William R. NIELSEN

 

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NUMBER OF SERVICEO-448316
AGE yo
DATE OF BIRTH 
ETATChicago, ILLINOIS
FAMILYSon of  Niels P. NIELSEN
RANKSecond Lieutenant
FONCTIONPilot
JOB BEFORE ENLISTEMENT IL
DATE of ENLISTEMENT 
 SQUADRON587th Bomber Squadron
 GROUP394th Bomber Group, Medium
ARMY9th US Army Air Forces
DATE OF DEATH13 June 1944nielsen william r tombe
STATUSKIA
PLACE OF DEATHSt-Martin  -   CAEN
DATA PLAN

 B-26 Marauder - type C-45-MO - s/n 42-107682 5W*

"Hannibal Hoops"

B26 MARAUDER

Takeoff Station 161 Boreham, Essex

Shot by the flak, direct blow to one of the engines (on fire)

Partially evacuated plane (Toth, Jarmer, Fellhauser) - 9:00 pm

 
CEMETERYBRITTANY AMERICAN CEMETERY of St James

Map of St James American Cemetery

GRAVE
PlotRowGrave
N412
DECORATION

Air Medal

Purple Heart

World War II Victory Medal

am4olc

Photo FDLM

victory medal

usaf 9af 394bg 587bs
STORY
He was shot down during a tactical mission on June 13, 1944 in Saint Martin de La Place (Calvados)

Crew of  B-26 Marauder - type C-45-MO - s/n 42-107682 5W

"Hannibal Hoops"

2nd Lieutenant William R. NIELSEN Pilot Dead Cim Brit Am St-James O-448316 - AM+4 - Son of Niels P Nielsen, Chicago, ILLINOIS
2nd Lieutenant Donald B. DAMER CoPilot Dead Cim Brit Am St-James O-816255 - AM+4/PH - Webb City, MISSOURI
Sergeant Jack R KING Bomber Dead MIA 34571324 - Step-son of Mozelle L Woods, Macon, GEORGIA
S/Sergeant Adam TOTH Mechanic/Gunner Prisoner - Stalag Luft 4 Gross-Tychow  16037215 - Injured at the ankle - Husband ofLucy Toth, Colorado Spring, COLORADO
Sergeant Elmer FELLHAUER Radio/Gunner Prisoner - Stalag Luft 4 Gross-Tychow  36476389 - Son of Elmer J Fellhauer, Highland, ILLINOIS
S/Sergeant Gervaise F JARMER Gunner Prisoner - Stalag Luft 4 Gross-Tychow  39330269 - PH - Born the 20/02/1924 - Son of Louise Jarmer, Portland, OREGON
B26 2

SOURCE INFORMATION & PHOTOFindagrave.com - Frédéric LAVERNHE - Abmc.gov -   Francecrashes39-45.net
PROGRAMMERGarrett, Clive, Frédéric & Renaud
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