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Nelsen, Maxwell Gifford


Posted By: Von Mings Stachon (email)
Date: 5/8/2007 at 19:55:31

Nelsen, Maxwell Gifford

Buckingham, IA

Serial No: 485607

Born: Feb 11, 1920

Parents: Marcus and Elvie Nelsen

Entered Marines: Dec 1, 1942

Training in US: San Diego, CA; Jacksonville, FL; Cherry Point, NC

Left for Overseas: Alameda Air Station, Oakland, CA, Jul 25, 1945; arrived Pearl Harbor on Jul 31, 1945

Overseas Training: Ewa, Marine Aair Station, Oahu, Jand Island, Midway. Assigned UMB-614

Returned to US: Pearl Harbor, Mar 21, 1946; San Diego, CA, Mar 29, 1946

Discharged: San Diego, CA on May 7, 1946. Rating: T/Sgt

Months in Service: In US, 32; overseas, 9

From Oct 1, 1943 to Feb 1946, careful estimates of planes, gas, bombs and bullets used, payroll ration, clothing etc., amounted to $60,000,000 for UMB-614, a medium bomber group.

Present Occupation: Farming

Veteran data included here was generously provided by the American Legion Kubik-Finch Post #142, Traer, IA; data gathered by the Legion about 1949.)


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