Frank E. McAndrews
Company C 1st Battalion 22nd Infantry
4th Infantry Division
Frank E. McAndrews was born in
Ohio on September 26, 1909. He was drafted into the Army on
October 10, 1942 at Cincinnati, Ohio. His home of residence was listed as Cincinnati, Ohio
and his civilian occupation was listed as Unskilled Occupations In Production Of Grain Mill Products.
He had completed grammar school and was single with no dependents.
(Note: In many accounts and records his last name is spelled McAndrew.)
PFC McAndrews was killed in action in France during 1st Battalion's attack against the Quineville ridge.
On the night of June 13, Company
C and 1st Battalion were in positions north of
Fontenay-sur-Mer, dug in for the night, in preparation for the attack against the ridge the next day.
Bill Di Dio, the nephew of James J. Puglia writes:
"My uncle shared a fox hole
with the other three men listed ( Joseph J. Garcarz, Frank B.
McAndrews, Stephen Pacholek) .
They came under heavy artillery fire from German 88's...when they inspected the damage the next morning, my uncle and
the three others were thought to be asleep, but an 88 landed nearby and the concussion killed all four...
there wasn't a scratch on any of them.
Frank E. McAndrews was buried
overseas and in 1948 his remains were returned to the United
aboard the United States Army Transport Lawrence Victory and he was interred in Ohio on May 26, 1948.
Obituary for Frank McAndrews published in the Cincinnati Enquirer on 23 May 1948
By ancestorsaremylife from Ancestry.com
Frank McAndrews was buried in
the temporary U.S. Military Cemetery,
Sainte Mere-Eglise #1 at Carentan, France and in 1948
his remains were returned to the United States
where he was reinterred in Ohio.
Saint Joseph New Cemetery
Plot: Section 17, Lot 24
Grave marker for Frank E. McAndrews
Photo by James (Jim) F. Kelly from the Find A Grave website
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