Nelson Forest ´Nick´ Andrews graduated Science Hill High School, Class of 1941. He enlisted in the United States Navy on 27 August 1942 in Nashville, Tennessee with service number 6403068.

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.

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