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447thBS Lt Andrew Kingsley KIA 8 Jan.'44

Italy

Andrew Kingsley was a well-loved man by all, he was an original in the 321st BG Cadre' and was an S-2 Officer.   Lt Jim Bugbee and Lt Bob Spikes had a tent alone but since Andrew was an S-2 Officer, he was "safe" (so-to-speak) as in not flying Combat and so Bugbee and Spikes let him in as a tent-mate.  He was married and an absolutely wonderful all around person, in fact, Andrew wanted to be a Preacher when he returned from the War.

  Andrew flew an an OBSERVER in a Combat Mission on Thursday, 13 May 1943

 

 

A/C No.   41-12925 “Huckelberry Duck”

Grantham, Charles H. “Granny”, 1Lt

Ashley, Wilson S., 2Lt

None McCone, Walter G., 2Lt Kramer, Gilbert W., S/Sgt Anderson, Chester E., S/Sgt Draper, Ralph M., S/Sgt ANDREW L KINGSLEY., 2Lt (observer)
AND again on
Thursday, 20 May 1943 and Friday, 21 May 1943

 

 

He also wanted to fly COMBAT and trained as a Bombardier.

He flew 22, 25, 28 and 29 Sept.'43 as a Bombardier.

4, 5 and 8th of October, 1943

NOVEMBER; ____

DEC;  _____

January, 1944  KIA8 Jan. 1944

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FRIENDS;                                             Lt. Henry Stephenson's saddest Mission was on Jan. 8th, 1944, the Trevor/Briskey/Kingsley loss.  Edward Ennis, who flew many missions with "Stevie" in the "Front Seat" .........
This day Ed Ennis was aboard, manning the waist guns.  Stephenson and Trevor became separated from the group, but stayed together, lower to the water, but were singled out by a great number of enemy fighters..........
eventually loosing sight of each other.  On the Graham Trevor Loss, "Steve" (and Ed) made it back, landed, re-fueled and returned for the only sea-search Steve ever flew, looking for the Trevor Crew and ship #450.  Stephenson mourned the loss of his wingman and crew for all of his life.
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 ANDREW KINGSLEY WAS OUR 447th BOMB SIGHT MAINTENANCE OFFICER AND TENTMATE WITH SPIKES AND ME IN ITALY AND  WAS NOT REQUIRED TO FLY BUT HE WANTED TO GO ON A MISSION -- DID AND WAS SHOT DOWN ON A MISSION TO THE BALKANS.   I THINK IT WAS THE ONLY ONE HE WENT ON.  SPIKES AND I LEFT THE 447TH ABOUT ONE DAY LATER AND RETURNED TO THE ZI. I WENT THROUGH ANDREW'S STUFF AND BROUGHT EVERYTHING THAT WOULD BE OF INTEREST TO HIS WIFE WHEN I RETURNED.  I CALLED HER --- SHE LIVED IN NEWBURG, NY-- AND TRAVELED BY TRAIN FROM BALTIMORE TO NEWBURG AND SPENT ONE DAY WITH HER AND GAVE HER HIS DIARY.  I HAVE NO PICTURES OF HIM HERE IN HAWAII BUT I HAVE ONE PICTURE OF HIM IN AZ, SEATED  WEARING HIS LEATHER FLYING JACKET. WE UNDERSTOOD THAT HIS AIRPLANE WAS SHOT DOWN AND CRASHED AT SEA WITH NO SURVIVORS. ANDREW WAS A GOOD CATHOLIC, VERY RELIGIOUS AND WAS ALWAYS REFERED TO AS PADRE. HE WAS WELL LIKED BY EVERYONE. I LIKED HIM VERY MUCH.  I AM VERY SURPRISED TO LEARN THAT HE IS HONORED IN THE FLORENCE, ITALY CEMETARY. THAT'S GREAT!  PUTS THINGS RIGHT!

  "Capt. Jim Bugbee"  B-25 Combat Pilot.  23 July, 2013

Barbi Ennis Connolly 321st Bomb Group Historian PRINCESSBARBI_B25@msn.com

Lt Andrew Kingsley (KIA)

Italy

National WWII Memorial;  Andrew L Kingsley

NY U.S. Army Air Forces   

ABMC      Tablets of the Missing

 

Andrew L. Kingsley

    ID: O-854430
Entered the Service From: New York
Rank: First Lieutenant

Service: U.S. Army Air Forces, 447th Bomber Squadron, 321st Bomber Group, Medium

Died: Saturday, January 08, 1944
Memorialized at: Florence American Cemetery
Location: Via Cassia, Italy

Awards: Air Medal with 4 Oak Leaf Clusters

Barbi Ennis Connolly  PRINCESSBARBI_B25@msn.com  321st BG Historian in the 57th BW

 

 

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