Placido B Andrade

Military

Object Number - UPL 36501 - Placido B. Andrade, top turret gunner assigned to 42-39972, "Our Buddy" of the 730th Bomb Squadron, 452nd Bomb Group awarded the Air Medal after 5th...

Placido was one of 5 sons of Placido and Diluvina Andrade, a 5-Blue Star Family from Los Angeles, CA. Placido and his brothers, Albert-USA, Leonard-USA, Alfred-USA, and Danny-USN, all served during World War II. Placido was an original crew member of 'Our Buddy' a B-17 of the 452nd Bomb Group and flew 30 aerial combat missions during the first half of 1944, including 2 missions on D-Day.

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Units served with

The insignia of the 452nd Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: US Strategic Air Forces 452nd Bomb Group
  • Highest Rank: Colonel
  • Role/Job: Commanding Officer

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Sunrise serenade
  • Unit: 452nd Bomb Group 730th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Rosalie Ann II
  • Unit: 45th Combat Bomb Wing 452nd Bomb Group 730th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: E-Rat-Icator
  • Unit: 452nd Bomb Group 730th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Our Buddy
  • Unit: 452nd Bomb Group 728th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Inside Curve
  • Unit: 452nd Bomb Group 730th Bomb Squadron

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Revisions

Date4 Jun 2019 03:56:03
Contributorjjandrade
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Source - Andrade Family.

Date23 Jan 2019 12:41:35
ContributorEmily
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Associated aircraft added to associated media by Andrade's relatives

Date26 Nov 2018 18:14:14
Contributorjjandrade
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Date26 Mar 2015 16:56:03
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Date27 Sep 2014 18:21:33
ContributorAAM
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Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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