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Elvin E Andrews

Military

Elvin Andrews served as a bombardier with the Bomb Squadron of the 381st Bomb Group, flying missions out of Ridgewell, England, between April and August 1944.

Service

Units served with

  • 381st Bomb Group

    381st Bomb Group

    Group
    The 381st Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Ridgewell, Essex between June 1943 and April 1945. The Group was awarded two Distinguished Unit Citations, the first for bombing shipyards at Bremen, whilst under heavy attack, on 8 October 1943 and...

  • 535th Bomb Squadron

Associated Place

  • Ridgewell

    Military site : airfield
    Built during 1941-42 as an RAF bomber station, Ridgewell operated as a satellite to RAF Stradishall until May 1943. It had three concrete runways, initially 36 pan hardstandings, and two dispersed T2 hangars. Taken over by the Eighth Air Force in June...

Events

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:08:59 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

381st Bomb Group Memorial Association, March 1999 / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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