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Sanderson, Lawson H.M. (1895-1979)


Photograph of Lawson H.M. Sanderson

ww2incolor.com

Sanderson was a pioneering Marine aviator who helped develop the technique of dive bombing during the 1919 intervention in Nicaragua. He also competed in several air meets in the 1920s.  He commanded 4 Marine Aircraft Wing from 21 May 1945, and in this capacity he received the Japanese surrender of Wake on 7 September 1945.

Service record

1895-7-22

Born at Shelton, Washington
1917

Graduates from University of Maine
1923
Lieutenant

1925

Commander, VF-9M
1945-5-21     
Brigadier general     
Commander, 4 Marine Aircraft Wing
1979-6-11

Dies at San Diego

References

EarlyAviators.com (accessed 2011-4-10)

Rottman (2002)



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