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Andrew Charles Ziebe

PVT in 603rd Engineer Camouflage Bn : Co D, HQ & Service Co

Military occupational specialty: 144 (painter, general)


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
Notes: "Zeeb"
Source: 603rd Camouflage Engineer Roster provided by W. Anderson; Photo Caption Seymour Nussenbaum Scrapbook; Unit Shipment 10143-B, 23d HQ, from le Havre 23 June 1945; HQ & Service Company List of Men and Jobs;

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.


1930 census

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

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1986 VA death record

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