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Nordholm, T/Sgt. Julius L. Jr.

Nordholm

Name: 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 – Cicero, Illinois
Selective Service Registration: 27 June 1942
Contact Person: Julius Nordholm – father
Residence: 1017 Orchard Drive – Maywood, Illinois
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 – the plane’s first mission
Killed in Action
– 16 August 1944 – 101st mission
– the plane took a direct hit of flak over Magdeburg, Germany
– target – Junkers Factory
– broke in two at windows in the middle of the fuselage
– the 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

Nordholm Grave

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