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    Default P/O M.H. ANDERSON 600 Sqn

    Hello All,

    Does anyone know any details on the abovementioned pilot who was serving with 600 Sqn in 1939-1940. I'm not certain of the 'H' of the initials.

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    Michael Herbert Anderson #90497 ?

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    Bingo!

    http://www.ww2awards.com/person/47120

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    Hello,

    Dubious about the Mentioned in Despatches to 90497 Michael Herbert ANDERSON AAF. I think he has been confused with 90206 Michael Frederic ANDERSON MiD AAF (later DFC), or 90110 Gavin Forsyth ANDERSON AAFRO MiD.

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    Hello

    From "Gentlemen in Blue" by Hans Onderwater :

    There was a F/O G.F. ANDERSON in No. 600 Squadron in the early 30es. He's on a group picture page 41 of the book, no other mention.

    The name index shows another ANDERSON, Michael, cited 11 times in the book. He's on a picture of page 79, the caption stating that "within six months after this photograph was taken [...] Mike ANDERSON dead [...] until the graves of unknown airmen in Rotterdam and Spijkenisse could be identified as those of the four missing airmen."
    Actually it was in 1981-82 that these airmen were identified (page 94)
    No date for the picture.

    On 10 May 1940 P/O Michael ANDERSON attacked a He-111 during a patrol, but his Blenheim was also badly shot up. Later that day he was posted missing in action over the Low Countries in L1515 BQ-L, with LAC HAWKINS. He had just returned from his honeymoon...

    CWGC shows :

    ANDERSON, MICHAEL HERBERT
    Rank:Pilot Officer
    Service No:90497
    Date of Death:10/05/1940
    Age:23
    Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force 600 Sqdn.
    Awards: Mentioned in Despatches
    Grave Reference Grave 26.
    Cemetery SPIJKENISSE GENERAL CEMETERY
    Additional Information: Husband of Priscilla Ann Anderson (nee Troughton), of Kingston, near Lewes, Sussex

    Joss

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