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Andor F Kish

Military

Andor is from Franklin Boro, NJ. He enlisted August, 1942. He was assigned to MacDill Field/ Drew Field, Tampa, Florida. He was shipped out on the Queen Mary on Nov. 15, 1943 to Scotland and then to Matching, England. He was a member of the Franklin Miners semi-pro football team, which was well known at that time in northern NJ. As a switchboard operator and not a member of a bomber crew or fighter pilot, Andor still was important to the functions of the camp by making sure that dispatches and other forms of communication were routed to the correct places and people. Most importantly, Andor, served his country in time of need and with honor.

Service

Units served with

  • 391st Bomb Group

    391st Bomb Group

    Group
    "The heaviest losses sustained by the 391st Bombardment Group in a single operation occurred on 23 December 1944, after an attack on the railroad viaduct at Ahrweiler, Germany (11). Upon completion of the second bomb run, the formation was attacked by...

  • 364th Bomb Squadron
  • 573rd Bomb Squadron

Associated Place

  • Matching

    Military site : airfield
    Built in 1943 as an Eighth Air Force bomber base, Matching was transferred to the Ninth Air Force and first occupied in January 1944 by the 391st Bomb Group, equipped with B-26s. The station had three concrete runways, 50 loop hardstandings and two...

  • Asch

    Military site : airfield

  • St Trond

    Military site : airfield

  • Vitry-le-Francois

    Military site : airfield

  • Roye / Amy

    Military site : airfield

  • Reims / Champagne

    Military site : airfield

Events

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
24 April 2020 18:55:03 Michkis Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, unit associations and place associations
Sources

Sources are:
- Andor's photo album with places and dates of assignment written on the back cover.
- http://ww2troopships.com/ships/q/queenmary/cruiserecord1943.htm
- https://www.afhra.af.mil/Portals/16/documents/Studies/101-150/AFD-090529...
- http://www.controltowers.co.uk/M/Matching.htm
- Honorable Discharge paper
- Enlisted Record and Report of Separation Honorable Discharge paper

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