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Alexander Boyd Andrews III

Military

Assigned to 524BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 3 x combat missions. Returned from mission in B-17G 42-97890 'Lil Satan' after direct hit to nose of A/C. Returned to Duty (RTD). 25-Jun-44. MACR 6738.

Awards: DFC, AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

Observer on Coulanges Sur Yonne, France (Bridge) mission 25 June 1944, B-17 42-97890 returned.

Service

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  • Karl Becker

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 524BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 35 x combat missions. Returned from mission in B-17G 42-97890 'Lil Satan' after direct hit to nose of A/C. Returned to Duty (RTD). 25-Jun-44. MACR 6738. Awards: DFC, AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

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Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Command

  • 379th Bomb Group

    379th Bomb Group

    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...

  • 527th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-31085 Anita Marie / Mehitabel

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 16/9/43; Gr Island 1/10/43; Assigned 524BS/379BG [WA-D] Kimbolton 6/10/43; transferred 525BS [FR-D]; Missing in Action Leipzig 7/7/44 with John Riedman, Navigator: Dave Sarfaty, Radio Operator: Edmund Moreno, Ball turret gunner: Pete...

  • 42-97890 'Queen of Hearts' "L'il Satan"

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 27/3/44; Kearney 22/5/44; Grenier 29/5/44; Assigned 524BS/379BG [WA-U] Kimbolton 12/6/44 LIL SATAN; returning from Toulouse flak hit blew off nose 25/6/44 with Karl Becker; Navigator: Bob Evans, Bombardier: Arthur Maataa (2 Killed in...

  • 43-37570

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 30/4/44; Kearney 11/5/44; Grenier 27/5/44; Assigned 379BG Kimbolton 4/6/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 10/7/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 6/10/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 9...

Missions

  • 438

    24 June 1944

  • 142

    25 June 1944
    From his mission list for the 385th/548th, this is mission #142. The target says "French Supply." He was on Peterson's Crew.

  • 443

    27 June 1944

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....

Events

Event Location Date
Born Raleigh, NC 12 January 1913

Son of John Hawkins and Mabel [Young] Andrews.

Enlisted 20 December 1941
Based Kimbolton 1944 – 1944

Assigned to 524BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF.

Discharged USAAF 12 March 1946

Honourable discharge.

Died Raleigh, NC 7 March 1999
Buried Oakwood Cemetery, Raleigh, NC 10 March 1999

Oakwood Cemetery
Raleigh,
Wake County, NC

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
25 June 2019 11:46:25 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, suffix, nickname, highest rank, biography, awards, events, place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/29100248
https://www.fold3.com/image/299228137
https://www.fold3.com/image/152972319?rec=152972348
https://www.fold3.com/record/43244133-alexander-b-andrews
https://www.fold3.com/record/620001161-alexander-andrews-1913
http://www.8thairforce.com/
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/44943172/alexander-boyd-andrews

Date Contributor Update
27 April 2017 17:42:20 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, service number, biography, unit associations and aircraft associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/29100248/?terms=Arthur%20Maatta

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:03:14 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

379th Bombardment Group Anthology, pg 311 / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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