Tec5 Harold A Nelson

Tec5 Harold A Nelson

Birth
Death 9 Dec 1944
Burial Epinal, Departement des Vosges, Lorraine, France
Plot A Row: 18 Grave: 46
Memorial ID 56374498 · View Source
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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

Gravesite Details Entered the Service from Minnesota.

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  • Maintained by: SandiMH
  • Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 7 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56374498
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Tec5 Harold A Nelson (unknown–9 Dec 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56374498, citing Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial, Epinal, Departement des Vosges, Lorraine, France ; Maintained by SandiMH (contributor 47783723) .