Clarence "Bud" Anderson
P-51B "Old Crow"
Artwork and Research by; Sir Ernie Hamilton Boyette
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Clarence E. “Bud” Anderson Jr.
By Sir Ernie Hamilton Boyette
Clarence Anderson graduated from U S Army Air Corp flight training in September 1942. When the 357thFighter Group was formed Anderson joined its 363rd Fighter Squadron. The 357th was transferred to England in November 1943 and was the first unit in the Eight Air Force to be equipped with the new P-51 Mustangs.
On March 8, 1944 “Bud” scored his first aerial victory during a mission to Berlin. Bud and his flight found three Messerschmitts menacing a damaged and straggling B-17. Bud and his men attacked the Germans. Bud got one mentioned earlier but he latched onto another enemy fighter. Both American and German tried to pull onto the others tail. In the process they both were engaged in a turning contest. Neither Bud nor the German were able to bring their guns to bear on the other fighter.
During their turning combat both fighters had lost altitude. In desperation Bud pulled his nose up higher just a little bit more and fired. His nose up maneuver and his firing had foiled his airspeed just enough for Bud to see the German come up above the nose of the Mustang training coolant. Another German fighter down.
Bud was a fighter pilots' fighter pilot. He could think and fight at the same time. He ended the war as a triple-ace. Bud either led his squadron in combat and sometimes he led the whole Air Group. A Major at the age of twenty-three years old. Bud Anderson is an American hero.
Bud Anderson and Artist.
I will add the complete story about Bud Anderson here soon. I am re-writing it.
All research, writings and artwork are by Sir Ernie Hamilton Boyette.
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