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Oliver Arthur Andres Jr

Military

Oliver Andres served as a bombardier with the 334th Bomb Squadron of the 95th Bomb Group, out of Horham, England.

On 11 April 1944, his 21st birthday, Andres was flying in B-17 42-31835 on a mission to Rostock when the aircraft was hit by enemy fighters. Andres managed to bale out but his parachute failed him and he was killed.

Service

People

  • Delmar Miles

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 95th Bomb Group
    Shot down 11 April 1944 in B-17 #4231835. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 95th Bomb Group

    95th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 95th Bomb Group was the only Eighth Air Force Group to be awarded three Distinguished Unit Citations. The first, shared by all four Bomb Wing Groups, was for the bombing of an aircraft factory under intense enemy fire at Regensburg on 17 August...

  • 334th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-31835

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 24/12/43; Kearney 12/1/44; Slated 388BG, transferred 334BS/95BG [BG-A] Horham 3/2/44; 14m, Missing in Action Rostock 11/4/44 with Delmar Miles, Co-pilot: George Ralph, Navigator: John Loyd, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Sid...

Missions

Associated Place

  • Horham

    Military site : airfield
    Horham airfield was planned and built for RAF use, but handed over to the Eighth Air Force and used initially by the 47th Bomb Group. When they joined the Twelfth Air Force in January 1943, it became home to the B-26 Marauders of the 323rd Bomb Group....

Events

Event Location Date
Born Brooklyn, NY 11 April 1923

Son of Oliver A Sr and Edith K Andres.

Based Horham 1944 – 11 April 1944

Assigned to 334BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF.

Died Rostock, Germany 11 April 1944

Mission to Rostock, A/C hit by enemy fighters, baled out and chute failed KIA.

Buried Long Island National Cemetery East Farmingdale, Suffolk County, NY 1948

Long Island National Cemetery
East Farmingdale, Suffolk County, New York

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
26 April 2021 17:09:46 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, service number, events and person associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/29621497
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https://www.fold3.com/image/671164563
https://www.fold3.com/image/310770636
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/2607918/oliver-andres

Date Contributor Update
23 November 2016 11:09:59 Lucy May Changes to suffix, highest rank, biography and events
Sources

Brought in information from duplicate record. Source:
Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / http://95thbg.org/95th_db_pages/left_formation_code/gethonoroll.php

See also: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=andres&GSfn=oliver...

Date Contributor Update
30 November 2015 11:34:23 Al_Skiff Changes to firstname, biography, awards, events, unit associations, place associations and mission associations
Sources

AAM DB Entry - name corrected.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:20:44 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 3802 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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