Howes, George Andrews, CW3

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Last Rank
Chief Warrant Officer 3
Last Service Branch
Warrant Officer (pre-2004)
Last Primary MOS
062B-Helicopter Pilot Utility and Light Cargo Single Rotor
Last MOS Group
Aviation (Officer)
Primary Unit
1969-1970, 062B, 14th Combat Aviation Battalion (14th CAB)
Service Years
1968 - 1970

Warrant Officer (pre-2004)

Chief Warrant Officer 3

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Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Knox, IN
Last Address
Knox, IN

Casualty Date
Jan 10, 1970
Non Hostile- Died while Missing
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Quang Tin (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
14W 023 / Section 60, Site 9787

 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
American Battle Monuments CommissionVietnam Veterans Memorial
  2010, American Battle Monuments Commission
  2012, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page

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Aviator Badge (Basic)

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
71st Aviation Company (AHC)14th Combat Aviation Battalion (14th CAB)
  1969-1970, 062B, 71st Aviation Company (AHC)
  1969-1970, 062B, 14th Combat Aviation Battalion (14th CAB)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1969-1969 Vietnam War/Summer-Fall 1969 Campaign
  1970-1970 Vietnam War/Winter-Spring 1970 Campaign
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

The Loss of Firebird 91


January 10, 1970

On January 10, 1970, a flight of three Firebirds was on a mission near Tien Phouc. The flight departed Tien Phouc at about 1:00 p.m. to return to our base at Chu Lai. The flight was lead by Firebird 91, crewed by CPT Herbert Charles Crosby, WO1 George Andrews Howes, SP5 Wayne Clouse Allen and SP4 Francis George Graziosi. Because of the weather, the flight elected to fly on instruments rather than flying visually at low level due to known enemy positions. At about 1:15 p.m., the flight changed radio frequencies to contact Chu Lai Approach Control. Firebird 91 was never heard from again. The aircraft and crew were lost with little to explain what happened. Repeated searches, initially hampered by weather, turned up no evidence of the aircraft. The crew was reported as missing in action and were later declared dead by presumptive findings issued between 1974 and 1979.

Wayne Clouse Allen

On March 27, 1991 the remains returned to the U.S. by Vietnam were identified as those of Wayne Clouse Allen.

Herbert Charles Crosby

On June 12, 2006, after more than 36 years, the remains of Herbert Charles Crosby were identified. You can find more information about Crosby at the site dedicated to him.

Francis George Graziosi

On June 12, 2006, after more than 36 years, the remains of Francis George Graziosi were identified.

George Andrews Howes

George Andrews Howes remains have been returned.


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