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Nelson R Avery


April 24, 1943 we shippedout in a 53 ship convoy that took 16 days to reach Aven England. We were sent to Bodney AB. In Dec '44 we were sent to Asch, Belgium to support ground troops duringArdennes breakthrough. We also went to Chievres,Belgiumô

EAME Medal; WW II Victory Medal


Units served with

  • 352nd Fighter Group

    352nd Fighter Group

    The 352nd Fighter Group were based at Bodney, Norfolk from July 1943 until November 1945 but in the winter months of 1944/1945 detachments moved to bases in Belgium to provide extra air support to ground forces during the Battle of the Bulge and to...

  • 17th Service Squadron


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Born Gloversville, New York 4 January 1920

At 16 years of age, he was the first athlete in the region to do the jumpsuit in basketball - played for Martin & Naylor


Date Contributor Update
22 March 2015 21:15:49 Pavery2012 Changes to nickname, biography, awards and events

Primarily serviced P-51's as a ground crew member. Was a staunch American patriot that served his country with pride. In the European theatre for 2 1\2 years. Contracted Hepatitis C from a needle used as he donated blood in a local hospital - transferred by medical ship to Rhodes General Hospital in Upstate NY to recover.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:20:31 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / self