Clyde Robert Anderson

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  • Name: Clyde Robert Anderson
  • Location of Birth: Bena, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: November 7, 1919
  • Date of Death: KIA - April 12, 1945
  • Parents: Knute Anderson & Anna (Sandstrom) Anderson
  • High School and Class: 1937 Greenway High School, Coleraine, Minnesota
  • College:
  • Highest Rank: PFC (Private First Class)
  • Branch: Army
  • Other Branch:
  • Date Sworn In: July 22, 1944
  • Place Sworn In: Fort Snelling, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Date of Discharge:
  • Place of Discharge:
  • Units and Locations:
    Start Date End Date Unit(s) and Location(s) Served
    12 April 1945 18th Infantry, 1st Infantry Division
  • Military Awards:
    Purple Heart

  • Military Highlights:
    WW II Draft Registration Cards – 10/16/1940 – 03/31/1947
    State: Minnesota
    Name: Clyde Robert Anderson
    Race: White
    Age: 21
    Birth Date: November 7, 1919
    Birth Place: Bena, Minnesota, USA
    Residence Place: Grand Rapids, Itasca, Minnesota, USA
    Registration Date: July 1, 1941
    Employer: Balkan Mining Co.
    Weight: 178
    Height: 6
    Complexion: Light
    Eye Color: Blue
    Hair Color: Blonde
    Next of Kin: Mrs. Anna M. Anderson, Grand Rapids, Itasca, Minnesota, USA

    Newspaper article - Apr 1945 – Mr. and Mrs. Knute Anderson, LaPrairie, have received a detailed account of the death of their son, Pfc. Clyde Anderson, killed in action in Germany April 12. Anderson was with the 18th Infantry of General Hodge’s First Army and was killed in the vicinity of Osterode. He was acting squadron leader at the time, directing the work of men clearing enemy snipers from houses. A sniper’s bullet killed him. He has been cited posthumously for bravery, loyalty and aggressiveness. Survivors are his widow and 5-year-old daughter, Sandra, Los Angeles; his parents; two sisters, Mrs. Robert O’Clock, Miami, and Mrs. John Bradley, St. Cloud; and a brother, Ensign William [should be Leslie Willard], U.S. Coast Guard, Philippines.

  • Wars Involved:
    World War II

  • MIA / POW:

  • Civilian Life:
    Clyde Anderson was married to Dorothy Jeanne Fletcher in Minnesota in 1939. He is buried in Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis, Minnesota (plot C-23, O, 13456).

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