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Name: Gerald Frank Anderson
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
Country: South Africa
Rank: Lieutenant
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Royal Air Force
Unit: 88
Victories: 8
Born: 24 February 1898
Place of Birth: Newcastle
Died:  
Place of Death:  
 
 
A Bristol Fighter pilot, Gerald Frank Anderson was posted to 88 Squadron in 1918. Before being wounded in action on 30 October 1918, he and his observers scored eight victories, six of them being Fokker D.VIIs.
 
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
2nd Lt. (A./Lt.) Gerald Frank Anderson. (FRANCE)
   On 30th October this officer was one of an offensive patrol that attacked fifty enemy machines. Six of the latter concentrated their attack on Lt. Anderson, and would have inevitably destroyed his machine had it not been for the exceptionally able manner in which he manoeuvered and fought. Although both he and his observer were wounded and the machine badly damaged, he succeeded with rare courage and skill in shooting down one and keeping the remainder at a distance. Eventually he brought his machine safely to ground about half a mile within our lines.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 17 Jul 1918 88 Bristol F.2b 1 Halberstadt C (DESF) 20X 26
2 31 Jul 1918 0915 88 Bristol F.2b (D8062) Pfalz D.III (OOC) Fromelles
3 15 Sep 1918 0755 88 Bristol F.2b 2 Fokker D.VII (OOC) E of Seclin
4 27 Sep 1918 1145 88 Bristol F.2b (E2451) 2 Fokker D.VII (OOC) Lambersart
5 04 Oct 1918 88 Bristol F.2b (E2451) 2 Fokker D.VII (OOC) Quesnoy
6 23 Oct 1918 88 Bristol F.2b Fokker D.VII (OOC)  
7 30 Oct 1918 88 Bristol F.2b (E2451) Fokker D.VII (OOC)  
8 30 Oct 1918 88 Bristol F.2b (E2451) 3 Fokker D.VII (DESF)  

1 Observer Lt H R Goss
2 Observer Lt Thomas Chiltern
3 Observer Lt C W M Elliott
 
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