Friday Oct 05 2012
Placer supes to honor Auburn's WWII flying ace Bud AndersonBy: Journal Staff Report
World War II fighter pilot Bud Anderson is targeted for a new honor at Tuesday’s Board of Supervisors meeting. An Auburn resident who grew up in Newcastle, Anderson gained fame in World War II when he was credited with shooting down 16 Nazi warplanes and sharing credit for another victory with four other pilots. Piloting a P-51 Mustang famously nicknamed Old Crow, Anderson survived 116 missions without being hit by fire from an enemy aircraft. Anderson is due to be presented with a resolution honoring his service to the United States and his community. The presentation will take place at 9:05 a.m. Tuesday at the Board of Supervisors chambers, 175 Fulweiler Ave., Auburn. The resolution also commends Anderson on more than 30 years of military service, including time as a test pilot and commanding a tactical fighter wing in the Vietnam War. During his career, he flew more than 100 types of aircraft and logged more than 7,000 hours in the sky. This past year, the city of Auburn renamed a road leading to the Auburn Airport as Colonel Bud Anderson Way. He was inducted into the National Aviation Hall of Fame in 2008. In other board business Tuesday: n Supervisors will be asked to amend a contract with Brown and Caldwell Inc. for engineering services on a project that will allow more connections to the Sheridan water supply system. The amount is to be increased by $130,027 to an amount not to exceed $351,000. n The board will consider a recommendation from the County Executive Office to increase a contract with the Law Firm of Hanson Bridgett by $75,000 to assist with implementation of the regional sewer project and agreements with the city of Lincoln. The initial contract was for $75,000.