Kimmel Ross Anderson
Mr. Kimmel R. Anderson, Class of 1968,
died on 1 November 1987, after a long battle with cancer. His distinguished
Air Force career included earning senior pilot wings as a B-52 aircraft
commander, instructor pilot, and then serving as chief, Bomber Standardization
Branch, 22nd Bombardment Wing, March AFB, California. He left the
Air Force in 1979 to pursue a career in the civilian sector and is
survived by his children, and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ross Anderson.
Kim was in my pilot training class 70-01 at Moody AFB. We had a fair
number of other 68 grads as well. Most, if not all, of the students
lived in run-down barracks they called BOQs. About half way through
our year we were told to move out because the BOQs were coming down.
of us banded together to rent an old Frat House that was no longer
occupied. We called (and labeled) the house Sierra Hotel.
Kim was one of our roomies along with Jim Wiggins, Jack Bowen, Chuck
Kavcsak and Mike Cartwright. Kim served as an IP following graduation,
he was a FAC at NKP and B-52 Pilot for a number of years.
Kim was unflappable and fit in with the other miscreants of Sierra
Hotel able to smile at our behavior.
He is pictured outside our hotel with Jim Wiggins, Jack
Bowen, me and some lady friends