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  • Personally Signed! Highly detailed fully articulating action figure
  • Bud Anderson is one of the most famous and beloved WWII Aces
  • Includes both dress and combat uniforms and accessories
  • Proudly display this figure of a truly great American fighter Ace
  • Display stand included. Extremely Limited Edition.
  • Item discontinued.  Please ask questions and pictures before you purchase.       
  • ***FINAL SALES***
  • General Background
    Clarence Bud Anderson was born in Oakland, California in 1922. In Jan., 1942 he enlisted in the United States Army as an aviation cadet and received his wings and commission as a second lieutenant in the USAAF in Sept 1942.

    During WWII, Anderson was the 357th Fighter Group's 3rd leading ace with 16.5 aerial victories. His P-51D Mustang, nicknamed "Old Crow", carried him safely through 116 missions without being hit by any enemy aircraft's fire and without Anderson ever having to turn back for any reason. Anderson returned to the United States in Feb. 1945 as a Major.

    With over 30 years of military service, Anderson was a test pilot, served at the Pentagon, commanded the 355th TFW in Vietnam and having been decorated 25 times retired as a Colonel in 1972.

    Bud Anderson became manager of the McDonnell Aircraft Company's Flight Test Facility until 1998 when he retired. With over 7,000 flight hours he has flown over 100 types of aircraft. In July 2008, Bud was inducted into the National Aviation Hall of Fame.