Corporal Ivan Alexander Andes was the son of Alexander James Andes and Pearl Andes. He had one brother, James Osborn Andes, and one sister, Elaine Andes. Corporal Andes had two years of college education at the University of Tennessee, before enlisting in the military on February 12, 1942 in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia. He served in the Army Air Forces, 330th Bomber Squadron, 93rd Bomber Group, Heavy. He received training at Ft. Myers, Florida and Grenier Field, New Hampshire before going overseas in late September of 1942. He died on June 20, 1943. His death is listed as died non-battle. He is buried in Cambridge American Cemetery in England (Plot G, Row 7, Grave 161).

The Knoxville Journal, 12 July 1943
Cpl. Ivan Andes, photographer-gunner with the United States Army Air Corps in England, died of a gunshot wound and has been “buried according to military regulations,” his family here has been notified. Official announcement of Corporal Andes’ death in the European area was made yesterday by the War Department. Corporal Andes, 36, had been in the Army 16 months and prior to induction was file clerk for TVA. He is survived by his mother, Mrs. James A. Andes, 1601 Highland Avenue; a sister, Miss Elaine Andes, and a brother, Lt-Col. Osborn Andes, of the Chemical Warfare Division, stationed in Australia.

Picture from the University of Tennessee, The Volunteer 1930

  • Rank: Corporal
  • Date of birth:
  • 30 October 1906
  • Date of death: 20 June 1943
  • County: Knox
  • Hometown: Knoxville
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 330th Bomber Squadron, 93rd Bomber Group, Heavy
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Cambridge American Cemetery, Cambridge, England
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XIV, Middle Panel
  • Sponsored by: Robert S. Davis

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