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Tec5 Harold A Nelson
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Birth: unknown
Death: Dec. 9, 1944

Harold A. Nelson served with the 2047th Engineer Aviation Fire Fighting Platoon during World War II. He died at Advance Landing Ground A-71, Chastres, France when a returning plane crashed and burst into flames. Two of the plane's crew members were rescued. While attempting to rescue the third, Harold and several members of his platoon were killed (the plane's bombs detonated). The Fraser-Nelson American Legion Post in Pine River is named for Harold and his friend, Richard Fraser (USN -- he was lost with his ship in the Asiatic, March 1942). Both men grew up in the Pine River, Minnesota area.

Service # 37556909

Service: U.S. Army Air Forces, 2047th Engineer Fire Fighting Platoon, Aviation

Died: Saturday, December 09, 1944

Awards: Soldier's Medal, Purple Heart 
 
Note: Entered the Service from Minnesota.
 
Burial:
Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial
Epinal
Departement des Vosges
Lorraine, France
Plot: A Row: 18 Grave: 46
 
Maintained by: SandiMH
Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
Record added: Aug 07, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 56374498
Tec5 Harold A Nelson
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Tec5 Harold A Nelson
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Tec5 Harold A Nelson
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Awarded the "Soldier's Medal" for heroism!
- Russ Pickett
 Added: Mar. 12, 2015
From Cass County KIA
- Stanley Shepard
 Added: Dec. 28, 2014

- Russ Pickett
 Added: Jul. 14, 2013
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