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Aldridge, Andrew B.

Rank and Name, Staff Sergeant Andrew B. Aldridge.

Unit/placed in, 493rd Bomber Squadron, 7th Bomber Group (Heavy).

 

Andrew was born on Nov. 30, 1922 Los Angles, California.

Father, William J. Aldridge.

Mother, Velda M. (Harger) Aldridge.

Brother, Stanley and Max D. Aldridge.

Andrew entered the service from Los Angeles, California in Jan. 9, 1943 with servicenumber # 39275956.

 

Andrew’s crew-members and their position on-board the plane a B-24 were;

 

Major. Jack Bradford Pilot

2nd Lt. John J. McInerey Co Pilot

2nd Lt. Robert P. Colgan Navigator

2nd Lt. Ralph E. Hurd Jr. Bombardier

T/Sgt. Harry H. Harkins Engineer

T/Sgt John B. Weignand Radio Operator

S/Sgt. Charles W. Meitzler Asst. Engineer/Turret Gunner

S/Sgt. Andrew B. Aldridge Asst. Engineer/Right Waist Gunner

Corp. George M. Johnson Asst. Radio Operator/Left Waist Gunner

S/Sgt. John C. Sweet Tail Gunner

Andrew was KIA during the mission, they were attacked by several Japanese Fighters, an collided with a other plane and crashed near Myanmar, Burma, on Oct. 22, 1944, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Air Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal and the WWII Victory Medal.

 

Andrew is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial  Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.

Walls of the missing.

 

Thanks to http://www.cbi-history.com/part_vi_7th_bomb_gp-3.htm Jean Louis Vijgen, ABMC,  https://abmc.gov Info P.O.W.

Wes Injerd, Dwight Rider: http://www.mansell.com/pow-index.html

NavyLog, http://navylog.navymemorial.org Philippine Scouts Heritage Society, Sean Conjenos, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/

Familysearch.com, https://www.familysearch.org Navy Marines Info Geoffrey Roecker, https://missingmarines.com/ Medals Info, http://www.honorstates.org Website, https://hendrikswebdesign.nl/

 

493rd Bomber Squadron
7th Bomber Group
B-24
Airfield Kurmintola, India
Airial Gunner Clasp
C(hina) B(urma) I(ndia)
His rank Staff Sergeant

Mededeling

2019 collection

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Jean Louis Vijgen