney (see Carney), Frederic Bell (see Bell), William Blandy (see Blandy) and Clovis Byers (see Byers).