671st BS Patch

416th Bombardment Group (L)

1st Lt. Harold D. "Dave" Andrews

Pilot, 671st B.S.

 

Photo and Document Collection

WWII-Medal

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416th Bomb Group
Aviation Cadet Harold D. "Dave" Andrews
Aviation Cadet Harold D. "Dave" Andrews
Aviation Cadet Harold D. "Dave" Andrews
Jackie Andrews, Wife of Harold D. Andrews Jr. (Dave)
Apr 10, 1944
A-20G-25-DO, 43-9219, 5C-D
"Desperate Ambrose". Lt. "Dave" Andrews purposely ran A/C into the soft dirt to stop it after loosing hydraulics from flak damage.
Mission 10
Apr 10, 1944
A-20G-25-DO, 43-9219, 5C-D
"Desperate Ambrose". Lt. "Dave" Andrews purposely ran A/C into the soft dirt to stop it after loosing hydraulics from flak damage.
Mission 10
Apr 10, 1944
Mission 10, BOIS DE HUIT RUES
A-20G-25-DO, 43-9219
A/C on right is 671st Bomb Sq. "Desperate Ambrose", (name "Jackie" written in chalk on this photo). Dave Andrews pilot, Wethersfield, April 1944
A-20G-25-DO, 43-9219
A/C on right is 671st Bomb Sq. "Desperate Ambrose", (name "Jackie" written in chalk on this photo). Dave Andrews pilot, Wethersfield, April 1944
A-20G-25-DO named "Jackie"
A-20G-25-DO named "Jackie"
Mission 114 strike photo, 5-Aug-1944
Mission 114 strike photo, 5-Aug-1944
Mission 114 Route Plan, 5-Aug-1944
Mission 114 Route Plan, 5-Aug-1944
Mission 149, 29-Sep-1944



Dave's Flight Records
Sept. 13, 1942 to Nov. 15, 1942
Nov., Dec. (42) Jan., 1943
January 26 to March 25, 1943
March, 1943
April, 1943
May, 1943, Page 1
May, 1943, Page 2
June, 1943, Page 1
June, 1943, Page 2
July, 1943
August, 1943, Page 1
August, 1943, Page 2
September, 1943
October, 1943
November, 1943
December, 1943
January, 1944
February, 1944
March, 1944
April, 1944
May, 1944, Page 1
May, 1944, Page 2
June, 1944
July, 1944
August, 1944
September, 1944
October, 1944
November, 1944
December, 1944
January, 1945
February, 1945
March, 1945
April, 1945
May, 1945
June, 1945
July, 1945
August, 1945
September, 1945
Mission Summary
 
 



Post WWII
Dave and his son David
Dave Andrews Photo, Wings and Air Medal
1981 671st Bomb Squadron Reunion
 
Dave explains how he landed his damaged A-20 after the hydraulics were gone
Flak damage to his hydraulic line was sustained on Mission 10 (10-Apr-1944) while fllying directly behind Lt. Cramsie who lost an engine in the barrage. Andrews pulled up to position 3 in the lead flight when Cramsie fell out of the formation
Flak damage to his hydraulic line was sustained on Mission 10 (10-Apr-1944) while fllying directly behind Lt. Cramsie who lost an engine in the barrage. Andrews pulled up to position 3 in the lead flight when Cramsie fell out of the formation
UTAH BEACH, FRANCE - JUNE 05: D-Day veteran Dave Andrews, 91, who was a U.S. Army Air Corps bomber pilot in a Douglas A-20 Havoc twin engine attack bomber, attacked a German rail depot near Rouen during the D-Day invasion and is from Auburn, Maine, attends the U.S. D-Day Ceremony on June 5, 2014 at Utah Beach, France. Friday the 6th of June is the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings that saw 156,000 troops from the Allied countries, including the United Kingdom and the United States, join forces to launch an audacious attack on the beaches of Normandy, these assaults are credited with the eventual defeat of Nazi Germany. A series of events commemorating the 70th anniversary are planned for the week with many heads of state travelling to the famous beaches to pay their respects to those who lost their lives.
(Photo by Sean Gallup. Copyright 2015 Getty Images)
 
Taken at Domfront overlooking the Mission 78 (15-Jun-1944) target area
Dave at Place Saint-Julien in Domfront, France, Sunday, June 8th, 2014. Lionel Letendre invited Dave to visit so Dave could overlook the Mission # 78 (15-Jun-1944) - Domfront, France target area.
(Photo courtesy of Lionel Letendre)
Dave and Local resident and researcher Lionel Letendre during Dave's visit in Domfront.
(Photo courtesy of Lionel Letendre)
Dave Andreww, Domfront, France with Mission 78 (15-Jun-1944) overlay
(Photo courtesy of Lionel Letendre)
Dave Andrews at Mission 78 (15-Jun-1944) target overlook, Domfront, France
(Photo courtesy of Lionel Letendre)
Dave Andrews at Mission 78 (15-Jun-1944) target overlook, Domfront, France
(Photo courtesy of Lionel Letendre)
Wayne Sayles (left) and Dave Andrews at the 2014 416th Bomb Group Reunion, Indianapolis, IN, September 4-6, 2014
2014 416th Bomb Group Reunion, Indianapolis, IN, September 4-6, 2014
Front row L-R - Bob Kehres, Wayne Downing, Ralph Conte, Dave Andrews
Back row L-R - Joe Meagher, Bob Basnett, Roland Dullnig
 
 
 
 
 
 



2013 Trip to Wethersfield, England
Dave at American Air Museum, Duxford, England
Dave Andrews with Ministry of Defense Police glider training personnel at Wethersfield
Dave Andrews, Stephanie Andrews and Ross Stewart in a WWII 671st B.S. bomb shelter at Wethersfield
Dave Andrews, Stephanie Andrews and Ross Stewart in the WWII 671st B.S. personnel quarters area at Wethersfield
Dave signing the Minstry of Defense guest book at Wethersfield
671st Bomb Squadron pilot Harold D. (Dave) Andrews is spending D-Day 2013 in Normandy, having just visited the village of Serqueux, France which was the target of a mission he flew on June 6, 1944. Dave, with the able assistance of his son David and Grandaughter Stephanie, spent two days earlier this week at Wethersfield, revisiting the base from which he flew that historic mission. Dave's reception by the Ministry of Defense Police and Guarding Agency, current tenants of the base, was nothing short of extraordinary. He and family were personally guided throughout the base and on side trips to Cambridge American Cemetery (Madingley) and Duxford Imperial War Museum by retired Chief Inspector and Wethersfield Historian Ross Stewart. The attached photo is shared by David Andrews. MDPGA Constable John Capon presented Dave with a stunning personalized memento of his visit with Ross and Stephanie witnessing. The entire 416th extended family offers its heartfelt thanks to Ross Stewart and MDPGA for this caring attention.
Ross Stewart, Dave Andrews and Stephanie Andrews standing before the Wall of the Missing at Cambridge American Cemetery
Crosses at Cambridge American Cemetery
Dave Andrews, Stephanie Andrews and Ross Stewart vist graves of fallen 416th members at Cambridge American Cemetery
Ross Stewart And Dave Andrews at the Wall of the Missing in Cambridge, Ross points to the name of Lt. Arthur Raines who was lost on Mission 10.
Stephanie Andrews, Dave Andrews and Ross Stewart entering the Cambridge American Cemetery
Ross Stewart, David Andrews, Dave Andrews and Stephanie Andrews before B-24 at American Air Museum, Duxford




See also:
View video interviews with Dave Andrews by Wayne Sayles
Relating the ordeal of Lt. William H. Palin, (D-Day Mission 68)
On Francis De Mand, (Mission 149), taped March, 2012, Atlanta, GA.

Visit www.witnesstowar.org,
Enter "Dave Andrews" (no quotes) in the "Search for" field to view 9 video interviews.

"Precious Letters" article on war-time letters between Dave and Jackie Andrews,
written by Wayne G. Sayles Web Page or PDF File.


See also On-line article "70e anniversaire de la libération de Domfront"
(70th Anniversary Liberation of Domfront), August 14, 2014, by Lionel Letendre.

(Article is in French. Includes a description of the liberation, civilian casualties memorial,
photos, documents, and analysis and testimonies of the June, 1944 bombing raids).