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.
Gravesite Details Entered the service from Minnesota.