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Herbert W Andrews (back, 4th from right) with crew of the B-17G "Little Mommy"



  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 490th Bomb Group

    490th Bomb Group

    The 490th Bomb Group, like the 486th and 487th Bomb Groups transitioned from flying B-24 Liberators to B-17 Flying Fortresses, which were used in combat missions from late August 1944. Based at Eye, Suffolk, the Group were focused in the early months...

  • 848th Bomb Squadron


  • Herbert Andrews

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Radar Operator
    Herbert W. Andrews, of Mt. Olive, NC, arrived in Eye, England on June 5, 1944, and served as a radar operator in a B-17G of the 848th BS in the 490th BG. He received the Air Medal while taking part in the last 8th Air Force attacks on Nazi airfields...


Date Contributor Update
03 January 2019 20:22:09 William Andrews Changes to caption

William Andrews

Date Contributor Update
03 January 2019 20:20:39 William Andrews Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations and person associations

William Andrews