I am not sure this is the same man or not. There is a grave in the East Cemetery of Manchester, CT for Anderson, William L,
b. c.1920, d. Sep 13 1943, age: 23, WWII, 1st Lt. 35th Fighter Sq http://www.interment.net/data/us/ct/hartford/east/east_a.htm
This puts him the the 35th Fighter Squadron (not the 35th Fighter Group). The 35th Fighter Squadron was part of the 8th Fighter Group. There are no scores listed for William L Anderson listed that I could find.
The 1930 Census for Hartford - Bristol City 2-106
William Anderson step son 11 years old
Father: Gue (Gus?) A Carlson
Mother: Lovena (Lorena?) E Carlson
Francis W Carlson Son
The 1920 Census for New Britain City, Ct lists:
Lorena Anderson living with her brothers, William Webster, and Francis Webster and she appears to
have a son William Anderson who is 1 year and 7/12 months old.
The US Casualty Lists published by State after the war at: http://media.nara.gov/med...ges/28/27/28-2612a.gif
shows listed under under the State of CT at Large. William L Anderson, 01699387 DNB
This says he died of not-battle causes. He may have died of malaria or dengue fever, there was a lot of
that in New Guinea.
This link has a little background on the 35th Fighter Squadron. http://ranger95.com/airforce/fighter_squad/35th_fs.html