Nelson Forest ´Nick´ Andrews was the son of Lulet Forest Andrews and Mary Ruth Lusk. He graduated at Science Hill High School with the Class of 1941. He enlisted in the United States Navy on 27 August 1942 in Nashville, Tennessee with service number 6403068. He took boottraining at San Diego, California and special training at Norman, Okla.

Nelson received training as an Aviation Machinist’s Mate and sailed from San Francisco, California to Naval Air Station Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on 21 February 1943 aboard the USS Henderson (AP-1). He arrived Pearl on 2 March and was assigned to COMAIRFORPAC.

Nelson went missing on an air mission off the coast of Florida. His brother Lee Bernie Andrews also served with the US Navy during World War II.

  • Rank: Aviation Machinist's Mate 3rd Class
  • Date of birth:
  • 16 June 1921
  • Date of death: 17 April 1945
  • County: Washington
  • Hometown: Johnson City
  • Service Branch: Navy
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Burial/Memorial Location: At sea
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XIX, Bottom Panel
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