Veterans' Memorial Project

Gene Arthur Anderson

Peoria, IL

World War II

College: Engineering

Graduation Year: Attended 1942

Service Branch: Air Force

Rank: Lieutenant

Date of Birth: 08/04/1922

Date of Death: 11/05/1945

Lt. Anderson was a P-38 pilot, missing in action on a mission over the Negros Islands since November 4, 1944, and declared dead a year later. He was commissioned in October, 1943, and went overseas the following January, stationed 6 months at Gaudalcanal and his last 3 months at New Guinea. At the time of his death he had been recommended for a captaincy. He earned the Air Medal and Purple Heart.

-taken from Illinois Alumni News, September, 1946

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