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Milford Elvin Andrews

Military

Shot down 12 May 1944 in B-17 #4297167. Killed in Action (KIA).

Purple Heart

Service

Units served with

Aircraft

  • 42-97167

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 7/2/44; Hunter 23/2/44; Grenier 4/3/44; Assigned 339BS/96BG [QJ-N] Snetterton 7/3/44; Missing in Action Brux 12/5/44 with Capt Jack Link, Co-pilot: Erwin Simmons, Bombardier: Bob Federman, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Herman...

Missions

  • 353

    12 May 1944

Associated Place

  • Snetterton Heath

    Military site : airfield
    Intended to be an RAF bomber base, construction of Snetterton Heath started in Autumn 1942 but continued until mid-1943, because it was extended after allocation as an Eighth Air Force bomber base. It had eventually three concrete runways, 50...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Houston, Texas, USA 1 September 1818
Killed in Action (KIA) Germany 12 May 1944
Died 12 May 1944
Buried

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
20 August 2016 22:09:05 txgirl Changes to events
Sources

info@fieldsofhonor-database.com
Grave number: Plot M, Row E, Grave 9.

Date Contributor Update
20 August 2016 22:06:32 txgirl Changes to mission associations
Sources

info@fieldsofhonor-database.com
Per their notation of the Plane data: Serial number: 42-97167, Type B-17G, Destination: Brux, Czech Republic, Mission: Combat, MACR: 4858.
From fellow WWII soldier, Paul Sersland, who served as a gunner on the B-17 (although not with Milford), the mission was bombing the oil refineries.

Date Contributor Update
20 August 2016 21:58:54 txgirl Changes to place associations
Sources

From fellow WWII soldier, Paul Sersland, who also served as a gunner on the B-17 and who researched my cousin's mission

Date Contributor Update
20 August 2016 21:55:13 txgirl Changes to service number
Sources

From info@fieldsofhonor-database.com

Date Contributor Update
20 August 2016 21:53:42 txgirl Changes to middlename and awards
Sources

From info@fieldsofhonor-database.com

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:20:15 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 4858 / MACR 4858; Snetterton Falcons, pg 148 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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