Biography

Birth date: 05 September 1921
Birth place: Australia: Queensland, Southport
Final rank: Wing Commander
Service number: 404795 - Second World War, 1939-1945
Units:
  • Royal Australian Air Force
  • No. 453 Squadron

Rolls and Awards

Honours and Awards : Distinguished Flying Cross

  • Unit: No. 453 Squadron
  • Conflict: Second World War, 1939-1945

Honours and Awards : Mention in despatches

  • Unit: Royal Australian Air Force
  • Conflict: Second World War, 1939-1945

Collection Items

Photograph

UK0780

LONDON, ENGLAND. 1943-11-12. PORTRAIT OF 404795 SQUADRON LEADER D. G. ANDREWS DFC, SOUTHPORT, QLD, COMMANDING OFFICER OF SPITFIRE NO. 453 SQUADRON RAAF, THE FIRST RAAF WING TO OPERATE IN EUROPE, AT RAAF OVERSEAS HEADQUARTERS.

UK0780

UK1097

LONDON, ENGLAND. 1944-03-17. PORTRAIT OF 401671 WARRANT OFFICER B. G. SAGO, CASTLEMAINE, VIC, AT RAAF OVERSEAS HEADQUARTERS.

UK1097

UK1271

SUSSEX, ENGLAND. 1944-05-02. MEMBERS OF NO. 453 (SPITFIRE FIGHTER BOMBER) SQUADRON RAAF, BASED AT RAF STATION FORD, DRINK THE HEALTH OF THEIR DEPARTING COMMANDING OFFICER, SQUADRON LEADER D. G. ANDREWS DFC, SOUTHPORT, QLD (SECOND FROM LEFT IN FOREGROUND). HE IS HOLDING A SILVER TANKARD WHICH WAS...

UK1271

UK1267

SUSSEX, ENGLAND. 1944-05-02. AT A SPITFIRE FIGHTER BOMBER NO. 453 SQUADRON RAAF, BASED AT RAF STATION FORD, ON THE OCCASION OF THE HANDING OVER OF THE COMMAND BY SQUADRON LEADER (SQN LDR) ANDREWS DFC, TO SQN LDR SMITH. LEFT TO RIGHT: 1892 SQN LDR HENRY SHARP, SYDNEY, NSW; 405473 FLIGHT LIEUTENANT...

UK1267

UK1265

SUSSEX, ENGLAND. 1944-05-02. A SPITFIRE FIGHTER BOMBER AIRCRAFT OF NO. 453 SQUADRON RAAF, BASED AT RAF STATION FORD, IS NOW COMMANDED BY 407256 SQUADRON LEADER (SQN LDR) D. H. SMITH, VICTOR HARBOR, SA (LEFT), WHO TAKES OVER FROM 404795 SQN LDR D. G. ANDREWS DFC, SOUTHPORT, QLD.

UK1265

Timeline

Date of birth 1921-09-05
Date and unit at enlistment (ORs) 1940-11-08 Initial Flting Training School, Bradfield Park.
Other units 1941 Elementary Flying Training School, Nerrandera.
Other 1941-03 Left Australia.
Other units 1941-04 Service Flying Training School.
Other units 1941-06 Operational Training Unit, Camp Borden, Canada.
Other units 1941-11-04 No 615 Squadron.
Other units 1941-12-16 No 245 Squadron.
Date promoted 1942-01-04 Flying officer.
Date promoted 1942-07-18 Acting flight lieutenant.
Other units 1942-07-18 No 175 Squadron.
Other units 1942-12-20 No 453 Squadron.
Date promoted 1943-09-28 Acting squadron leader.
Other units 1943-09-28 Commanding Officer No 453 Squadron.
Date promoted 1945-01-01 Squadron leader.
Date promoted 1945-01-24 Acting wing commander.
Other units 1945-02-24 Australian Spitfire Wing, RAF Station Coltishall.