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Richard James Andrews

Military

Assigned to 614BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. 29 x combat missions. ETD

Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

Post war: Remained in USAF, serving in Korean conflicts and rising to Lt Colonel.

Service

People

  • James Gruman

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 401st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 614BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. 29 x combat missions. ETD Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

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. ...

  • 401st Bomb Group

    401st Bomb Group

    Group
    The 401st Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Deenethorpe, Northamptonshire, from November 1943 to June 1945. Starting their missions at that time meant the focus was very much on the coming invasion attempt of France planned for the following...

  • 614th Bomb Squadron

Associated Place

  • Framlingham

    Military site : airfield
    Built for the Eighth Air Force from 1942 to 43, Framlingham was home first to the 95th Bomb Group, before that unit moved to RAF Alconbury. From 1943 to 1945, it was operated by the 390th Bomb Group. The airfield was handed back to the RAF in 1945, and...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Leominster, MA 9 November 1921

Son of John Joseph and Mary Elsie [Hart] Andrews.

Based Framlingham November 1943 – April 1945

Assigned to 614BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF.

Died Clear Lake City, TX 18 March 2013
Buried Forest Park Cemetery, Houston, Texas 21 March 2013

Forest Park Cemetery,
Houston, Texas

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
06 May 2019 13:06:38 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, nickname, service number, role, biography, events, person associations, unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/32159913
http://401bg.org/Main/History/Members/Details.aspx?ID=2410
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/107037605/richard-james-andrews

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:22:38 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Mighty Eighth Air Force Heritage Museum Membership List, July 2000, http://www.401bg.org/Main/History/Members/Details.aspx?ID=2410

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