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Stanley Andrews



Bronx, New York, USA

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October 20, 1948, 17 Tishre, Iraq Sueidan

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Stanley Andrews was born in the Bronx, NY, on April 13, 1923. He graduated from the College of the City of New York (CCNY) and served during World War II as a pilot in the US Air Force in the Pacific theater. He was awarded several decorations and attained the rank of captain. After the war he moved to Los Angeles where he studied art. Although he did not have a Jewish education, Israel's battle for independence affected him deeply and he volunteered for the Israel Air Force. His unit's battles contributed much to Israel's successes in June 1948. During the First Truce he served as liaison officer to the UNTSO. After the truce he returned to combat duty and flew many effective fighter-bomber missions against the Egyptians. On October 20, 1948, his plane was hit by ground-fire during an attack on the Taggart Fortress at Iraq Sueidan. He was either killed in the crash or landed safely and was killed by the Arabs on the ground. Together with him in the plane were Leonard Fitchett (also listed on the AACI Memorial) and Dov Sugarman, an Englishman.
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