William H Nellis

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Name: William H Nellis

First Name(s): William H
Last Name: Nellis

Place of birth: New Mexico, Grant Cnty, Santa Rita

Rank: 1 Lt Pilot
ASN: 0-887236
Company: 513th F Sqdrn
Unit: 406th Fighter Grp 9th USAAF

Reported as: MIA ► KIA
Date of incident: 27-12-1944
Place of incident: Winseler area (Lux)

note: Aircraft Republic THUNDERBOLT type P-47D-28RE, #44-19570, took off from its base at Mourmelon-le-Grand, France, for a ground support mission. After observing a German Tank, Half-track and Ack Ack position (anti-aircraft arms), 1 Lt Nellis attacked them by firing 4 shot bursts, scored hits and than crashed into woods alongside of a road near Winseler, Luxembourg.
One believed that due to the haze and and low visibility, Lt Nellis misjudged the ground clearance.

Destination: Bastogne area, Belgium
Mission: Ground Support
MACR11496

Unit history of 406th Fighter Group

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