Andrew Louis Addison

Military

Assigned to 349BS, 100BG, 8AF USAAF. Chas Peterson crew. Failed to Return Abbeville mission in B-17 43-37591; collided with another aircraft 5-Jun-44. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 5383.

Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

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Units served with

  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 100th Bomb Group 349th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: T-061159
  • Highest Rank: Flight Officer
  • Role/Job: Pilot

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Unit: 100th Bomb Group 349th Bomb Squadron

Missions

  • Date: 5 June 1944
  • Official Description: 629 Heavy Bombers attack 6 coastal defence installations in Cherbourg-Caen area and 8 in Pas de Calais area, along with 3 V-weapon sites and a railroad bridge. 6 Bombers are lost.

Places

  • Site type: Prisoner of war camp
  • Known as: Dulag Luft Grosstychow Dulag 12
  • Site type: Prisoner of war camp
  • Known as: Stalag Luft 4, Gross Tychow, Pomerania

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Uniontown, Alabama 29 December 1921 Son of Aussie Alonzo 'Lonnie' and Mary Lucinda 'Lucy' [McNeill] Addison.

Enlisted

New Orleans, LA 29 July 1942 New Orleans, Louisiana

Other

Baled out POW

East of Hardelot, France 5 June 1944 Failed to Return Abbeville mission in B-17 43-37591; collided with another aircraft 5-Jun-44. POW MACR 5383

Other

Prisoner of War (POW)

Tychowo, Poland 5 June 1944 Prisoner of War (POW). Stalag Luft IV.

Died

17 January 2015

Buried

Magnolia Cemetery Meridian, Lauderdale County, MS 21 January 2015 Magnolia Cemetery Meridian, Lauderdale County, Mississippi

Based

Prisoner of War (POW)

Thorpe Abbotts 5 June 1944 Assigned to 349BS, 100BG, 8AF USAAF.
New Orleans, LA

Revisions

Date19 Apr 2021 15:34:38
ContributorAl_Skiff
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Removed # from A/C serial No. to aid clarity and consistency.
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/141612859/andrew-l_-addison

Date18 Apr 2021 17:56:15
Contributorjmoore43
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Added punctuation to the "Summary biography" to aid clarity.

Date26 Apr 2020 20:11:57
Contributorjmoore43
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Added a "-" to the A/C serial number in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.

Date27 Sep 2014 18:03:43
ContributorAAM
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 5383 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database