Andre, Howard Vincient, Jr., Maj

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Last Rank
Major
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
1535Z-Navigator
Last AFSC Group
Aircrew
Primary Unit
1968-1969, 1535Z, 56th Special Operations Wing
Service Years
1957 - 1969
Major

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Home State
Tennessee
Tennessee
Year of Birth
1935
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Memphis, Tennessee
Last Address
Nakhon Phanom RTAFB, Thailand

Casualty Date
Jul 08, 1969
 
Cause
Hostile, Died while Missing
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Laos
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Panel W21 Line 80

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 Unit Assignments
609th Special Operations Squadron56th Special Operations Wing
  1968-1969, 1535Z, 609th Special Operations Squadron
  1968-1969, 1535Z, 56th Special Operations Wing
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1968-1969 Non-operation sorties/Reconnaissance missions over Laos
 Colleges Attended 
United States Naval Academy
  1953-1957, United States Naval Academy
 My Aircraft/Missiles
A-26 (B-26) Invader  
  1968-1969, A-26 (B-26) Invader
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Major Andre was a member of the Nimrods flying secret missions over Laos.

Major James E. Sizemore and Major Howard V. Andre Jr. comprised an A-26 team stationed at Nakhon Phanom, assigned a mission over the Plain of Jars region of Xiangkhoang Province, Laos on 8 July 1969. Sizemore was the pilot and Andre the navigator on the flight.

When the aircraft was about 12 miles south of the city of Ban Na Mai, it was downed by hostile fire. A ground team subsequently furnished unspecified information that Sizemore and Andre could not have survived. Both were classified Killed in Action/Body Not Recovered.

Update: His remains were recovered in 2012 and buried in Sep 2013 in Arlington, Section 60 Site 10575.


 
   
Comments/Citation
Sources:
www.courierpress.com/news/2013/sep/23/air-force-pilot-buried/
www.vvmf.org/Wall-of-Faces/1144/HOWARD-V-ANDRE-JR
www.pownetwork.org/bios/a/a367.htm
www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi
www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi
http://www.abmc.gov/node/511410#.V371T1eBe0g
https://usnamemorialhall.org/index.php/HOWARD_V._ANDRE,_JR.,_MAJ,_USAF
   
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