Richard Jose Andrino

Military ROLL OF HONOUR

Object Number - UPL 48379 - Lt's Richard Andrino and Orvil Burwell, 356FG.

Assigned to 360FS, 356FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) area support mission to Bonn in P-51 44-15307. Chasing a Fw190 at low level in the vicinity of Bonn, Germany when the E/A pulled up and over a small copse of trees, following closely, A/C hit trees and ploughed in, disintegrating. 25-Dec-44. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 11455.

Awards: PH.

Many years later, his friend and fellow 360th Fighter Squadron pilot Ed Nebinger wrote in his memoir that 'every Christmas day, as we sit down to our Christmas dinner, we fill a wine glass and drink a quiet toast to those who are no longer with us. Andy is one of those who is very much in our minds.'

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Units served with

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 356th Fighter Group 360th Fighter Squadron 3rd Gunnery & Tow Target Flight
  • Service Numbers: 19166967 / O-711944
  • Highest Rank: Captain
  • Role/Job: Fighter pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 356th Fighter Group 360th Fighter Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 333153 & O-710961
  • Highest Rank: Captain
  • Role/Job: Fighter Pilot, Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 356th Fighter Group 360th Fighter Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-818410
  • Highest Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
  • Role/Job: Fighter Pilot

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: P-51 Mustang
  • Unit: 356th Fighter Group 360th Fighter Squadron

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Died

Bonn, Germany 1944-12-25 Failed to Return (FTR) area support mission to Bonn in P-51 44-15307. Chasing a Fw190 at low level in the vicinity of Bonn, Germany when the E/A pulled up and over a small copse of trees, following closely, A/C hit trees and ploughed in, disintegrating. 25-Dec-44. Pilot 1st Lt Richard J Andrino Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 11455.

Other

Assigned

Martlesham Heath, Martlesham, Ipswich, UK 1944-08-20 - 1944-12-25 Assigned to 360FS, 356FG, 8AF USAAF.

Other

Promotion

Martlesham Heath, Martlesham, Ipswich, UK Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.

Born

Stanislaus County, CA, USA 1924-01-10 Son of Esteban Pinuela and Elizabeth A Andrino.

Buried

Turlock Memorial Park Turlock Stanislaus County CA Turlock Memorial Park Turlock Stanislaus County California, USA.

Enlisted

Stockton Field, 2498 Boulevard Del Campo, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, USA 1942-10-12 Stockton Field, California

Revisions

Date1 Mar 2018 16:32:01
ContributorLucy May
Sources

'Lady Doreen' by Edward M Nebinger, a memoir of his wartime experiences as a fighter pilot with the 356th Fighter Group, published in 2013. Quote from page 336.

Date19 Aug 2015 15:01:54
ContributorLucyd
Sources

Combined two entries into a single entry. Record includes information from the following sources:
MACR 11455 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database
http://www.fold3.com/image/46700290/
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Andrino&GSfn=Rich…;

Date27 Sep 2014 18:22:38
ContributorAAM
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 11455 / Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

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