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  • Title: Frederick L. Anderson papers
    Date (inclusive): 1928-1947
    Collection Number: 75054
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 107 manuscript boxes, 12 oversize boxes, 17 oversize binders, 1 album box, 28 envelopes, 25 motion picture film reels (55.0 linear feet)
    Abstract: Correspondence, diaries, memoranda, reports, studies, notes, manuals, printed matter, motion picture film, photographs, and memorabilia, relating primarily to Allied aerial bombardment strategy, tactics, and operations in Europe during World War II.
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
    Creator: Anderson, Frederick L., 1905-1969


    Collection is open for research.
    The Hoover Institution Archives only allows access to copies of audiovisual items. To listen to sound recordings or to view videos or films during your visit, please contact the Archives at least two working days before your arrival. We will then advise you of the accessibility of the material you wish to see or hear. Please note that not all audiovisual material is immediately accessible.

    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Frederick Lewis Anderson papers, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Materials were acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1975.


    Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. To determine if this has occurred, find the collection in Stanford University's online catalog at http://searchworks.stanford.edu/ . Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in the online catalog is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

    Biographical Note

    1905, October 4 Born, Kingston, New York
    1928 Graduated, U.S. Military Academy
      Commissioned 2nd Lieutenant
    1929 Graduated from Kelly Field and Brooks Field
      Received wings
      Served in the Philippines, Hamilton Field, Lowry Field and Washington
    1931 Transferred to bombardment aviation
    1940 Operations officer, 7th Bombardment Group
      Selected to start first Bombardier's Instructor School
    1941 Head of Bombardment Tactics Board
      Sent to England
    1942 Deputy Director of Bombardment, Washington, D.C.
      Representative of General Arnold on bombardment matters in Northern Africa and England
    1943 Commander, Fortress Wing in United Kingdom
      Promoted to Major General
    1943-44 Commanding General, VIII Bomber Command, England
    1944-45 Deputy Commanding General for Operations, U.S. Strategic Air Forces in Europe
    1945-47 Assistant Chief of Air Staff for Personnel
    1947 Retired from the U.S. Air Force
    1952-53 Deputy United States Special Representative in Europe, with rank of ambassador
    1969, March 2 Died, Houston, Texas

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    United States. Air Force--Officers.
    United States. Army Air Forces. Air Force, 8th.
    United States. Army Air Forces.
    Bombing, Aerial.
    United States--Armed Forces.
    World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations.
    World War, 1939-1945.