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Glenn Warren Nelson

Graduating Class of 1943
Served in World War II

Staff Sergeant
Glenn Warren Nelson

676th Bombardment Squadron
444th Bomber Group (Very Heavy)


Racine, WI

Date of Birth

Location of Death

Tinian Island, Northern Mariana Islands

Date of Death

Location of Burial

Graceland Cemetery, Racine, WI

More About Staff Sergeant Nelson

Staff Sergeant Nelson enlisted 16 Dec 1941. S. Sgt. Nelson was the central fire control gunner aboard B-29 Superfortress #42-24723, named "Shanghai Lil Ridges Again." He was the sole fatality when the order was given to bail out of the crippled bomber over water after receiving flak damage on a mission over Tokyo. He drowned at sea after parachuting from his aircraft and is now memorialized at the Honolulu Memorial in Honolulu, HI.