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James R Nixon Jr


Shot down by fighters and crashed at Halberstadt on 7/7/44 in B-24 #42-95177, Prisoner of War (POW).


Units served with

  • 492nd Bomb Group (Heavy)

    492nd Bomb Group (Heavy)

    The 492nd Bomb Group were assigned to the 8th Air Force in April 1944. They flew 60 missions over occupied Europe from 11 May 1944 until 7 August 1944. ...

  • 859th Bomb Squadron


Associated Place

  • North Pickenham

    Military site : airfield
    Built comparatively late during 1943-44 as an Eighth Air Force bomber base, North Pickenham was rather cramped as an airfield site so the main runway was shorter than typical. It had three concrete runways, 50 loop hardstandings and two dispersed T2...

  • Dulag Luft 12

    Other location


Event Location Date
Born Waco, Texas 1918
Lived in McLennan County, TX, USA January 1941
Enlisted Dallas, TX, USA 23 January 1941
Died 1998
Buried Waco, TX, USA


Date Contributor Update
14 May 2020 02:15:51 jmoore43 Changes to biography

Added a "-" to the A/C serial # in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.

Date Contributor Update
04 April 2018 12:52:51 Lucy May Changes to events

Date Contributor Update
04 April 2018 12:51:25 Lucy May Changes to middlename, service number, biography, events and place associations

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:14:49 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 7237