PERSONALIA
 
Name:  Andrews, John A.C. (Service number: 0-353575.)
Date of birth: Unknown
Nationality:  American
     
AIR MEDAL (AM)
Awarded on: 1944
Details: General Orders Nr. 98, Headquarters XII TAC (1944).
 
     
AIR MEDAL (AM)
Awarded on: 1944
Details: Second Air Medal received in the form of a bronze oak leaf cluster to be worn on the ribbon of the first Air Medal.
 
     
AIR MEDAL (AM)
Rank: 1st Lieutenant
Unit: 315th Fighter Squadron, 324th Fighter Group (315th Fighter Squadron, 324th Fighter Group)
Awarded on: October 30th, 1944
Action: Citation:
"For meritorious achievement while participating in aerial flight as pilot of a P-47 type aircraft. On 15 August 1944, Lt. Andrews, displaying outstanding courage and flying ability, led a flight of four P-47's in a dive bombing attack on enemy gun positions near San Raphael, France. Despite intense and accurate anti-aircraft fire, all bombs were accurately placed in the target area, effectively silencing the gun positions. The outstanding leadership, skill and determination displayed byLieutenant Andrews on this mission reflects great credit upon himself and the Armed Forces of the United States.
Details: At the time of the awarding, John Andrews was missing in action.
Third Air Medal awarded in the form of a second bronze oak leaf cluster to be worn on the ribbon of the first Air Medal.
 
     
AIR MEDAL (AM)
Rank: 1st Lieutenant
Unit: 315th Fighter Squadron, 324th Fighter Group (315th Fighter Squadron, 324th Fighter Group)
Awarded on: October 30th, 1944
Action: Citation:
"For meritorious achievement while participating in aerial flight as pilot of a P-47 type aircraft. On 8 September 1944, Lt. Andrews displaying outstanding courage and flying ablity, led a flight of four P-47's in a series of attacks on enemy locomotives near Belfort, France. Dispite intens and accurate anti-aircraft fire, four locomotives were destroyed and much rolling stock damaged. The outstanding leadership, accuracy and determination displayed by Lt. Andrews on this mission reflect great credit upon himself and the Armed Forces of the United States."
Details: At the time of the awarding, John Andrews was missing in action.
Fourth Air Medal awarded in the form of a third bronze oak leaf cluster to be worn on the ribbon of the first Air Medal.
 
 
 
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Information source(s):   - General Orders Nr. 61, Headquarters XII Tactical Air Command, 30 October 1944
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