Maj Howard Vincient Andre, Jr

Maj Howard Vincient Andre, Jr

Birth
Death 9 Jul 1969 (aged 34)
Luang Prabang, Laos
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot Section 60, Grave 10575
Memorial ID 117360144 · View Source
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Major Andre was a navigator on an A-26A Douglas Invader piloted by Major James Elmo Sizemore. The team were members of the "Nimrods" 609th Special Operations Squadron based at Nakhon Phanom in north-eastern Thailand near the Laotian border. The men had been classmates at Georgia Tech. Originally listed as missing-in-action, then later killed-in-action, their remains were not recovered until 2012. They were positively identified in 2013. Majors Andre and Sizemore remain side by side as they did for so many years as they are laid to rest in the hallowed ground of Arlington. In a final salute to these American heroes, members of the Warrior Flight Team, a group of civilians pilots, performed a flyover with eight aircraft including an A-26 Invader escorted by two P-51 Mustangs. Other aircraft present were B-25 "Ponchito" and four L-39s.


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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Maj Howard Vincient Andre, Jr (18 Mar 1935–9 Jul 1969), Find a Grave Memorial no. 117360144, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Gone Gravin ★ (contributor 47532541) .