Lake of the Woods County
|Death: ||Aug. 20, 1946, China|
U.S. Army Air Forces
Service # 37322953
492nd Bomber Squadron, 7th Bomber Group
Heavy Missing in Action or Buried at Sea
Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery
Awards: Air Medal
His parents were Olaf and Hilda Nelson.
Nelson was the flight engineer on B-24J #42-78685, assigned to the 10th Air Force, 7th Bombardment Group, 492nd Bombardment Squadron. They were flying a cargo of fuel from Tezpur India over the Himalayas to Kunming China when they disappeared.
Because his body was not recovered, he is memorialized on the Tablets of the Missing.
He received the Air Medal.
Note: Entered the service from Minnesota.
Manila American Cemetery and Memorial
National Capital Region, Philippines
Plot: Tablets of the Missing - AAF
Maintained by: Anonymous
Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
Record added: Aug 08, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 56779924