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Charles A Nichols

Military

Shot down by fighters on mission to Halberstadt on 11 Jan 1944 in B-17 #42-30782. Killed in Action (KIA). Sergeant Nichols and two others evaded until they were surrounded and shot by Security Forces in Belgium.

Service

Units served with

  • 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers

    306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers

    Group
    Constituted as 306th Bombardment Group (Heavy) on 28 Jan 1942. Activated on 1 Mar 1942. Trained for combat with B-17's. Moved to England, Aug-Sep 1942, and assigned to Eighth AF Eighth Air Force in September 1942 Station 111 Thurleigh. During combat,...

  • 368th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-30782

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 29/7/43; Gr Isle 8/8/43; Assigned 368BS/306BG [BO-O] Thurleigh; transferred 369BS; Missing in Action Oschersleben 11/1/44 with Bill Reed, Navigator: Ivan Glaze, Bombardier: Myron Dmochowski Wounded in Action, Ball turret gunner: Joe...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Stockton, California, USA 15 November 1915
Shot down / Evaded Germany 11 January 1944 – 22 April 1944
Killed in Action (KIA) 22 April 1944

Shot by German Security Forces

Buried Golden Gate National Cemetery

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
28 May 2021 14:58:41 jmoore43 Changes to events
Sources

Updated the Born event per Find-a-grave Memorial ID 3614751.
SOURCE: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/3614751/charles-a-nichols

Date Contributor Update
28 May 2021 14:56:09 jmoore43 Changes to events
Sources

Updated the Buried event per Find-a-grave Memorial ID 3614751.
SOURCE: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/3614751/charles-a-nichols

Date Contributor Update
16 March 2020 22:01:32 jmoore43 Changes to events
Sources

Changed label on KIA event to "Shot down / Evaded".
Changed label on Died event to "KIA".

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:05:25 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 1931 / MACR 1931, 8th AF Losses, WWII Memorial / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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