Nelson, William Humphrey, Col

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Last Rank
Colonel
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
61-Air Commander
Last AFSC Group
Command and Control
Primary Unit
1964-1966, 7th Air Force
Service Years
1941 - 1966
Officer Collar Insignia
Colonel

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Home State
Michigan
Michigan
Year of Birth
1917
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Filion, MI
Last Address
Takhli RTAFB, Thailand

Casualty Date
Jul 20, 1966
 
Cause
Hostile, Died while Missing
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Vietnam, North (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Colfax Cemetery - Bad Axe, Michigan
Wall/Plot Coordinates
09E 048

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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
355th Tactical Fighter Wing7th Air Force
  1964-1966, 355th Tactical Fighter Wing
  1964-1966, 7th Air Force
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1965-1973 Vietnam War
 My Aircraft/Missiles
F-105 Thunderchief (Thud)  
  1964-1966, F-105 Thunderchief (Thud)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Not Specified
   
Comments/Citation

Loss Coordinates: 204557 North 1052059 East
Status (in 1973): Missing in Action

Source: Compiled by P.O.W. NETWORK from one or more of the following: raw
data from U.S. Government agency sources, correspondence with POW/MIA
families, published sources, interviews and CACCF = Combined Action
Combat Casualty File.

REMARKS: 09/30/77 REMAINS RETURNED BY SRV

CACCF CRASH/PILOT

No further information available at this time.

A review of Library of Congress holdings related to this case indicate that
documents differ wideley in their statements -

Document 457/0398-1-01/296-298 states William Humprey's plane crashed and
remains were recovered at the time. Date of this report was 06/04/97.

Document 101/14324/1-4 states there was a burial and grave site later found
by a refugee in Hoa Binh (Ha Son Binh) Province. Date of this report was
05/24/91.


NOTE: several months before his loss, Col. Nelson wrote a note to parents of
another POW/MIA, Don C. Wood. Wood's case is full of discrepencies,
questions remain unanswered.


 
   
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