Tribute to My Grandfather - Frederic N. Hernandez

10th Air Force / 7th Bombardment Group / 492nd Bombardment Squadron

Cpl. James H. Nance, 38040992, Enlisted: 19 Mar 41   Separated: 24 Sep 45

1Lt. James R. Narber, O-702480, Navigator - Kemper Crew

Enlisted: 5 May 42

47 Combat Missions   Distinguished Flying Cross   Distinguished Unit Citation

Air Medal w/Oak Leaf Cluster   Asiatic-Pacific Medal w/4 Bronze Battle Stars

1Lt. Harry L. Nelson, O-696588, B-24 Pilot

Distinguished Flying Cross    Air Medal w/Oak Leaf Cluster

SSgt. Oden H. Nelson, 37322953, Flight Engineer - Stulz Crew   Air Medal

  Nelson was the flight engineer on B-24J #42-78685, assigned to the 10th Air Force, 7th Bombardment Group, 492nd Bombardment Squadron. They were flying a cargo of fuel from Tezpur, India over the Himalayas to Kunming, China when they disappeared.
   Because his body was not recovered, he is memorialized on the Tablets of the Missing.

Major Sidney J. Nethery, Jr., Flight Surgeon

Joined 7th BG: 11 Feb 44   Transferred to ZI: August 1944

TSgt. Earl J. New, 34430886, Flight Engineer - Carl Fritsche Crew

Enlisted: 11 Sep 42    Joined 492nd: 15 Aug 44

Distinguished Flying Cross    Air Medal w/2 Oak Leaf Clusters

Lt. Richard E. Newby, 19093828, B-24 Pilot

Enlisted: 29 Jul 43    Air Medal

PFC Calvin F. Newstrand, 19179507

Enlisted: 28 Oct 42    Separated: 11 Nov 45

Cpl. Irwin E. Nichols, 17042389, Mechanic/Aerial Gunner

Enlisted: 14 Jan 42

2Lt. Robert G. Nichols, O-929975, Radar Operator    Joined 492nd: April 45

@lt. Robert E. Nicholson, 0-2009944, Bombardier - Chandler Crew    Air Medal

1Lt. Wilfred J. Nienhius, Jr., O-827919, B-24 Pilot

Enlisted: 20 Oct 42   Crew Assigned: 23 Jan 45   Air Medal w/Oak Leaf Cluster

Sgt. Neal H. Nilson, 36340357, Aerial Gunner - Breedlove Crew   Enlisted: 20 May 42

TSgt. John B. Niquette, 16009803, Aerial Gunner - Pirruccello Crew

Enlisted: 16 Aug 41   Separated: 30 Jun 44

Air Medal w/Oak Leaf Cluster

PFC Kenneth L. Niver, 16043810   Enlisted: 3 Jan 42   Separated: 28 Oct 45

1Lt. Ross L. Noltimier, O-7707742, Co Pilot - Lindquist Crew

Enlisted: 1 Jan 42    Air Medal w/Oak Leaf Cluster

Sgt. Charles R. North, 33734592, Armorer Gunner    Enlisted: 2 Sep 43

1Lt. Robert L. Northrup, O-761175, B-24 Pilot   Air Medal w/Oak Leaf Cluster

2Lt. Robert A. Nuffer, O-889811, Bombardier - Murrell Crew

Enlisted: 30 Dec 43

1Lt. Eric (NMI) Nyhlen, O-795292, Navigator

Enlisted: 17 Mar 42   Returned to ZI: 17 Aug 44   Separated: 21 Dec 45

Distinguished Flying Cross w/Oak Leaf Cluster   Air Medal w/Oak Leaf Cluster

7th BG Personnel