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Bert C Nelson


Evaded (EVD) Shot down by fighters and crashed near Rommersheim on 8/15/44 in B-17 #42102680


Units served with

  • 303rd Bomb Group

    303rd Bomb Group

    The 303rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated on 3-Feb-1942 at Pendleton Field, Oregon. They assembled at Gowen Field, Idaho on 11-February 1942 where it conducted flight training until 12-Jun-1942. The Group then moved to Alamogordo Field, New...

  • 358th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-102680

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 25/3/44; Gt Falls 23/4/44; Kearney 11/5/44; Grenier 26/5/44; Assigned 358BS/303BG [VK-I] Molesworth 2/6/44; Missing in Action Cologne 15/8/44 with John Cathey, Co-pilot: Chad Stephens, Navigator: Chas Jackson, Bombardier: Dick...


Event Location Date
Born Belleville, New Jersey, USA
Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 15 August 1944


Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:04:33 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 8437 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database