Andrew Orman Black (1921 - 1944)

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Andrew Orman Black
1921 - 1944
c. 1921
September 25, 1944
Andrew Orman Black was born c. 1921, and died at age 22 years old on September 25, 1944. Andrew Black was buried at Malta Memorial Panel 13 in Malta. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Andrew Orman Black.
Updated: September 30, 2013
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Service number: 130167 Rank: Flight Lieutenant Regiment: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Unit/ship/squadron: 293 Sqdn.
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Andrew Orman Black lived 48 years shorter than the average Black family member when he died at the age of 23.
The average age of a Black family member is 71.

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In 1921, in the year that Andrew Orman Black was born, on November 11th, the first burial was held at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery. The body of an unknown soldier - selected by Army Sgt. Edward F. Younger who was highly decorated for valor and received the Distinguished Service Cross in "The Great War" - was brought back from France (World War 1) and placed in the newly completed tomb. President Warren G. Harding officiated at the interment ceremonies.

In 1930, he was merely 9 years old when on August 6th, N.Y. Supreme Court Judge Joseph Crater went through papers in his office, destroyed some of them, withdrew all his money from the bank - $5,150, sold his stock, met friends at a restaurant for dinner and disappeared after getting into a taxi (or walking down the street - his friends' testimony later changed). His disappearance was reported to the police on September 3rd - almost a month later. His wife didn't know what happened, his fellow Justices had no idea, and his mistresses (he had several) said that they didn't know. While his disappearance was front page news, his fate was never discovered and after 40 years the case was closed, still without knowing if Crater was dead or alive.

In 1931, Andrew was just 10 years old when on May 1st, the Empire State Building opened in New York City. At 1,454 feet (including the roof and antenna), it was the tallest building in the world until the World Trade Center's North Tower was built in 1970. (It is now the 34th tallest.) Opening at the beginning of the Great Depression, most of the offices in the Empire State Building remained unoccupied for years and the observation deck was an equal source of revenue and kept the building profitable.

In 1944, in the year of Andrew Orman Black's passing, on December 16th, The Battle of the Bulge began in the Ardennes forest on the Western Front. Lasting for a little over a month, the battle began with a surprise attack by Germany on the Allied forces The U.S. suffered their highest casualties of any operation in World War II - 89,000 were casualties, around 8,600 killed - but Germany also severely depleted their resources and they couldn't be replaced.

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