Andersen, James, BG

 Photo In Uniform   Service Details
18 kb
View Time Line
Last Rank
Brigadier General
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
00G5-Army General Officer (G5)
Last MOS Group
General Officer
Primary Unit
1944-1945, AAF 1065, USAAF 7th Air Force
Service Years
1922 - 1945


Brigadier General

One Overseas Service Bar

 Last Photo   Personal Details 

253 kb

Home State
Year of Birth
This Military Service Page was created/owned by SFC Ken Logue-Deceased to remember Andersen, James, BG.

If you knew or served with this Soldier and have additional information or photos to support this Page, please leave a message for the Page Administrator(s) HERE.
Casualty Info
Home Town
Racine, Wisconsin
Last Address
Not Specified

Casualty Date
Feb 26, 1945
Non Hostile- Died while Missing
Air Loss, Crash - Sea
WWII - Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Western Pacific Campaign (1944-45)
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Memorial Section K Site 7

 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
World War II Fallen
  1945, World War II Fallen [Verified]

 Photo Album   (More...

 Ribbon Bar

AAF Senior Pilot Badge

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1922, US Military Academy (West Point, NY)
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
United States Department of WarUSAAF 7th Air Force
  1943-1944, United States Department of War
  1944-1945, AAF 1065, USAAF 7th Air Force
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1944 WWII - American Theater
  1944-1945 WWII - Asiatic-Pacific Theater
 Colleges Attended 
United States Military Academy
  1922-1926, United States Military Academy
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
James R. Andersen
Brigadier General, U.S. Army Air Forces
Service # 0-016407
Headquarters Company, US Air Force, Pacific
Entered the Service from: Wisconsin
Died: 26-Feb-45
Missing in Action or Buried at Sea
Tablets of the Missing at Honolulu Memorial
Honolulu, Hawaii 
Awards: Legion of Merit

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.
Memorial Section K, Gravesite 7, Arlington National Cemetery

DATE OF BIRTH: 05/10/1904
DATE OF DEATH: 02/26/1945

Andersen AFB, 36th Wing, Air Mobility Command (AMC), opened as North Field in 1944, and was primarily used as a B-29 staging base in the Pacific during WWII. It was later renamed after Brigadier General James R. Andersen, former Chief of Staff for the Army Air Force, Pacific, who was lost at sea returning to Honolulu in 1945. The base continues to support strategic operations in the region, and serves as a staging base for activities in Asia and the South Pacific. The bulk of Andersen's duties since WWII have been as a Strategic Air Command (SAC) base, supporting activities in Korea and Vietnam.

Copyright Inc 2003-2011