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First Name: Stephen

Last Name: Andrew

Birthplace: Girvin, SAS, CAN

Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)

Home of Record: Dallas, TX
Middle Name: W.

Date of Birth: 20 April 1914

Date of Death: 13 October 1973

Rank: Lieutenant Colonel

Years Served:
Stephen W. Andrew

•  World War II (1941 - 1945)
•  Korean War (1950 - 1953)


Stephen W. Andrew

Lieutenant Colonel, U. S. Army Air Forces

Silver Star

Stephen Andrew served in the Pacific Theater downing one enemy airplane in aerial combat in 1942, before returning to the United States to train in the P-47 Thunderbolt. Deploying then to England, he became an ACE and destroyed another 8 enemy aircraft in aerial combat, plus 6.5 more on the ground while strafing enemy airfields, before being forced down due to engine trouble and taken as a Prisoner of War on July 2, 1944. He left active duty in 1951 as a U.S. Air Force Lieutenant Colonel.

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 (Air Corps) Stephen Wallace Andrew (ASN: 0-429340), 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 damage plane while 5 miles from shore.

Awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross with four oak leaf clusters, and the Prisoner of War medal.

Origin of Nickname/Handle:

Texas WWII Exceptional Gallantry

Honoree ID: 316476   Created by: drjones46




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