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Anderson Lloyd L.

Monuments

B-24 42-40172

Name:
Lloyd L. Anderson
Rank:
Second Lieutenant
Serial Number:
O-716315
Unit:
856th Bomber Squadron, 492nd Bomb Group
Date of Death:
1945-08-15
State:
New York
Cemetery:
Rhone American Cemetery, Draguignan, France
Plot:
C
Row:
4
Grave:
1
Decoration:
Air Medal, Purple Heart
Comments:

2nd Lt Lloyd L. Anderson, navigator of the B-24 Liberator 42-40172, took off at 2203 from Harrington, Northamptonshire, UK on a resupply mission to the St-Symphorien-sur-Coise Resistance cell at Duerne. During its drop, a wingtip clipped a tree, sending the plane smashing into the mountainside. Only Sgt Gillikin survived, burnt and wounded, to escape back to the UK.