Anderson, Robert Thomas

Date of birth:
December 30th, 1919 (Armstrong's Corners/New Brunswick, Canada)
Date of death:
October 5th, 2001
Service number:
Canadian (1931-present, Constitutional Monarchy)


Tom Anderson lived in Welsford, New Brunswick. He was a former truck driver and clerk, ex-RCA, who enlisted in Moncton in June 1941. Trained at No.3 ITS (graduated 21 November 1941), No.17 EFTS (graduated 2 January 1942) and No.8 SFTS (graduated 24 April 1942). His DFC was sent by registered mail 28 June 1949.
After the war he was a Supervisor with Shell Oil for twenty five years in Montreal before retiring to Hampton in 1975.

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Second World War (1939-1945)
Flying Officer
No.428 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force (No.428 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force)
Awarded on:
September 8th, 1945
"As Captain of aircraft, this officer has shown great courage, determination and devotion to duty with an overwhelming desire to press home the attack. His ability as a leader has been outstanding and has been a great contribution to the operational efficiency of the unit. He has successfully attacked many major targets and has shown a complete disregard for opposition. His obvious ability, keenness and desire to serve have been an inspiration to all."
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
Second World War (1939-1945)
With clasp "OVERSEES".
Canadian Volunteer Service Medal


  • Photo 1: Mary Queen
  • Photo: Mary Queen
  • - Fourth Supplement to The London Gazette Issue 37277 published on the 18 September 1945
    - Air Force Association of Canada