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Walter Anderson
Born (1890-07-27)27 July 1890
Died 11 May 1959(1959-05-11) (aged 68)
Allegiance Great Britain
Service/branch Royal Air Force
Awards George Cross

Walter Anderson GC (27 July 1890 – 11 May 1959) was a recipient of the George Cross and an officer in the Royal Air Force.

On 10 December 1928, Pilot Officer Hugh Constantine, while flying off Leysdown crashed into the sea, about 200 yards from the shore. In cold and rough conditions, Corporal McTeague and Flying Officer Anderson swam from the shore to Constantine who was in a state of collapse. Through their combined efforts McTeague and Anderson were able to bring Constantine back to the land.

Both Anderson and McTeague were awarded the Empire Gallantry Medal, converted into the George Cross when that award was instituted in 1940.


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