John H Nicely

Military
media-30785.jpeg UPL 30785 Crew 10 of the 613th Bomb Squadron, 401st Bomb Group, who have just returned from a bombing mission over Europe, pose in front of the Boeing B-17 "Flying Fortress" 'Bonnie Donnie' at an 8th Air Force Base in England, 3 February 1944.

1Lt Stelzer crew (401st BG 613th BS) , not in order : Stelzer-pilot, Johnson-copilot, Hobbs-navigator, Warren-bombardier, Pack-radio, Hecker-engineer, Black-ball turret gunner, Rice-tail gunner, Holland-left waist gunner, Nicely-right waist gunner.

Object Number - UPL 30785 - Crew 10 of the 613th Bomb Squadron, 401st Bomb Group, who have just returned from a bombing mission over Europe, pose in front of the Boeing B-17...

He flew on B-17 'The Saint and Ten Sinners'. Completed 25 missions from 22 Dec 1943 to 05 May 1944. His pilot was Robert Stelzer.



DFC, AM 2Oak Leaf Cluster, GC, Unit Citation,

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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

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Darlington, Pennsylvania 24 November 1922

Died

19 July 2007

Buried/ Commemorated

Sylvania Hills Memorial Park, Daugherty Township

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