Andrew Kendall “Andy” Duke

Andrew Kendall “Andy” Duke

Birth
Death 9 Aug 1943 (aged 20)
Biboohra, Mareeba Shire, Queensland, Australia
Burial Oxford, Lafayette County, Mississippi, USA
Plot St. Peter's, Section 2
Memorial ID 69148244 · View Source
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Miss. 2nd Lt., Air Corps, WW II


Per Missing Air Crew Report 15853:

2nd Lt. Duke was a member of the 431st Fighter Squadron, 475th Fighter Group.

He was attempting a single engine landing at a Bomber Strip at Mareeba, Queensland, Australia. His engine was feathered. The belly tanks were not dropped. When the wheels were lowered, the plane began to lose altitude and crashed 5 miles north of Mareeba at Biboohra at 1605, August 9 1943. Cause of death was multiple internal injuries and cremation. He was initially buried at the US Cemetery at Townsville, Queensland, Australia. He was reinterred in Mississippi in 1948.



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  • Created by: Irma Hale
  • Added: 30 Apr 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 69148244
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Andrew Kendall “Andy” Duke (10 Nov 1922–9 Aug 1943), Find A Grave Memorial no. 69148244, citing Oxford Memorial Cemetery, Oxford, Lafayette County, Mississippi, USA ; Maintained by Irma Hale (contributor 46516795) .