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John Elijah Andress


Assigned to 379BG, 8AF USAAF.

Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.


Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 379th Bomb Group

    379th Bomb Group

    The 379th Bomb Group (H) (heavy), based at Kimbolton, flew more sorties than any other Bomb Group in the Eighth Air Force and dropped a greater bomb tonnage than any other Group. The B-17 Flying Fortress Group was awarded two Distinguished Unit...

Associated Place

  • Kimbolton

    Military site : airfield
    Planned for RAF use, Kimbolton airfield was built by W and C French Ltd. in 1941. The airfield was increased in size to accommodate a full US heavy Bomb Group, and the first such unit to us it was the 91st Bomb Group, who arrived in September 1942....


Event Location Date
Born Butler, AL 18 May 1921

Son of Stephen E Snr and Mayne [Fail] Andress.

Enlisted Fort McClellan, AL 11 June 1942

Fort McClellan, Alabama

Lived in Greenville, AL, US 1943
Based Kimbolton 1943 – 1945

Assigned to 379BG, 8AF USAAF.

Died Brewton, AL 29 April 1998


Date Contributor Update
16 July 2019 10:54:05 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, service number, highest rank, role, biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations

Date Contributor Update
10 July 2015 14:10:30 Tom Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, events, unit associations and media associations

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