Stephen Wallace Andrew

Military
Pilots of the 486th Fighter Squadron, 352nd Fighter Group, in front of P-47 Thunderbolt (PZ-R, serial number 42-8412), named "Sweetie" at Bodney air base in March 1944. Left to right, top row: Lieutenant Woodrow W. Anderson, Lieutenant Stanley G. Miles, Lieutenant Frank A. Cutler, Lieutenant Martin E. Corcoran, Lieutenant Donald Y. Whinnem. Left to right, middle row: Lieutenant-Colonel Luther H. Richmond, Captain Stephen W. Andrew, Lieutenant Thomas W. Colby, Lieutenant Henry J. Miklajyck, Captain Edward media-377046.jpg FRE 333 Pilots of the 486th Fighter Squadron, 352nd Fighter Group, in front of P-47 Thunderbolt (PZ-R, serial number 42-8412), named "Sweetie" at Bodney air base in March 1944. Left to right, top row: Lieutenant Woodrow W. Anderson, Lieutenant Stanley G. Miles, Lieutenant Frank A. Cutler, Lieutenant Martin E. Corcoran, Lieutenant Donald Y. Whinnem. Left to right, middle row: Lieutenant-Colonel Luther H. Richmond, Captain Stephen W. Andrew, Lieutenant Thomas W. Colby, Lieutenant Henry J. Miklajyck, Captain Edward J. Gignac, Lieutenant Alfred L. Marshall, Lieutenant Alton J. Wallace, Lieutenant Robert C. Frascotti, Lieutenant Donald H. Higgins, Major Willie O. Jackson. Left to right, front row: Lieutenant Lloyd A. Rauk, Lieutenant Warren H. Brashear, Captain Franklyn N. Green, Lieutenant Donald W. McKibben, Lieutenant Theodore P. Fahrenwald, Lieutenant Robert C. MacKean, Lieutenant Edwin L. Heller, Lieutenant Joseph L. Gerst. Roger Freeman Collection

Roger Freeman Photo.

Object Number - FRE 333 - Pilots of the 486th Fighter Squadron, 352nd Fighter Group, in front of P-47 Thunderbolt (PZ-R, serial number 42-8412), named "Sweetie" at Bodney air...

Assigned to 486FS, 352FG, 8AF USAAF. Credited with 9 air to air kills. Failed to Return (FTR) fighter sweep to Budapest, pulling clear of the target engine noted to be smoking, after which it quit. Lt Andrew belly landed and then sprinted clear allowing his colleagues to destroy the A/C. 2-Jul-44. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 6698.

Awards: AM (3OLC), POW, WWII Victory, EAME (2 x Battle Stars).

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Units served with

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: P-51 Mustang
  • Unit: 20th Fighter Group 352nd Fighter Group 486th Fighter Squadron 77th Fighter Squadron
A P-47 Thunderbolt (PZ-A, serial number 42-8699) nicknamed "Prairie Farme (Spirit of Los Angeles City College)" of the 352nd Fighter Group prpepares for take off at Wittering. Written on slide casing: 'PZ-A 28699 Cpt Andrews at Wittering.'
  • Aircraft Type: P-47 Thunderbolt
  • Nicknames: Prairie Farmer/Spirit of Los Angeles City College
  • Unit: 352nd Fighter Group 373rd Fighter Group 487th Fighter Squadron

Places

Aerial photograph of Bodney airfield, looking south east, the barrack sites are in the top centre of the image, 8 June 1945. Photograph taken by No. 542 Squadron, sortie number RAF/106G/UK/369. English Heritage (RAF Photography).
  • Site type: Airfield
  • Known as: Royal Air Force Bodney
  • Site type: Prisoner of war camp
  • Known as: Dulag Luft Grosstychow Dulag 12
  • Site type: Prisoner of war camp
  • Known as: Stalag Luft III, Sagan, Germany

Events

Event Location Date Description

Other

Promotion

Bodney, Thetford IP26, UK 5 May 1944 Promoted to Major.

Other

Prisoner of War (POW)

Zagan, Poland 2 July 1944 Prisoner of War (POW). Stalag Luft III.

Other

Shot down

Budapest, Hungary 2 July 1944 Failed to Return (FTR) fighter sweep to Budapest during FRANTIC Russia Shuttle Mission (June-July 1944), pulling clear of the target engine noted to be smoking, after which it quit. Lt Andrew belly landed and then sprinted clear allowing his colleagues to destroy the A/C. 2-Jul-44. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 6698.
Dallas, TX, USA

Based

Bodney 2 July 1944 Assigned to 486FS, 352FG, 8AF USAAF.

Revisions

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Sources

This edit was made by Marc Hamel, author and Assistant Historian, 352nd FG Association.

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Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 6698 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list / unit history

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