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Birthdate & Date of Loss

Date of birth: September 2, 1930
Date of death: April 2, 1957
Age: 26

Lucky Bag

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From the 1952 Lucky Bag:

Warren Randolph Anderson

Menominee, Michigan

Bud was a Congressional Appointee from Menominee, Michigan. He completed high school in 1948 at the age of seventeen, and wasted only two months before entering Navy. During his tour of duty at Navy, he was active in batt football, company cross-country, company touch football, and the Russian Club. Bud's favorite pastime was painting neckties, which he did very well. He hoped to fly with the Navy after graduation, providing of course, his OAO didn't persuade him to enter the Marine Corps. Bud's ready smile and friendly manner will stand him in good stead among his many friends and future acquaintances.


From SHIPMATE, August 1957:


First Lt. WARREN R. ANDERSON, USAF, was killed in an aircraft accident on 2 April 1957 near Laon Air Base, France. He was attached to the 71st Bombing Squadron, APO 17, New York. He is survived by his wife, Eleanor Loring Anderson, and his son and daughter who were living in France … He is also survived by his father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur B. Anderson, Menominee, Mich.

He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

In the Class of 1952's book, “As We Recall,” the only information given is "aircraft accident 1957." There are at least two USAF crashes that day that could correspond to Bud's.

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Class of 1952
Warren is one of 48 members of the Class of 1952 in Memorial Hall.
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