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1st Lt Andrew R. Peterson
722nd Squadron




September 1943



Aviation Cadet
San Antonio
Class 43-H



Casper, Wyoming - 1943
Left to right: Andrew Peterson, Marvin Schirmacher(kneeling) and Bill Christian.



Manduria - 1999
Andy by the 450th Memorial Plaque





Missions Flown



Not Re: Missions Flown from Andy



Radio Log - 18 April 1944



Flight Performance Record - 1 May 1944



12 July 1944 Mission

JULY 12, 1944

 

S E C R E T

 

BRIEFING: 0445

START ENG: 0545

TAKE OFF: 0600

RENDY: 450TH AND 98TH OVER SAN VITO, 450TH ALTITUDE 7,000 FEET

AT 0710 BAKER. KEY POINT ALTITUDE 18,000 FEET AT 1002 BAKER.

TARGET TIME: 1038 BAKER 20,000' ON 298 TRUE.

RALLY: RIGHT

RECALL: BANKER

BOMBER FIGHTER V H F CHANNELL ABLE, INTER GROUP CHANNEL BAKER.

CALL FLARE

449TH PLAY FAIR 1 YELLOW YELLOW

376TH PLAY FAIR 2 RED YELLOW

450TH PLAY FAIR 3 RED GREEN

98TH PLAY FAIR 4 GREEN YELLOW

FIGHTER: HEADTOP

R/T CALL SIGNS

720TH SHAVING

721ST FOXTAIL

722ND SAMSON

723RD SOCIAL

1ST ATTACK 2ND ATTACK

973 SNAITH 33-B 458 PETERSON 53-B

356 KELLMAN 78-V 332 FEASEL 52-L

311 LOVE 76-Z 710 LOMBARD 42-O

385 JONES 64-O 488 WOOLSEY 48-K

196 BOLTON 74-F 331 DONNER 47-E

175 SORENSEN 72-Y 285 CROCKETT 46-H

620 BRUS 66-M 441 COLLETTE 56-D

205 NYREEN 36-O 742 211 JEFF 6-D 18-P

455 DANIELS 32-E 261 MAYO 3-E

448 LETT 27-M 615 COOKE 20-S

345 WHITE 30-K 284 INGLET 19-Q

390 WOOD 22-D 378 POWELL 10-O

152 ANDREWS 35-R 287 SWINEHART 16-I

708 SAUER 28-Y 748 SHAMBLIN 2-L





Verification Signals - April 1944


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Obituary for Andrew Roy Peterson, 89, of Boulder City, Nevada for 13 years.

Born April l7, 1920 in Anoka County, Minnesota To Fred & Gina (Mickelson) Peterson. Raised on their farm. Completed High School in Red Wing, Minn. In the class of 1938.
Enlisted in Army Air Corp. in l943. Flew 51 B-24 combat missions in European theater in 1944 including the oil fields of Ploesti, Rumania.
His next assignment was in the USA Air Transport Command from which he was discharged in 1947.
From the US Air Force Reserves Captain Peterson was recalled for 2 years active state slide duty during the Korean War flying B-36 reconnaissance.

Andy was a professional photographer until hired as copilot for PSA.
In 1955 he moved his family to Las Vegas to fly for Bonanza Air Lines. He retired after 21 years as DC-9 Captain.

Retired for 33 years. The last 13 in Boulder City where he was active volunteer in the BC Senior center and Community Club. Charter member of the VFW Post in BC.

Preceded in death by brothers Arvid, Hjalmer, George, Floyd, & Edgar & beloved sister, Gerda Borgen. & Bess (Larsen) Peterson, mother of his 3 children.
Survived by wife of 38 years, Sharon Peterson, daughters Nancy Vetrano, of Sacramento, California, Sandra Bacon, of Henderson Nevada, son & daughter-in-law, Drew & Amy Peterson, of Aztec, New Mexico, grand children, Gina Vetrano, & Joseph Vetrano of Sacramento, California, sister-in-law, Florence Peterson of Minnesota.

Services will be held at the So. Nevada Veteran's Memorial Chapel Wednesday, August 19, 2009 at 11:20 AM.
Lunch will be at Bethany Baptist church 210 Wyoming, in Boulder City.
Contributions to favorite charity in lieu of flowers.


Information courtesy of Andrew Peterson

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