PERSONALIA
 
Name:  Anderson, Robert Thomas (Service number: J35506)
Date of birth: December 30th, 1919 (Armstrong's Corners/New Brunswick, Canada)
Date of death:  October 5th, 2001
Nationality:  Canadian
BIOGRAPHY: 
Tom Anderson lived in Welsford, New Brunswick. He was a former truck driver and clerk, ex-RCA, who enlisted in Moncton in June 1941. Trained at No.3 ITS (graduated 21 November 1941), No.17 EFTS (graduated 2 January 1942) and No.8 SFTS (graduated 24 April 1942). His DFC was sent by registered mail 28 June 1949.
After the war he was a Supervisor with Shell Oil for twenty five years in Montreal before retiring to Hampton in 1975.
     
DISTINGUISHED FLYING CROSS (DFC)
Rank: Flying Officer
Unit: No.428 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force (No.428 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force)
Awarded on: September 8th, 1945
Action: Citation:
"As Captain of aircraft, this officer has shown great courage, determination and devotion to duty with an overwhelming desire to press home the attack. His ability as a leader has been outstanding and has been a great contribution to the operational efficiency of the unit. He has successfully attacked many major targets and has shown a complete disregard for opposition. His obvious ability, keenness and desire to serve have been an inspiration to all."
 
     
1939-1945 STAR
 
     
FRANCE AND GERMANY STAR
 
     
DEFENCE MEDAL 1939-1945
 
     
CANADIAN VOLUNTEER SERVICE MEDAL
Details: With clasp "OVERSEES".
 
     
WAR MEDAL 1939-1945
 
 
 
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Picture source:   - Mary Queen
Information source(s):   - Fourth Supplement to The London Gazette Issue 37277 published on the 18 September 1945
- Air Force Association of Canada
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