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Conrad Krigbaum Nelson Jr


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

Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.



  • 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

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

  • 379th Bomb Group

    379th Bomb 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


  • 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....


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


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

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