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Jimmie B Andrews

Military

Assigned to 487FS, 352FG, 8AF USAAF.
Transferred to 310th Ferry Squadron, 27th Air Transport Group, 8AF USAAF.
Transferred to Base Air Depot 2, 8AF USAAF.

Service

Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Command

  • 27th Air Transport Group
  • 352nd Fighter Group

    352nd Fighter Group

    Group
    The 352nd Fighter Group were based at Bodney, Norfolk from July 1943 until November 1945 but in the winter months of 1944/1945 detachments moved to bases in Belgium to provide extra air support to ground forces during the Battle of the Bulge and to...

  • Base Air Depot 2

    Base Air Depot 2

    Group
    During 1942 to 1945 Warton Aerodrome was Base Air Depot No. 2, Station 582 of the U.S. 8th Air Force. In the three years it was active it processed over 10,000 aircraft and saw over 45,000 aircraft movements. Every type of American aircraft used in the...

  • 310th Ferry Squadron
  • 487th Fighter Squadron

Associated Place

  • Bodney

    Military site : airfield
    Before the Americans arrived Bodney was a grass-surfaced airfield. So when the 352nd Fighter Group arrived with heavy P-47 Thunderbolts, work was carried out to strengthen its roads and runways with steel matting, concrete and tarmac. Nissen huts also...

  • Warton

    Military site : airfield
    Built as a satellite airfield for Squires Gate, it was earmarked for US use even before America entered the Second World War. Its location made it ideal for use as a depot station, where incoming US aircraft could be processed and moved on to active...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Oklahoma, USA 7 December 1922
Lived in Mayes County, OK, USA 1940
Enlisted Tulsa, OK, USA 5 July 1940
Assigned Bodney, Thetford IP26, UK 14 September 1943 – 15 November 1943

Assigned to 487FS, 352FG, 8AF USAAF.

Transferred Warton, Preston PR4, UK 15 November 1943

Transferred to 310FrS, 27ATG, 8AF USAAF.

Crashed Warton, Preston PR4, UK 21 July 1945

Crashed on Take off due to Fire. Warton/Sta 582 Cat 4 damage, pilot F/O Jimmie B Andrews, 21-Jul-45.

A-20G 43-9909 BAD2 8AF

Buried Adair, OK 74330, USA October 2000

Pleasant Hope Baptist Church Cemetery
Adair
Mayes County
Oklahoma, USA.

Died Fort Worth, TX, USA 5 October 2000

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
07 September 2016 16:07:17 general ira snapsorter Changes to biography and events
Sources

Merged with duplicate entry to include details from:
- Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

Date Contributor Update
21 July 2016 10:36:53 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, role, biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/page/84739123_jimmie_b%20andrews/details/
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Andrews&GSfn=Jimmi...

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:15:16 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

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