SSgt Oden H Nelson


SSgt Oden H Nelson

Lake of the Woods County, Minnesota, USA
Death 20 Aug 1946 (aged 23–24)
Memorial Site* Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines

* A structure erected in honor of someone whose remains lie elsewhere.

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Memorial ID 56779924 View Source
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Staff Sergeant

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.


  • Maintained by: Cindy (Hyde-Twombly) Dambach
  • Originally Created by: War Graves
  • Added: 8 Aug 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 56779924
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for SSgt Oden H Nelson (1922–20 Aug 1946), Find a Grave Memorial ID 56779924, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines ; Maintained by Cindy (Hyde-Twombly) Dambach (contributor 47056557) .