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First Name: Richard

Last Name: Nelson

Birthplace: Moscow, ID, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: U.S. Army Air Forces (1941 - 1947)

Middle Name: H.

Date of Birth: 1925

Date of Death: 01 February 2003

Rank: Sergeant

Years Served:
Richard H. Nelson

•  World War II (1941 - 1945)


Richard H. Nelson
Sergeant, U.S. Army Air Forces

Richard H. Nelson was born in 1925 in Moscow, ID.

He was the Radio Operator aboard the Enola Gay the plane that dropped the Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima on 6 August 1945.

Medals and Awards

Silver Star Medal
Air Medal

Death and Burial

Sergeant Richard H. Nelson died on 1 February 2003 in Riverside, CA. He is buried at Riverside National Cemetery in Riverside.

Honoree ID: 2897   Created by: MHOH




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