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Anderson, Gordon Doak

Date of birth:
January 22nd, 1923 (Saint Vital-Winnipeg/Manitoba, Canada)
Date of death:
November 27th, 2006
Service number:
Canadian (1931-present, Constitutional Monarchy)


He used his GI Bill to go to the University of Manitoba, where he graduated with a medical degree. The Canadian Medical Council certified him as a physician in 1953. He moved to Powers Lake, North Dakota, that year and started his medical practice, then moved to California in the 1960s and worked as a general practitioner.obstetrician for many years. He was the son of Millicent and Andrew Anderson, and had a brother named Bruce. He married Barbara Taverner from S. Vital in 1949, and they raised two daughters and three sons together. They were married 57 years.

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Second World War (1939-1945)
Warrant Officer 1st Class (now Pilot Officer)
No.10 (Bomber Reconnaissance) Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force
Awarded on:
January 1st, 1945
"On the 10th of May 1945, several hundred miles out over the North Atlantic, Warrant Officer Anderson, as navigator of a long range operational aircraft, displayed great skill in pin-pointing the position of a surrendered U-Boat, directing the naval forces to the exact position and enabling them to effect its capture. Throughout this navigator's tour of operational flying he has displayed courage and skill of the same high standard."

Award presented 9 July 1949.
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)