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Conrad Krigbaum Nelson Jr

Military

Assigned to 524BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 36 x combat missions. ETD

Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

People

  • Delbert Milliron

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 524BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 37 x combat missions. ETD Awards: DFC, AM (3OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Command

  • 379th Bomb Group

    379th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 379th Bomb Group (H) (heavy), based at Kimbolton, flew more sorties than any other Bomb Group in the Eighth Air Force and dropped a greater bomb tonnage than any other Group. The B-17 Flying Fortress Group was awarded two Distinguished Unit...

  • 524th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-31720

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 10/12/43; Kearney 24/12/43; Prestwick 15/1/44; Assigned 524BS/379BG [WA-M] Kimbolton 27/1/44; Bombardier: Bill Rau (KIA-pilot was Ernal Bridwell) 29/1/44 his ship landing at RAF Bradwell Bay, Essex, UK; Missing in Action Ludwigshafen 8...

  • 42-38192

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 12/1/44; Gr Island 28/1/44; Assigned 524BS/379BG [WA-C] Kimbolton 1/3/44; Missing in Action Munich 12/7/44 with Bruce Hutchins, Co-pilot: Bob Webber, no nav, Bombardier: Jim Haile, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: George White, Radio...

Associated Place

  • Kimbolton

    Military site : airfield
    Planned for RAF use, Kimbolton airfield was built by W and C French Ltd. in 1941. The airfield was increased in size to accommodate a full US heavy Bomb Group, and the first such unit to us it was the 91st Bomb Group, who arrived in September 1942....

Events

Event Location Date
Born Los Angeles, CA 7 September 1923

Son of Conrad Krigbaum Snr and Alice Amelia [Leonard] Nelson.

Enlisted Los Angeles, CA 5 November 1942

Los Angeles, California

Based Kimbolton March 1944 – July 1944

Assigned to 524BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF.

Discharged USAAF 30 November 1945

Honourable discharge.

Died Kingman, AZ 23 August 1999

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
12 July 2019 08:56:16 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, service number, role, biography, awards and events
Sources

http://www.8thairforce.com/
https://www.fold3.com/record/73641935-conrad-k-nelson
https://www.fold3.com/image/115249231?rec=115249323
https://www.fold3.com/record/85055301-conrad-k-nelson-jr
https://www.fold3.com/record/627361492-conrad-nelson-1923

Date Contributor Update
11 July 2019 13:39:33 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, suffix, nationality, highest rank, biography, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations, aircraft associations and media associations
Sources

http://www.8thairforce.com/

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