|Birth: ||Oct. 7, 1917|
|Death: ||Apr. 20, 1944|
THE NEWS, NO DATE
TECH. SERGT. CHARLES W. ANDREWS, who was reported to be missing in action, now declared to be dead. A telegram officially declaring Tech. Sergt. as dead was received yesterday by Mrs. Annabelle L. Andrews, his wife. She was officially notified following the report that Sergt. Andrews was missing and that he had been aboard a transport which was sunk in the Mediterranean.
The War Department death notification indicated that a letter would follow, giving any further information which has been secured.
Sergt. Andrews as an airplane mechanic and crew chief on his plane. He was the son of Mrs. Mae Andrews, of Monrovia, and was employed at the Glenn L. Martin Company in Baltimore prior to his enlistment in January, 1941. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a two year old son and a brother, Sergt. Howard H. Andrews, also in the Air Corps, stationed in England.
THE NEWS, JUNE 21, 1944
Posthumous Citation is Received by Widow
Mrs. Annabelle (May) Andrews of Pearl, received from General H. H. Arnold a "Citation of Honor" for her husband, Technical Sergeant Charles A.(Sic) Andrews, who gave his life in the performance of his duty on April 20, 1944.
The citation was as follows:
He lived to bear his country's arms. He died to have its honor. He was a soldier,and he knew a soldier's duty. His sacrifice will help to keep aglow the flaming torch that lights our lives, that millions yet unborn may know the priceless joy of liberty. And we who pay him homage, and revere his memory, in solemn pride, rededicate ourselves to a complete fulfillment of the task for which he so gallantly has placed his life upon the altar of man's freedom.
T/Sgt. Andrews was in the Air Corps for nearly three years.
THE FREDERICK POST, FREDERICK, MD., THURSDAY MORNING, APRIL 8, 1943.
Sgt. Charles W. Andrews spent the past weekend with his wife and son at his home near Pearl. Sgt. Andrews is stationed at Fort Dix, New Jersey.
Mae M Andrews (1899 - 1993)
Note: Entered the service from Maryland.
North Africa American Cemetery and Memorial
Plot: Tablets of the Missing - Army
Maintained by: Cari Aiken
Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
Record added: Aug 06, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 56245339
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Member of 831st Bomb Squadron, 485th Bomb Group, USAAF. The Liberty ship he was aboard, SS Paul Hamilton, bound for Italy, was attacked by 23 German bombers off Algiers, Mediterranean Sea. It exploded and sank in 30 seconds with the loss of all aboard.|
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