Today in History – October 15, 1969 – Capt George Robert Andrews KIA in F-100 shoot down

15 October 1969 – Capt George Robert Andrews was serving with the 615th TFS out of Phan Rang AB, Vietnam. George was born on November 4, 1943, in the District of Columbia. This was George’s 2nd tour of Vietnam. He had only been in the country two days before flying his F-100D #563069 on a close air support mission near Thuy Dong, about 30 miles west of Saigon. His aircraft was hit by ground fire as he was making a weapons run against an enemy sampan. Captain Andrews did not eject before the aircraft impacted in an un-survivable crash. 

George had a wife and two children at the time of the crash. He is buried at Jefferson Reformed Church Cem, Jefferson, Frederick Co, Maryland. DFC



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