670th BS Patch

416th Bombardment Group (L)

1Lt. Arthur William Nordstrom

Pilot,  O-684399

Killed In Action - Sep 29, 1944

670th Bombardment Squadron (L)


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      Born: 03-Jun-1919, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois

Entered Military Service: Date: 14-Sep-1940 At: Chicago, IL From: Cook County, Illinois
NARA Enlistment Record: Enlisted Serial # 16001676

Buried: Luxembourg American Cemetery, Luxembourg, Plot D Row 6 Grave 8

On-line Memorials:
National World War II Registry     Overseas American Cemeteries
American Battle Monuments Commission Memorial, Certificate
Fields of Honor Database

A/C Last Sighted and was Lost as a result of Enemy Anti-Aircraft. Aircraft received direct hit over target area, exploded and broke in half.

Moderate to intense flak at the target cost us two planes, both flown by our original crews from the States. A direct hit in the tunnel gunner's hatch of Lt Arthur W. Nordsrom's plane broke it in the middle. As the plane fell in the target area, one parachute was seen. ... Lt Nordstrom's gunners were Staff Sergeants Joseph D. Gossett and Robert L. Miller.
(416th BG History 1944)

See also MACR 9273 and Mission # 148

Photos and Documents
1920 US Census
1930 US Census
1940 US Census
1940 US Census
Chicago Tribune (Chicago, Illinois) 18 Jun 1944, Sun Page 110
Chicago Daily Tribune (Chicago, Illinois) 28 Oct 1945, Sun Page 40
Chicago Daily Tribune (Chicago, Illinois) 28 Oct 1945, Sun Page 150
Headstone Inscription and Interment Record
Rosters Of WW II Dead
WW II Army and Army Air Force Casualty List
National World War II Memorial Registry
National World War II Memorial Registry
American Battle Monuments Commission Certificate

Source information can be viewed at WWII Military Service Fatalities Sources

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