Andrews, Stanley Overton, Lt Col

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Lieutenant Colonel
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
1021A-Pilot
Last AFSC Group
Aircrew
Primary Unit
1961-1963, Air Force Communications Service (AFCS)
Service Years
1941 - 1963
Lieutenant Colonel

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Home State
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
Year of Birth
1920
 
This Military Service Page was created/owned by SSgt Robert Bruce McClelland, Jr. to remember Andrews, Stanley Overton, Lt Col USAF(Ret).

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Contact Info
Home Town
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Last Address
Colorado Springs, Colorado

Date of Passing
Sep 07, 2012
 
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

Commander Air Force Retired AAFTTC Instructor


 Unofficial Badges 

US Army Honorable Discharge Cold War Medal


 Military Association Memberships
American Fighter Aces AssociationAir Force Memorial (AFM)
  2015, American Fighter Aces Association
  2015, Air Force Memorial (AFM) [Verified] - Assoc. Page


 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Before enlisting, he attended Florida Military Academy and St. Petersburg Jr. College.
He shot down 6 enemy aircraft in the Pacific Theater in WWII.
His body was cremated and his ashes were scattered.

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 Second Lieutenant (Air Corps) Stanley O. Andrews (ASN: 0-659791), United States Army Air Forces, for gallantry in action against the enemy while serving as a Pilot with the 39th Fighter Squadron, 35th Fighter Group, FIFTH Air Force, in action near Buna, New Guinea, on 27 December 1942. Lieutenant Andrews was a member of a flight of four P-38 airplanes which engaged a flight of three enemy aircraft near Buna, New Guinea, and destroyed all of them. Lieutenant Andrews personally destroyed one of the enemy airplanes.

General Orders: Headquarters, V Fighter Command, General Orders No. 2 (January 24, 1943)

Action Date: December 27, 1942

Service: Army Air Forces

Rank: Second Lieutenant

Company: 39th Fighter Squadron

Regiment: 35th Fighter Group

Division: 5th Air Force

   
Other Comments:
Sources:
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=97014280
http://veterantributes.org/TributeDetail.php?recordID=669
http://cobraintheclouds.com/obituaries.html
http://valor.militarytimes.com/recipient.php?recipientid=45476
http://www.cieldegloire.com/fg_035.php
   
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 Unit Assignments
Aviation Cadet Flight School83rd Fighter Squadron78th Fighter Group39th Fighter Squadron  - Cobra In The Clouds
35th Fighter GroupUnited States Army Air Forces (USAAF)69th Fighter SquadronUS Air Force
Air Force Reserve Command 506th Strategic Fighter Wing306th Bombardment Wing, MediumUnited States Pacific Air Forces (PACAF)
Air Force Communications Service (AFCS)
  1941-1942, AAF MOS 770, Aviation Cadet Flight School
  1942-1942, AAF MOS 1056, 83rd Fighter Squadron
  1942-1942, AAF MOS 1056, 78th Fighter Group
  1942-1943, AAF MOS 1056, 39th Fighter Squadron - Cobra In The Clouds
  1942-1943, AAF MOS 1056, 35th Fighter Group
  1943-1945, AAF MOS 1056, USAAF Flying Training Command
  1945-1945, AAF MOS 1056, 39th Fighter Squadron - Cobra In The Clouds
  1945-1945, AAF MOS 1065, 69th Fighter Squadron
  1945-1945, AAF MOS 1055, 58th Fighter Group
  1947-1948, Air Force Reserve Command
  1952-1953, AAF MOS 1055, 27th Fighter Escort Wing
  1953-1955, AAF MOS 1055, 506th Strategic Fighter Wing
  1955-1957, 1021A, 506th Strategic Fighter Wing
  1957-1958, 306th Bombardment Wing, Medium
  1958-1961, United States Pacific Air Forces (PACAF)
  1961-1963, Air Force Communications Service (AFCS)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1945 World War II
  1942-1942 World War II/Asian-Pacific Theater
  1942-1943 World War II/Asian-Pacific Theater/Air Offensive Campaign Japan (1942-45)
  1942-1943 World War II/Asian-Pacific Theater/Papua Campaign (1942-43)
  1943-1943 World War II/Asian-Pacific Theater/New Guinea Campaign (1943-44)
  1945-1945 World War II/Asian-Pacific Theater/Air Offensive Campaign Japan (1942-45)
  1945-1945 World War II/Asian-Pacific Theater/Ryukyus Campaign (1945)
  1945-1945 World War II/Asian-Pacific Theater/Western Pacific Campaign (1944-45)
  1945-1945 World War II/Asian-Pacific Theater/Leyte Campaign (1944-45)
  1945-1945 World War II/Asian-Pacific Theater/Luzon Campaign (1944-45)
  1945-1945 World War II/Asian-Pacific Theater/Southern Philippines Campaign (1945)
  1945-1945 World War II/China-India-Burma Theater/China Offensive Campaign (1945)
  1950-1953 Korean War
 Colleges Attended 
St. Petersburg College
  1939-1941, St. Petersburg College
 My Aircraft/Missiles
P-39 Airacobra  P-38 Lightning (Forked Tail Devil)  P-47 Thunderbolt (Jug)  P-51/F-51 Mustang  
F-84 Thunderjet  KB-29P Tanker  B-47 Stratojet  KC-97 Stratotanker  
  1942-1943, P-39 Airacobra
  1942-1945, P-38 Lightning (Forked Tail Devil)
  1945-1945, P-47 Thunderbolt (Jug)
  1945-1945, P-51/F-51 Mustang
  1952-1955, F-84 Thunderjet
  1954-1955, KB-29P Tanker
  1957-1958, B-47 Stratojet
  1957-1958, KC-97 Stratotanker
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