Nordholm

 

T/Sgt. Julius Leonard Nordholm Jr.


Born: 14 March 1922 - Chicago, Illinois

Parents: Julius L. Nordholm Sr. & Lillian Larson-Nordholm

Siblings: 1 sister

Home:

    - 1420 South Fourteenth Avenue - Maywood, Illinois

Education:

    - Garfield School

    - Proviso Township High School

        - Class of 1939

Occupation: machinist - Danby Machine Specialty Company

Enlisted:

    - 18 September 1942

        - U.S. Army Air Corps - Chicago, Illinois

Serial Number: 16129617

Training:
    - Maxwell Field, Alabama - 31 January 1943
        - pre-flight school for pilots

    - Kearns Utah - 17 October 1943

    - Wendover Field, Utah - 1 November 1943 - 12 February 1944

        - radio operator

Unit: 467th Bombardment Group (Heavy), 8th Army Air Force

    - member of B-24J bomber crew

    - Serial Number: 42-50481

    - Pilot: Gayle H. Miller

Stationed: Rackheath, England - 11 March 1944 

Engagements:

    - bombing missions over Germany

        - 10 April 1944 - first mission

Killed in Action

    - 16 August 1944 - 101st mission

        - plane took direct hit of flak over Magdeburg, Germany

            - target - Junkers Factory

        - broke in two at windows in the middle of fuselage

        - crew was reported Missing in Action

Buried:

    - 19 May 1950

    - Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery - Saint Louis, Missouri

        - Plot: 84  Grave: 138 - 140

            - shares his grave with the nine other members of his crew

Note: Julius Nordholm was made an Aviation Cadet being trained to become an officer


 

 

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