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Clarence E. Anderson
Army Air Corps
Clarence
E.
Anderson
DIVISION: Army Air Corps,
357th Fighter Group
Jan 13, 1922 - Nov 7, 2023
BIRTHPLACE: Oakland, CA
HIGHEST RANK: 2nd Lieutenant
THEATER OF OPERATION: European
SERVED: 1932 -
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MILITARY HONORS: Bronze star, Legion of Merit Air Medal, Triple Ace
HONORED BY: The Eisenhower Foundation

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Clarence Emil "Bud" Anderson was born January 13, 1922 in Oakland, CA and was reared on a farm near Newcastle, CA. In high school he played football and basketball. He was introduced to aviation at Oakland Municipal Airport and was working at the Sacramento Air Depot when the Japanese attended Pearl Harbor. In January of 1942, Anderson enlisted in the United States Army as an aviation cadet. He completed primary flight training in Lindbergh Field, San Diego and Advanced Training at Luke Field Arizona. Anderson received his wings and commission as a second Lieutenant in the United States Army Air Forces at Hamilton Field CA, in September 1942. He began flying at numerous Flying Fields throughout the United States and was deployed to England in November of 1943. Anderson flew with the 357th Fighter Group in a P-51 Mustang, flying his first mission February 5, 1944. On March 3, 1944 he shot down his first Messerschmitt Bf 109 and continued to score aerial victories until he shot down a BF 109 over Frankfurt, his fifth aerial victory, thus making him a flying ace. Anderson continued to score aerial victories, scoring his final victory on December 4, 1944 when he shot down two Fw 190s over Berlin. Anderson flew two tours of combat against the Luftwaffe in Europe and was the group's third leading ace with 16 1/4 aerial victories. He flew a total of 116 missions without being hit by fire from enemy aircraft and without having to turn back for any reason. He flew his P-51 Mustang that was nicknamed "Old Crow". After the war Anderson married and had two children. On 2 December, 2022, Bud was given an honorary promotion to Brigadier General at the Aerospace Museum of California. Courtesy of Wikipedia and To Fly and Fight.com

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Henry R. Andres
Army
Henry
R.
Andres
DIVISION: Army,
90th Infantry Division, 359th Regiment, Co. F.
Dec 22, 1916 - Dec 13, 1944
BIRTHPLACE: Pennsylvania
HIGHEST RANK: SSG
THEATER OF OPERATION: European
SERVED: Mar 6, 1942 -
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BATTLE: St. Lo, Siegfried Line.
MILITARY HONORS: Bronze Star, Purple Heart.
HONORED BY: Henry Andres, (nephew and namesake). 139 Roxbury Ave.Oakdale, NY 11769

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Henry was my Uncle, and Namesake. He was the oldest of three brothers, (the youngest my father). He was born in Pennsylvania several years later the family moved to the Greenpoint section of Brooklyn NY. I learned from family, and friends Henry was an avid reader, a High School graduate, had a great sense of humor, and popular with the ladies. He was inducted in the Army on March 6th, 1942, and was assigned to Camp Upton, on Long Island NY, later Fort Lewis in Washington State. In July 1944 he shipped overseas to Europe, (ETO), becoming a member of the 90th, (Tough O'mbres) Infantry Division, 359th Regiment. I understand he saw action at St.Lo, and the Siegfried Line. Henry was Killed in Action on 13 Dec. 1944, in Dillingen Germany, just days before his 28th birthday. He is interred in the ABMC Cemetery Luxembourg, he received the Bronze Star, and Purple Heart posthumously.

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Edmund V. Andres
Army
Edmund
V.
Andres
DIVISION: Army,
BTRY A 205 AAA AW Bn.
Feb 28, 1920 - Mar 15, 2003
BIRTHPLACE: Brooklyn, New York
HIGHEST RANK: Corporal
THEATER OF OPERATION: Pacific
SERVED: Dec 31, 1942 -
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Jan 7, 1946
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BATTLE: New Guinea, Fiji Island, Philippine Islands.
MILITARY HONORS: American Service Medal, Asiatic Service Medal, Good Conduct, WWII Victory Medal.
HONORED BY: Henry Andres (his son).

BIOGRAPHY

My Father, (Edmund V. Andres) was born, and raised in the Greenpoint Section of Brooklyn, NY. along with his two older brothers, (all becoming WWII Army Veterans, Henry the oldest, was KIA in Dec. 1944.) It was there my father met, and fell in love with his school sweetheart Helen, they married in Oct. 1942. He was inducted in the US Army in Dec. 1942, and stationed at Fort Upton, LI NY. It was during his Army service my mother worked in a Defense Plant in NYC, she was always proud of those years, and the work she performed in helping the war effort. After shipping overseas to the PTO, my father was assigned to the Artillery Branch, and trained as an Anti-Aircraft (AAA) Gunner. He saw action in New Guinea, Fiji Islands, and the Philippine Islands, (only a few of the islands I can recall). He often stated "during his Army service he probably spent more time aboard troop ships sailing the Pacific than most sailors." For his wartime service he received the American, Asiatic Service, Good Conduct, and WWII Victory Medals. In Jan. 1946 he was Honorably Discharged, and returned to his wife, and previous civilian position, then starting a family, raising two sons. In later years dividing their time between their two residences, Brooklyn, and Montauk LI NY, until their deaths, (she 1994, he 2003).

Marshall D. Angst
Navy
Marshall
D.
Angst
DIVISION: Navy
Oct 19, 1921 - Sep 29, 2003
BIRTHPLACE: Enterprise, KS
HIGHEST RANK: Petty Officer
THEATER OF OPERATION: American
SERVED: Feb 16, 1942 -
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HONORED BY: The Eisenhower Foundation

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Marshall Angst was born Oct. 19, 1921 in Enterprise, KS. He entered the Navy 2/16/1942. He was stationed at the Navy Pier in Chicago for two years before going to sea. No other information of his service can be found. He received an honorable discharge and separation from the Navy at Great Lakes, IL. Mashall married Joan and had five children while living in Abilene, KS. Courtesy of Dickinson County Heritage Museum, Abilene, KS.

Carl E. Annis
Army
Carl
E.
Annis
DIVISION: Army,
143rd Infantry, 36th Division
May 9, 1924 - Dec 5, 1944
BIRTHPLACE: Solomon, KS
HIGHEST RANK: Pvt.
THEATER OF OPERATION: European
SERVED: May 10, 1943 -
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MILITARY HONORS: Silver Star
HONORED BY: The Eisenhower Foundation

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Carl E Annis, son of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel R Annis was born May 9, 1924 in Solomon, KS. Annis attended Abilene High school three full years and would have been in the graduating class of 1943, had it not been for a serious injury received in a highway accident. In August, 1942 , Annis was in a coma in a Manhattan, KS hospital for four days. Following his release, Annis attended school for a few weeks but dropped out when his doctor advised him not to carry a full schedule of work. Annis entered the Army one day after his nineteenth birthday and received basic training at Camp Walters, TX. He was given a five day furlough before he was shipped to Fort Meade, Maryland then shipped overseas. His parents received a letter from Carl on January 27 stating he would not be able to write for some time. Previous letters indicated Annis landed in Africa late November and was transferred to Italy in the middle of December. In a telegram, his parents were told he lost his life in Italy, January 25. On August 28, Carl Annis was awarded the Silver Star posthumous. The citation related Annis was a scout of a rifle squad which has the mission of crossing a river and attacking strongly held enemy positions in Italy. Under the cover of darkness, the swift and treacherous river was crossed, under terrific artillery nebelwerfer and machine gun fire. While his platoon was in reserve, on his own initiative he advanced under enemy fire for some 200 yards reconnoitering the best route for his platoon to follow. Annis returned and led his platoon into position, While preforming this act he was killed. Courtesy of The Dickinson, KS County Heritage Museum.

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Wayne R. Annis
Army Air Corps
Wayne
R.
Annis
DIVISION: Army Air Corps
Jan 1, 1923 -
BIRTHPLACE: Solomon, KS
HIGHEST RANK: Corporal
THEATER OF OPERATION: American
SERVED: Feb 16, 1942 -
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HONORED BY: The Eisenhower Foundation

BIOGRAPHY

Wayne Annis was born Jan. 1, 1923 in Solomon, KS. In 1942 he entered the US Army. He was stationed in St Petersburg, FL, Buckley Field Denver CO and later at Lowry Field Co in Detroit, Mich. Courtesy of the Dickinson County Heritage Museum, Abilene, KS.

Jesse W. Anthony
Coast Guard
Jesse
W.
Anthony
DIVISION: Coast Guard,
C G Army Manning Detachment
Jun 30, 1920 -
BIRTHPLACE: Hartford, AR
THEATER OF OPERATION: Pacific
SERVED: Sep 19, 1941 -
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Jun 26, 1946
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HONORED BY: Eisenhower Foundation

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Jesse was authorized to wear the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal; Philippine Liberation Ribbon; American Campaign Medal; World War II Victory Medal; American Defense Ribbon; Good Conduct Medal. He completed 21 months of sea duty.

Louis P. Antolini
Army
Louis
P.
Antolini
DIVISION: Army,
Military Intelligence Research Section - Attaches Office, London
Oct 6, 1918 -
BIRTHPLACE: Greensburg, PA
THEATER OF OPERATION: European
SERVED: Jan 30, 1942 -
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Nov 5, 1972
0
HONORED BY: Hilda Antolini, Linda Myers, David Antolini, Aimee Myers, Nathan Myers, Matthew Myers, Chelsea Myers

BIOGRAPHY

Louis P. Antolini was drafted into the Army in 1942 following graduation from St. Vincent College in Latrobe, PA. Louis attended Intelligence School at Camp Ritchie, MD for a month before transferring to the Pentagon, where he worked on the project named Order of Battle Intelligence. He then received orders for overseas assignment as Assistant Military Attaché, Embassy, London, England, where he continued to work for Army Intelligence, mapping Axis forces, mainly in Italy and North Africa. This time stationed in London also included trips with members of SHAEF Headquarters and another with Eisenhower's staff to Casablanca. Immediately following the war, Louis was instrumental in setting up the Enemy Intelligence Document Library at Fort Ritchie. Louis spent the following 27 years as part of the Army Reserves. He continued working in the intelligence field as Instructor of Army Intelligence at schools at Fort Halibird, Fort Meade, Fort Bragg, the Pentagon, and D.I.A. From 1969 to 1972 he served as Commander of the 443rd Military Intelligence Detachment of the University of Pittsburgh US Army Research Unit where he received the ranking of Lieutenant Colonel and retired from military service in 1972. Louis spent 40 years as a teacher, coach, principal and superintendent of schools in Westmoreland County in Western Pennsylvania until his retirement in 1985. He and his wife, Hilda, reside in Jeannette, Pennsylvania.

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