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Welcome to Clarence E. "Bud" Anderson's Website.

 

Bud is a WWII Triple Ace who flew the P-51 Mustang Old Crow, while assigned to the 357th Fighter Group "Yoxford Boys," 8th Air Force, Leiston Field, United Kingdom. The 357th Fighter Group was credited with shooting down 609 1/2 enemy aircraft in only 15 months, a pace no other fighter group equaled. The 357th, also produced 42 Aces (pilots with five or more victories in the air), more than any other group. Bud was the leading Ace of the 363rd Fighter Squadron with 16 1/4 victories. At 91, Bud is an active pilot, maintaining his Certified Flight Instructor Rating (CFI). In July 2008, Bud was inducted into the National Aviation Hall of Fame! Bud's close friend Mr. Jack Roush has restored P-51 Mustangs, exactly as Bud flew them during WWII. His latest Mustang is Bud's P-51B Old Crow. His P-51D Old Crow is now owned and flown by Mr. Jim Hagedorn. A third P-51D restored as Old Crow is flown from Norway by Scandinavian Historic Flight. Bud has been featured on many special TV and Video Productions. Most recently the History Channel and the Military Channel. Video clips from these can be viewed in the YouTube Video Link below. Bud has worked with video game companies on flying games such as Electronic Arts Janes WWII Fighters. He is an active speaker and air show participant.  Browse this site, learn about aviation history, the brave men Bud flew and worked with and order your autographed copy of Bud's amazing book "To Fly and Fight". Autographed photos are also available and can be personalized upon request. Please view our Old Crow Collection; Aviation Art Prints and other special items for sale. A special "Thank you" to Master Aerial Photographers John Dibbs, Paul Bowen and Earl Smith, also to Michael O'Leary, Merle Olmsted, Curtis Fowles of MustangsMustangs and the many others who have contributed to the outstanding photographs and support for our web site. View the P-51B restoration work by Art Teeters here.   Bud's Online Store  Favorite P-51 Mustang Videos

update11.gif (3360 bytes)  Bud's upcoming events for 2013

 

 

Douglas Van Howd proudly displays his creation to Honor an American Hero "Col. Bud Anderson"

The Auburn Area Chamber of Commerce, The City of Auburn, the Auburn Airport Business Park Association and many other community volunteers are taking the lead once again, to commerate our local hero and home town resident, Col. C.E. Bud Anderson by commissioning a local Artist, Douglas Van Howd, to create a life size image of the Col. along with his famous P-51 Mustang, Old Crow. The statue will be on display at the Auburn Airport.

The Statue is being created but we are raising funds for its completion and placement at the Auburn Airport. Be a part of history by making a tax deductible donation to the Auburn Chamber of Commerce, a 501 (c) (3) organization.

HELP FUND THE BUD ANDERSON STATUE

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Bud Anderson honored during Veteran's Day Celebration in Auburn, CA. 2012.

 

     

 

 

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Lastest 357th FG Photos

 

 

 

 

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Tribute to members of the 357th FG lost in Combat

Rock and a Hard Place by Gareth Hector

Depicts famous Mustang ace Bud Anderson in a life and death stalemate with a Bf-109 while directly in the path of an oncoming B-17 stream. Read this (p109) and other stories in Bud's book, "To Fly and Fight."

 

Thanks to Effie Nidam from CNN for doing this great story on Bud!

 

 


 

 

 

If you go to www.youtube.com and search for Showdown Air Combat, you can watch four videos from the Military Channel with Bud Anderson

 

 

 

Please visit our links to Support our Troops

Who are America's Heroes?

Heroes of Afghanistan and Iraq - Please Watch!

 

 

 
 

 

A tribute to our dear friend, Merle Olmsted

Memorial Day Tribute 

 

Bud's book "To Fly and Fight" has now been published in German, with a forward by Gunther Rall!

Picture from Alicia Walby
 

 

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Experience Air to Air Combat in WWII 

(Read the first chapter of Bud's book, "To Fly and Fight.")

C.E. "Bud" Anderson

 

The 357th Fighter Group "Yoxford Boys"

 

 

"Operation Devil's Fire is one of those what if novels. I found it interesting and easy to read. Readers will be intrigued by what night have happened in WW II." Bud Anderson
 

 

In Memoriam - Two Fallen Heroes

 The Old Crow Collection

AUTOGRAPHED PHOTOS - SIGNED BY BUD ANDERSON 

 

"Time To Go To Work" by Dan Zoernig

The P-51 Mustangs of the 357th Fighter Group were normally cared for by a Crew Chief, Assistant Crew Chief and Armorer. This illustration honors all Crew Chiefs, Specialists and Support personnel. They worked relentlessly in the open, day or night, in all kinds of weather with great dedication in a trade equally as important as a pilot's ability. Without them there would be no flying. There were no eight-hour days as suggested by the flashlight carried by the chief on the right, for Britain's strict black-out precluded any other kind of lighting during the many nights of work preparing the Mustangs for the next days mission. Each of Bud Anderson's Old Crows had long combat lives in the 363rd Squadron. Never once in 116 combat missions did either ship abort or return early due to mechanical problems. Such a record is attributed to a pilot who did not abuse his aircraft and to the dedicated care of it's ground crew: T/Sgt Otto Heino, S/Sgt Melvin Schueneman, and S/Sgt Leon Zimmerman. S/Sgt Schueneman became a casualty of the war when he perished  in an AT-6 crash in January 1945 when returning from some field maintenance work in France.

If you are interested in this print or other prints by Dan Zoernig, visit his web site at: www.danzoernig.com

A View from the Flight Line

A Personal Memoir by Crew Chief  Merle Olmsted with Willard Bierly and Joseph Deshay

 

Meet Jack Roush... Owner and Pilot of the restored P-51B Old Crow!

Don't miss the July 2009 Flying Magazine Article about Jack!!!

 

Old Crow Model Builder's Guide

 

 

Old Crow Computer Pilot Guide

Recommended Links

Bud's Online Store

 

  Book Reviews 

Richard Hallion, the Air Force Historian, says: "It is, I think, the finest pilot memoir of World War II and I have made it mandatory reading for all my historians."

 

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an Autographed Copy of

"To Fly and Fight"

 

Autographed Photos/Free P-51 Screen Saver

 

 

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Questions or Comments... Contact Jim Anderson-- jimswa@juno.com 

 

 Military VA Loan Award
 

 

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