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Andrew Louis Addison


Assigned to 349BS, 100BG, 8AF USAAF. Chas Peterson crew. Failed to Return Abbeville mission in B-17 43-37591; collided with another aircraft 5-Jun-44. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 5383

Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.



  • Charles Petersen

    Military | Flight Officer | Pilot | 100th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 349BS, 100BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return Abbeville mission in B-17 43-37591; collided with another aircraft 5-Jun-44. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 538 Awards: PH.

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Units served with

  • 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. ...

  • 100th Bomb Group

    100th Bomb Group

    "The Bloody Hundredth", so-called because of a reputation for losing a high number aircraft and crews, flew B-17s from Thorpe Abbotts, Norfolk. Their losses were not the highest of any Eighth Air Force Group but on several occasions the Group lost many...

  • 349th Bomb Squadron


  • 43-37591

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 2/5/44; Hunter 2/5/44; Dow Fd 24/5/44; Assigned 349BS/100BG [XR- ] Thorpe Abbotts 27/5/44; Missing in Action Abbeville 5/6/44 with Chas Peterson, Co-pilot: Jim Keefe, Navigator: Elmer Vishion, Bombardier: Jim Jones, Flight engineer...


  • 392

    5 June 1944

Associated Place

  • Thorpe Abbotts

    Military site : airfield
    Home of the 'Bloody Hundredth’, a Bomb Group with a reputation for high casualty rates, Thorpe Abbotts was under USAAF control from June 1943 to the end of the war. Some of the airfield survives today, and the control tower houses the 100th Bomb Group...

  • Stalag Luft IV

    Other location

  • Dulag Luft 12

    Other location


Event Location Date
Born Uniontown, Alabama 29 December 1921

Son of Aussie Alonzo 'Lonnie' and Mary Lucinda 'Lucy' [McNeill] Addison.

Lived in New Orleans, LA 1942

New Orleans, Louisiana

Enlisted New Orleans, LA 29 July 1942

New Orleans, Louisiana

Based Thorpe Abbotts 1944 – 5 June 1944

Assigned to 349BS, 100BG, 8AF USAAF.

Baled out POW East of Hardelot, France 5 June 1944

Failed to Return Abbeville mission in B-17 43-37591; collided with another aircraft 5-Jun-44. POW MACR 5383

Prisoner of War (POW) Tychowo, Poland 5 June 1944 – May 1945

Prisoner of War (POW). Stalag Luft IV.

Died 17 January 2015
Buried Magnolia Cemetery, Meridian, Lauderdale County, MS 21 January 2015

Magnolia Cemetery
Meridian, Lauderdale County, Mississippi


Date Contributor Update
06 June 2020 17:37:12 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, service number, role, biography, awards, events, unit associations, place associations and mission associations

Date Contributor Update
26 April 2020 20:11:57 jmoore43 Changes to biography

Added a "-" to the A/C serial number in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:03:43 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 5383 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database