Andrew Charles Ziebe
PVT in 603rd Engineer Camouflage Bn : Co D; HQ & Service Co
Born 1920 in FL, Died 1986
County of residence at enlistment: Duval County, FL
Other residence(s): Jacksonville, FL
United States Army, European Theatre of Operations
Occupation before the war: commercial artists
College education before the war: 2 years
Andrew Ziebe was born on August 3, 1920 in Jacksonville, FL. He was the youngest of three sons; his brothers were 13 and 15 years older than he. His parents had both been born abroad—his father in Germany/Poland, his mother in Germany/Austria.
He attended college for two years after graduating from high school and then the war intervened. He registered for the draft on February 15, 1942, and enlisted on October 21, 1942. He gave his profession at that time as commercial artist.
Like many other artists he found his way into the 603rd Engineer Camouflage Battalion, and served in Europe with the unit. He was discharged on October 21, 1945 and returned to Jacksonville.
Andrew pursued a career in architecture, likely seeking additional education after he returned from the war. He was the subject of many newspaper stories about his tennis playing—from a 1938 entry describing his finish as the runner up in the Men's City Doubles tournament to his making the third round in the Florida Public Courts statewide tennis tournament in men's singles in 1946, to his reaching the semi-finals of the same tournament in 1952, to being ranked #3 in the junior veterans' category in the state of Florida in 1959.
Only an entry in the 1956 Jacksonville city directory defines him as an architect; nothing else is known of his life or career.
He died on December 27, 1986 in Jacksonville, FL.
1935 Florida state census
1942 draft card
1942 enlistment record
1949 article in the Tampa Tribune about his tennis playing
1952 JAX Air News article about his tennis playing
1956 Jacksonville city directory (listed as architect)
1956 article in the Fort Lauderdale News (FL) re his tennis playing
1959 article in the Orlando Evening Star (FL) re his tennis playing
1986 Florida death index
1986 VA death record