Harold James Nicol

Military

Object Number - UPL 31927 - 2nd Lt James C Neill crew (401st BG 615th BS) 13 missions (between 2 June and 7 July 1944) lost on Leipzig aboard 42-37981 "Belle of the Barbary...

Assigned to 615BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Leipzig in B-17 'Belle of the Barbary Coast' 42-37981 Lost due to mech failure and shot down by Fw190 crashed near Burkhorst 7-Jul-44. Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 7222.

Awards: PH, POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

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Units served with

A pathfinder B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 44-8258) of the 401st Bomb Group. Image by Robert Astrella. Written on slide casing: '48258 14 A, Mount Farm.'
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 615th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 14076431 / O-812294
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Belle of the Barbary Coast
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 615th Bomb Squadron

Places

  • Site type: Prisoner of war camp
  • Known as: Stalag Luft 4, Gross Tychow, Pomerania

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Morrisonville, Illinois 1923-07-10

Enlisted

Peoria, IL, USA 1943-03-13

Based

Deenethorpe 1944-07-07 Assigned to 615BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF.

Other

Baled out

Dannefeld, 39649 Gardelegen, Germany 1944-07-07 Failed to Return (FTR) Leipzig in B-17 'Belle of the Barbary Coast' 42-37981 Lost due to mech failure and shot down by Fw190 crashed near Burkhorst 7-Jul-44. Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 7222.

Other

Prisoner of War (POW)

78-220 Tychowo, Poland 1944-07-07 Prisoner of War (POW). Stalag Luft IV.

Died

Livonia, MI, USA 1994-03-08

Buried

34205 5 Mile Rd, Livonia, MI 48154, USA Parkview Memorial Cemetery Livonia, Wayne County, MI.

Revisions

Date27 Sep 2014 18:12:07
ContributorAAM
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 7222

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