Paul Andersen is born on 21 May 1923 in Los Angeles, United States. He is the son of Octavius and Ingeborg Andersen of Winnipeg, Canada. He volunteers for the Royal Canadian Air Force. 
On 16 July 1944 he is part of a No.44 (Rhodesia) Squadron crew taking off from Dunholme Lodge in Lancaster III (PB206 KM-Q) for operations over Danish waters. The aircraft is lost without trace. Paul Andersen then hold the rank of Flight Sergeant.
F/O W J Hough, Sgt H D Hoare, F/S L Priestley, F/S J H Singer, RCAF, Sgt H W Nichols, RCAF, and Sgt E C King, RCAF. 
Paul Andersen is commemorated at the RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL.
- Chorley, 1997 (1944)