PERSONALIA
 
Name:  Andrews, Arthur Ellis (Service number: J.25099)
Date of birth: July 4th, 1917 (Princeton/Maine, United States)
Date of death:  July 14th, 1984 (St. Stephen/New Brunswick, Canada)
Nationality:  Canadian
BIOGRAPHY: 
Arthur Ellis Andrews was born in Princeton, Maine, on July 4th, 1917. He was educated there and at State Normal School (1934-1937). Taught school in Surrey, Maine, 1937-1940 and LeGrange, Maine, January to November 1941. He also was a farmer in summertime between teaching sessions.

Andrews enlisted in Moncton March, 10th, 1942. After training he embarked from Canada on June 30th, 1943 and disembarked in Britain on July 7th, 1943. He was repatriated on September 26th, 1945 and was released from duty on November 7th, 1945.

Arthur Ellis Endrews died in St. Stephen, New Brunswick on July 14th, 1984.

Promotions:
August 29th, 1942: Leading Aircraftman;
October 20th, 1943: Flying Officer;
April 2nd, 1945: Flight Lieutenant.

Career:
March 10th, 1942: enlistment Moncton;
March 10th, 1942 - March 24th, 1942: leave without pay;
March 24th, 1942: No.5 Manning Depot, Lachine;
May 7th, 1942: No.5 Equipment Depot, Moncton;
July 4th, 1942: No.3 ITS, Victoriaville;
October 11th, 1942: No.4 EFTS, Windsor Mills;
December 5th, 1942: No.8 SFTS, Moncton;
April 10th, 1943: No.1 GRS;
June 26th, 1943: "Y" Depot;
June 27th, 1943: RAF overseas;
August 3rd, 1943: No.19 (P) AFU;
November 9th, 1943: No.81 OTU;
March 14th, 1944: No.1665 Heavy Conversion Unit;
July 27th, 1944 - August 5th, 1944: attached to Station Tarrant, Ruston;
August 16th, 1944: No.299 Squadron;
August 30th, 1944: No.620 Squadron;
June 10th, 1945: No.190 Squadron;
June 25th, 1945: Station Snaith, 25 June 1945;
July 10th, 1945 - July 17th, 1945: attached to No.1521 BAT Flight;
July 25th, 1945: No.422 Squadron.
     
DISTINGUISHED FLYING CROSS (DFC)
Rank: Flying Officer
Unit: No. 620 Squadron
Awarded on: 1945
Awarded for: Operation Market Garden
Action: Recommendation:
"Flying Officer Andrews participated in three sorties during the Arnhem operations. As captain of aircraft he towed a glider aircraft on the second day of the operation, and later he was engaged in delivering supplies. Intense and accurate gunfire was encountered and on one occasion Flying Officer Andrew's aircraft was severely damaged. The greater part of the rudder was shot away which made the aircraft extremely difficult to land. Nevertheless, Flying Officer Andrews, displaying outstanding resolution, finally landed successfully, without causing injury to his crew."
Details: Permission to wear the decoration was granted on May 15th, 1945.
 
     
MENTIONED IN DESPATCHES
Rank: Flight Lieutenant
Awarded on: January 1st, 1946
 
 
 
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Information source(s):   - Fourth Supplement to The London Gazette Issue 37080 published on the 11 May 1945
- Supplement to The London Gazette Issue 37407 published on the 28 December 1945
- Air Force Association of Canada
- Canadaian Forces Records and Family Records
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