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Thomas Oliver Nichols

Military

Assigned to 326BS, 92BG, 8AF USAAF. Crashed near Evreux in B-17 43-37848 'Scrappy Mike' Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 8078

Awards: AM, PH.

Service

People

  • Lawrence Brechbill

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Assigned to 326BS, 92BG, 8AF USAAF. Crashed near Evreux in B-17 43-37848 'Scrappy Mike' Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 8078 Awards: PH.

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Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few

    92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few

    Group
    The 92nd Group sometime after arrivial in the UK converted to the role of in-theater combat crew indocrination and training. For this role, the Group traded its B-17F complement and obtained the B-17E, mostly from the 97th BG which was departing for...

  • 326th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 43-37848 'Scrappy Mike'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 29/5/44; Kearney 8/6/44; Dow Fd 27/6/44; Assigned 326BS/92BG [JW-S] Podington, a PFF, 16/7/44; Missing in Action Battle support area 13/8/44 with Larry Brechbill, Co-pilot: Ray Schultz, Navigator: Dave Vance, Bombardier: Tom Crosby,...

Associated Place

  • Podington

    Military site : airfield
    Built originally to accommodate two RAF bomber squadrons, the first USAAF unit to occupy the base was the 15th Bomb Squadron in September 1942. Podington was then used as a satellite for nearby Chelveston. Work to lengthen the runways, although this...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Los Angeles, CA 28 February 1914

Son of Alfred Nichols.

Based Podington 1944 – 13 August 1944

Assigned to 326BS, 92BG, 8AF USAAF.

Died 13 August 1944

Crashed near Evreux in B-17 43-37848 'Scrappy Mike' Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 8078

Buried 1946

Re-Interred
Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial
Colleville-sur-Mer, France
Plot C Row 4 Grave 3

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
09 February 2020 16:32:30 Al_Skiff Changes to surname, middlename, service number, biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/311039327
https://www.fold3.com/image/631426561
https://www.fold3.com/record/529913003-thomas-o-nichols
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56648244/thomas-o-nichols

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:26:06 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 8078 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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