Canadian Virtual War Memorial

John Alan Anderson

In memory of:

Squadron Leader John Alan Anderson

March 23, 1965

Puerto Rico

Military Service


Age:

41

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

404 Maritime Patrol Squadron

Citation(s):

Distinguished Service Order, Distinguished Flying Cross, Canadian Forces Decoration, 1939-1945 Star, Defence Medal, France and Germany Star, Canadian Volunteer Service Medal, War Medal 1939-1945, Croix de Guerre (France)

Additional Information


Born:

May 1, 1923
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Enlistment:

April 16, 1943
Winnipeg

Son of Dr. Robert Brodie Anderson and Margaret Ness Anderson of West Kildonan, Manitoba. Husband of Marjorie, father of Brian and Blair.

Brother of Squadron Leader William Brodie Anderson, who died during service with the Royal Canadian Air Force, Leading Aircraftman Robert N. Anderson, who also served with the Royal Canadian Air Force, and Patricia.

Commemorated on Page 125 of the In the Service of Canada Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Digital Collection

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  • Squadron Leader John Alan Anderson– Squadron Leader John Alan Anderson in service uniform.
  • Newspaper Clipping– In memory of the men and women memorialized on the pages of the Winnipeg Evening Tribune. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Document– This news report about the loss of Argus aircraft #20727 on May 23, 1965, appeared at page 23 of the March-April 1965 issue of Crowsnest, the Royal Canadian Navy's magazine.  (Submitted by Navy League Cadet Corps CHAMBLY, Barrie, Ontario.)

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