Andrews, George Robert, Capt

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Last Rank
Captain
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
1115A-Pilot
Last AFSC Group
Aircrew
Primary Unit
1969-1969, 1115A, 35th Tactical Fighter Wing
Service Years
1964 - 1969
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Home State
District Of Columbia
Year of Birth
1943
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Washington, D.C.
Last Address
Phan Rang AB

Casualty Date
Oct 15, 1969
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Vietnam, South (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Jefferson Reform Church - Jefferson, Maryland
Wall/Plot Coordinates
17W 080

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As a young lieutenant, Andrews attended flight school at Webb AFB, Big Springs, Texas in Class 68-A. Following flight school in 1966-7, he was trained as a C-130 pilot .

He was sent to Vietnam as a C-130 pilot. He returned to Webb AFB after his tour and served as a flight instructor. He then attended flight school at Luke AFB, Phoenix, Arizona to become a fighter pilot.

After Luke, he began his second tour in Vietnam, flying t out of Phan Rang AFB, RVN. During this time, he received his appointment to the regular Air Force.

On 15 October 1969, he flew his F-100D (# 56-3069) on a close air support mission near Thy Dong, about 30 miles east of Saigon, his aircraft was hit by ground fire as he was making a weapon's run against an enemy sampan. He was flying as a part of a two aircraft sorty. His wingman saw him make the run and as as he was pulling up, Captain Andrew's aircraft suddenly went nose down and rolled into the ground. He did not survive the crash.

He left a young wife and two children.

http://www.veteransmemorial.us/bios/vwall/heroes.php?id=18
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=16147789
http://www.virtualwall.org/da/AndrewsGR01a.htm

   
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