John A. Andrews entered the service on 08 October 1942 from Gainesville, Florida. He enlisted as a Private in the Air Corps. He had four years of high school, was Separated, without dependents and his civilian occupation was listed as: "Managers and officials, n.e.c.."
The Operation VARSITY, Serial A-8 orders list him as co-pilot of CG-4A, #43-2746?, Chalk #58; towed by C-47A #43-15493, Chalk #29. The tow ship was shot down; four crewmembers perished; the crew chief survived (MACR 13388).
Units served with
Constituted as the 437th Troop Carrier Group on 15 April 1943, it was activated on 01 May 1943 in Dunnellon, FL. They trained with C-46 and C-47 aircraft for duty overseas with the Ninth Air Force. They moved to England during January and February of...
Military site : airfield
Planned as an RAF operational training station, Ramsbury was allocated while under construction to the Eighth Air Force as a transport base. Built during 1942, it had eventually three concrete runways, 28 pan and 24 loop hardstandings, and two T2...
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