James Roy Andersen
Brigadier General, United States Army
Brigadier General, U.S. Army Air Forces
Service # 0-016407
Headquarters Company, US Air Force, Pacific
Entered the Service from: Wisconsin
Missing in Action or Buried at Sea
Tablets of the Missing at Honolulu Memorial
Awards: Legion of Merit
Courtesy of Russell C. Jacobs, May 2007
James Roy Andersen (1904-1945). Born on May 10, 1904, in Racine, Wisconsin.
Commissioned in the Infantry from West Point in 1926. Earned his wings in 1936. Director of training at Army Air Force Basic Advanced Flying School March 1942-June 1943. With Plans Division of War Department General Staff June 1943-August 1944. At headquarters of Army Air Forces in Pacific Ocean Areas August 1944-February 1945. Brigadier General in January 1945.
Killed in an aircraft accident near Kwajalein
on February 26, 1945. Decorations included the Legion of Merit.