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Stephen Wallace Andrew

Military

Assigned to 486FS, 352FG, 8AF USAAF. Credited with 9 air to air kills. Failed to Return (FTR) fighter sweep to Budapest, pulling clear of the target engine noted to be smoking, after which it quit. Lt Andrew belly landed and then sprinted clear allowing his colleagues to destroy the A/C. 2-Jul-44. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 6698.

Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

Units served with

  • 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...

  • 486th Fighter Squadron
  • 8th Air Force

Aircraft

  • 42-106467

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 77FS 20FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 486FS, 352FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) fighter sweep to Budapest, pulling clear of the target engine noted to be smoking, after which it quit. Lt Andrew belly landed and then sprinted clear...

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...

Events

Event Location Date
Lived in Dallas, TX, USA 1940
Promotion Bodney, Thetford IP26, UK 5 May 1944

Promoted to Major.

Prisoner of War (POW) Zagan, Poland 2 July 1944 – May 1945

Prisoner of War (POW). Stalag Luft III.

Shot down Budapest, Hungary 2 July 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) fighter sweep to Budapest during FRANTIC Russia Shuttle Mission (June-July 1944), pulling clear of the target engine noted to be smoking, after which it quit. Lt Andrew belly landed and then sprinted clear allowing his colleagues to destroy the A/C. 2-Jul-44. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 6698.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
16 December 2016 01:32:06 Marc 352 Changes to nickname and events
Sources

This edit was made by Marc Hamel, author and Assistant Historian, 352nd FG Association.

Date Contributor Update
20 July 2016 19:06:49 Al_Skiff Changes to highest rank
Sources

http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=Andrew
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmacr.asp?MACR=6698
http://wwii-pows.mooseroots.com/l/2208/Stephen-W-Andrew

Date Contributor Update
20 July 2016 19:06:04 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, role, biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=Andrew
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmacr.asp?MACR=6698
http://wwii-pows.mooseroots.com/l/2208/Stephen-W-Andrew

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:25:25 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 6698 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list / unit history

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