Narrative - Official Air Force Mission Description
In Iceland, Lieutenant General Frank M. Andrews, the USAAF officer who is Commanding General , U.S. Army (ETOUSA), is killed in an aircraft crash while landing. There has been speculation over the years whether Andrews instead of Eisenhower would have commanded the Allied forces in Europe if he had lived. Camp Springs Army Air Field, Camp Springs, Maryland was renamed Andrews Army Air Field (now Air Force Base) in 1945 in his memory.
Source: THE ARMY AIR FORCES IN WORLD WAR II: COMBAT CHRONOLOGY, 1941-1945 by Carter / Mueller, the Office of Air Force History,
Notes: Walcheren Island/Knokke/Ostend/Nieuport (Freeman: Diary p. 56)
Non-Combat Accident Reports
Aircraft: B-24 (#41-23728). Organization: 330BS / 93BG of Bovindon, Hertfordshire. Pilot: Shannon, Frank M. Notes: killed in a crash. Location: Kaldadarnes/ nr Iceland. Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5 source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/