Andrew, Stephen Wallace, Lt Col

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Lieutenant Colonel
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
AAF MOS 1055-Pilot, Single-Engine Fighter
Last AFSC Group
Pilot (Officer)
Primary Unit
1950-1951, 12th Air Base Group
Service Years
1935 - 1951
Officer Collar Insignia
Lieutenant Colonel

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Home Country
Canada
Canada
Year of Birth
1914
 
This Military Service Page was created/owned by SSgt Robert Bruce McClelland, Jr. to remember Andrew, Stephen Wallace, Lt Col.

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Contact Info
Home Town
Dallas, Texas
Last Address
Los Angeles, California

Date of Passing
Oct 13, 1973
 
Location of Interment
Lompoc Evergreen Cemetery - Lompoc, California
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

Air Force Commander


 Unofficial Badges 

US Air Force Honorable Discharge US Army Honorable Discharge Cold War Medal Air Ace

American Fighter Aces Congressional Gold Medal


 Military Association Memberships
American Fighter Aces Association
  2015, American Fighter Aces Association


 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
He flew 134 combat missions in the Pacific and Europe, destroying 9 enemy aircraft in the air (1 Japanese, 8 German) plus 1 damaged, and 6.5 on the ground.

His Silver Star citation:
Awarded for actions during World War II
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star to Captain Stephen W. Andrew, United States Army Air Forces, for gallantry in action against the enemy while serving as Pilot of a Fighter Airplane of the 7th Fighter Squadron, 49th Fighter Group, FIFTH Air Force, in action in the Darwin Area, Northern Territory, Australia, on 27 April 1942. On that date, Lieutenant Andrew shot down one enemy Zero and parachuted from his own damaged plane while 5 miles from shore.

Action Date: April 27, 1942

Service: Army Air Forces

Rank: Captain

Company: 7th Fighter Squadron

Regiment: 49th Fighter Group

Division: 5th Air Force

   
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Sources:
http://veterantributes.org/TributeDetail.php?recordID=642
http://valor.militarytimes.com/recipient.php?recipientid=45471
http://www.cieldegloire.com/014_andrew_s_w.php
http://www.cieldegloire.com/fg_352.php
http://www.cieldegloire.com/fg_049.php
https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=151690450


 
   
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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
US Army (USA)450th Bombardment Wing49th Fighter Group7th Fighter Squadron  - Screamin' Demons
326th Fighter Squadron486th Fighter SquadronPOW GermanyAir Force Bases/ Installations
127th WingSecond Air Force (2nd Air Force)56th Fighter WingUS Air Force
93rd Bombardment Squadron, Very HeavyAir Base Units
  1935-1941, US Army (USA)
  1941-1941, AAF MOS 770, 450th Bombardment Wing
  1941-1942, AAF MOS 1055, 49th Fighter Group
  1942-1942, AAF MOS 1055, 7th Fighter Squadron - Screamin' Demons
  1942-1943, AAF MOS 1055, 326th Fighter Squadron
  1943-1944, AAF MOS 1055, 486th Fighter Squadron
  1943-1944, AAF MOS 1055, 352nd Fighter Group
  1944-1945, POW Germany
  1945-1946, AAF MOS 1055, 37th Flying Training Wing (Staff)
  1946-1946, 127th Wing
  1946-1947, Second Air Force (2nd Air Force)
  1947-1947, AAF MOS 2121, 56th Fighter Wing
  1948-1949, AAF MOS 2121, March Air Force Base
  1949-1950, AAF MOS 9310, 93rd Bombardment Squadron, Very Heavy
  1950-1951, 12th Air Base Group
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1943 World War II/Asian-Pacific Theater/Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)
  1943-1943 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Air Offensive, Europe Campaign (1942-44)
  1944-1944 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Northern France Campaign (1944)
  1944-1944 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Rhineland Campaign (1944-45)
 My Aircraft/Missiles
P-40 Warhawk/Kittyhawk  P-47 Thunderbolt (Jug)  P-51/F-51 Mustang  
  1942-1942, P-40 Warhawk/Kittyhawk
  1943-1944, P-47 Thunderbolt (Jug)
  1944-1944, P-51/F-51 Mustang
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