Jerome Wesley Nelson

S/Sgt    20752119    613th
1919 - 1944

Tail Gunner aboard 42-31593 (Carrie B)

Ardennes cemetery, Belgium
Plot : D , Row : 39 , Grave : 12.
1919 - 1944

     Jerome was born Apr 28, 1919, in Lanesboro, Fillmore, Minnesota.

     He enlisted to the Air Corps on Jan 6, 1941.
     In 1944 he arrived in England to join the 401st BG
     His last mission, Apr 20, 1944, Target: Bois Coquerel, France, no 3 engine was hit by flak.
     About 3 or 4 minutes later A/C pulled up vertically , went into a dive to about 12,000 Feet and
     then exploded.

     He was awarded with an Air Medal and a Purple Heart Medal

                       In 1944, when Jerome died on the age of 24 he left behind his family :

                           His father, Louis L Nelson, Deid 1931
                           His mother, Amelia P Nelson, age 60
                           His sister, Ruby C Nelson, age 30
                           His sister, Leone E Nelson, age 29

Mission to Bois Coquerel, France, # 3 engine hit by flak,went into dive and exploded.
Crashed near Pont-Remy, France

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