Paul Andrew NicholsonMilitary
TechSgt. Paul A. Nicholson was a B-24 flight engineer/ top turret gunner, assigned (TDY) to the 415th Bomb Squadron, in the 98th Bomb Group, in the 9th Air Force, USAAF. He was a crew member of the B-24D Liberator, 41-11817, Stinger, and flew on Operation Tidal Wave, the oil refinery bombing mission to Ploesti, Romania, returning safely (RTB) to Libya with only one crew member wounded. 1 WIA-RTS. 10 RTS. 1 Aug 43.
Awards: AM - DFC - WWII Victory Medal - EAME.
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- Date: 1 August 1943
- Official Description: 177 B-24’s, of IX Bomber Command (including Heavy Bombers on loan from Eighth AF) are dispatched to bomb oil refineries at Ploesti and nearby Campina. The operation (TIDALWAVE) is costly, 54 planes and 532 airmen being lost, but damage to the targets...
|Benghazi, Libya||Assigned to the 415th Bomb Squadron, in the 9th Bomb Group, in the 9th Air Force, USAAF.|
|Ploiești, Romania||1943-08-01||Crew member of the B-24D, Liberator, 41-11817, Stinger. Participated in the Ploesti oil refinery mission, returning safely to Libya with only one crewmember wounded - RTB. 1 WIA-RTS. 10 RTS. 1 Aug 43.|
|Lisbon, OH||1923-12-22||Son of James E. Nicholson.|
|Lisbon Cemetery Lisbon, Columbiana County, OH||2002-08-06||Lisbon Cemetery Lisbon, Columbiana County, Ohio|
|Akron, OH||1942-04-07||Akron, Ohio|
Into The Fire - Duane Schultz
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