Stanley Andrews was born on October 9, 1920, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He enlisted in the Aviation Cadet Program of the U.S. Army Air Forces on September 26, 1941, and was commissioned a 2d Lt and awarded his pilot wings at Moore Field, Texas, on April 30, 1942. Lt Andrews was assigned to the 83rd Fighter Squadron of the 78th Fighter Group, flying the P-38 Lightning, from May to August 1942, followed by service with the 39th Fighter Squadron of the 35th Fighter Group in the Pacific until September 1943, when he returned to the U.S. to serve as an instructor pilot. During his time with the 39th Fighter Squadron, Lt Andrews was credited with the destruction of 6 enemy aircraft in aerial combat plus 3 probables. He rejoined the 39th Fighter Squadron in the Philippines in January 1945, and took command of the 69th Fighter Squadron of the 58th Fighter Group on Okinawa in June 1945, serving there until he returned to the U.S. in September 1945. He left active duty on December 31, 1946, but was recalled on December 18, 1948. Col Andrews flew combat with the 27th Fighter Escort Wing during the Korean War from October 1952 to February 1953, and then served with the 506th Strategic Fighter Wing at Dow AFB, Maine, from February 1953 to March 1955, and then at Tinker AFB, Oklahoma, until June 1957. His next assignment was as Director of Personnel for the 306th Bomb Wing at MacDill AFB, Florida, from June 1957 to October 1958, followed by service with Headquarters Pacific Air Forces at Hickam AFB, Hawaii, from October 1958 to August 1961. Col Andrews served with the Air Force Communications Service at Westover AFB, Massachusetts, from August 1961 until his retirement from the Air Force on October 2, 1963. Stanley Andrews died on September 12, 2012.
His 2nd (of 3) Distinguished Flying Cross Citation reads:
For extraordinary achievement while participating in an aerial flight between Ramu Valley and Madang, New Guinea, on 21 July 1943. While on a mission escorting bombers, a formation of thirteen P-38's, of which Lieutenant Andrews aircraft was a member, encountered approximately thirty enemy fighters. In the ensuing engagement, Lieutenant Andrews attacked an enemy aircraft from the rear, firing all his guns and closing to within fifty yards. The enemy aircraft crashed to the earth and burst into flames. This is the fifth enemy aircraft destroyed by Lieutenant Andrews in aerial combat.