Andrews, Frank Maxwell, Lt Gen

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Lieutenant General
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
M 1024-Pilot, Four-Engine Aircraft
Last AFSC Group
USAAF
Primary Unit
1941-1942, Caribbean Air Command
Service Years
1902 - 1943
Lieutenant General

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Home State
Tennessee
Tennessee
Year of Birth
1884
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Nashville, Tennessee
Last Address
Iceland

Date of Passing
May 03, 1943
 
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section 3, Grave 1883-A

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 Military Association Memberships
National Aviation Hall of FameIn the Line of DutyAir Force Memorial (AFM)
  1986, National Aviation Hall of Fame
  2014, In the Line of Duty
  2016, Air Force Memorial (AFM) [Verified] - Assoc. Page


 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
In Jan 1943 he had been named commander of all US Forces in the European Theater of Operations, replacing Gen. Eisenhower. He was killed in a plane crash in Iceland during an inspection tour. Andrews Field, MD, later AFB, now Joint Base Andrews, was named in his honor.

His other decorations included Commander of the Crown of Italy, Cruz Peruna de Aviacion of Peru, Order of the Sun of Peru, Order of Boyaca of Columbia (Grand Officer), Presidential Medal of Merit of Nicaragua, Order of Vasco Nunez de Balboa of Panama, El Sol del Peru (Grand Officer), and the Emblem of the Ejercito Argentino.
   
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Sources:
http://veterantributes.org/TributeDetail.php?recordID=391
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Maxwell_Andrews
http://www.arlingtoncemetery.net/fmandrew.htm
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=9116688
http://www.af.mil/information/heritage/spotlight.asp?id=123147548
http://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/factsheets/factsheet.asp?id=1065
http://www.nationalaviation.org/andrews-frank/
https://www.westpointaog.org/memorial-article?id=b7145397-b631-4564-983b-01e3c2217038
https://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/Visit/Museum-Exhibits/Fact-Sheets/Display/Article/196933/lt-gen-frank-m-andrews/
https://www.af.mil/News/Photos/igphoto/2000594885/
https://www.jba.af.mil/About-Us/Fact-Sheets/Display/Article/336388/lieutenant-general-frank-m-andrews/
https://www.af.mil/About-Us/Speeches-Archive/Display/Article/143986/a-proud-heritage-to-a-limitless-horizon/
   
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 Unit Assignments
US Army (USA)/US Military Academy West PointUS Army (USA)Aviation Section, Signal CorpsAviation Cadet Flight School
United States Army Air ServiceUnited States Army Air Corps (USAAC)United States Army Air Corps (USAAC)United States Army Air Corps (USAAC)
Caribbean Air Command
  1902-1906, US Army (USA)/US Military Academy West Point
  1906-1917, US Army (USA)
  1917-1918, Aviation Section, Signal Corps
  1918-1918, M 0273, Aviation Cadet Flight School
  1918-1926, United States Army Air Service
  1926-1941, 2, United States Army Air Corps (USAAC)
  1929-1932, United States Army Air Corps (USAAC)
  1932-1934, Army War College
  1934-1935, United States Army Air Corps (USAAC)
  1935-1939, United States Army Air Corps (USAAC)
  1941-1942, Caribbean Air Command
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1943 World War II
  1942-1943 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater
  1943-1943 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Air Offensive, Europe Campaign (1942-44)
 Colleges Attended 
United States Military AcademyCommand and General Staff CollegeArmy War College
  1902-1906, United States Military Academy
  1927-1928, Air Corps Tactical School
  1928-1929, Command and General Staff College
  1932-1933, Army War College
 My Aircraft/Missiles
B-12 Bomber  B-17 Flying Fortress  B-24 Liberator  
  1935-1936, B-12 Bomber
  1935-1943, B-17 Flying Fortress
  1943-1943, B-24 Liberator
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