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John Arthur Andrews


John A. Andrews entered the service on 08 October 1942 from Gainesville, Florida. He enlisted as a Private in the Air Corps. He had four years of high school, was Separated, without dependents and his civilian occupation was listed as: "Managers and officials, n.e.c.."
The Operation VARSITY, Serial A-8 orders list him as co-pilot of CG-4A, #43-2746?, Chalk #58; towed by C-47A #43-15493, Chalk #29. The tow ship was shot down; four crewmembers perished; the crew chief survived (MACR 13388).


Units served with

  • 437th Troop Carrier Group

    437th Troop Carrier Group

    Constituted as the 437th Troop Carrier Group on 15 April 1943, it was activated on 01 May 1943 in Dunnellon, FL. They trained with C-46 and C-47 aircraft for duty overseas with the Ninth Air Force. They moved to England during January and February of...

  • 84th Troop Carrier Squadron

Associated Place

  • Ramsbury

    Military site : airfield
    Planned as an RAF operational training station, Ramsbury was allocated while under construction to the Eighth Air Force as a transport base. Built during 1942, it had eventually three concrete runways, 28 pan and 24 loop hardstandings, and two T2...

  • Coulommiers

    Military site : airfield


Event Location Date
Born Florida, USA 19 September 1915
Died Florida, USA 19 January 1988


Date Contributor Update
03 June 2018 20:31:24 jaxticotribute Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, unit associations and place associations

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Mission Orders
MACR 13388