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 1st Lt. Roy A. Nielsen

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PostSubject: 1st Lt. Roy A. Nielsen   Tue Jul 19, 2011 2:26 pm

Name: Roy A. Nielsen
Rank: 1st Lt.
Serial #: 0-805101
Crew Position: Pilot
Carrier Group: 61st
Squadron: 15th
Plane Type: C-47
Plane Serial #: 42-23332 "Stormy"
Hometown: Cook County, Illinois
Date: 11/23/44
Buried: Ardennes American Cemetery*
Neupre (Neuville-en-Condroz), Belgium
Plot: C Row: 16 Grave: 6
Awards: Air Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster

*Nielsen
washed up on the beach around Dunkirk and was buried first by the
Germans. It was only after the liberation of Dunkirk that his body was
discovered by the Americans and moved to the American Cemetary in
Belgium.

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