Wilsonville, Nebraska


Lt. Charles Anderson was from Wilsonville Nebraska. He received a degree from Kearney State College in May of 1943. His diploma was received by his wife, who was also graduating, because Anderson had been called to service 26 days prior. Upon entering the Marine Corps Anderson trained until receiving his commission on November 3, 1943. He then entered the Marine Air Corps. Anderson died from injuries he sustained during the invasion of Iwo Jima.

Branch of Service

Marine Corps


First Lieutenant

Military Occupational Specialty

Marine Air Corps

Death Date


Original Source Location

UNK Archives Briggs Collection, Box 23, Envelope 3

Additional Information

Additional information available in the 1946 Blue and Gold yearbook, viewable at http://library.unk.edu/archives/ . If you'd like to schedule a visit to view these materials in person, please contact us.

Briggs-B23-Env 3-Anderson-2.tif (60875 kB)
Photograph of Charles R. Anderson (high quality)

Briggs-B23-Env 3-Anderson-2.jpg (133 kB)
Photograph of Charles R. Anderson (low quality)

Briggs-B23-Env-3-Anderson-1.tif (114320 kB)
Article about Anderson's death (image format)



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