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First Name: William

Last Name: Andrews

Birthplace: USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Air Force (1947 - present)

Middle Name: Richard

Date of Birth: 09 June 1937

Date of Death: 24 September 1974 (Presumed)

Rank: Lieutenant Colonel

Years Served:
William Richard Andrews

•  Vietnam War (1960 - 1973)


William Richard Andrews
Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Air Force

On 5 October 1966, Captain William R. Andrews was serving with the 433rd Tactical Fighter Squadron, 8th Tactical Fighter Wing, 7th Air Force.

On that day, Capt Andrews was classed as Missing in Action. On 24 September 1974 his status was changed to Died While Missing/Body Not Recovered.

Andrews was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel while Missing in Action.

Human remains later recovered in Vietnam were identified as being those of William R. Andrews on 11 December 1990.

Badge and Medals

Air Force Pilot Badge
Purple Heart
Air Medal
National Defense Service Medal
Vietnam Service Medal
Vietnam Campaign Medal


The name William Richard Andrews is inscribed on Panel 11E Line 048 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall.

Honoree ID: 3375   Created by: MHOH




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