TSgt. Jerre Nibling, ASN 14055879

Flight Engineer / Gunner - Olson Crew

10th Air Force / 7th Bombardment Group / 493rd Bombardment Squadron

Enlisted 27 Nov 41   Honorable Discharge: 5 Feb 46

Flexible Gunnery Training - Tyndall Field, FL (5 weeks)

Airplane Mechanic School - Keesler Field, MS (19 weeks)

Departed for Theater: 16 Jan 43   Arrived: 30 Jan 43

Returned to USA: 18 Aug 44

61 Combat Missions    Total Combat Hours: 583:30

Distinguished Flying Cross w/Oak Leaf Cluster    Air Medal w/2 Oak Leaf Clusters

American Defense Medal    Asiatic-Pacific Theater w/Bronze Service Star

World War II Victory Medal    Good Conduct Medal

(Images/Info Courtesy of Nibling Family)

Ralph Olson & Crew
(Photo courtesy of 7thBGHF)

Back, L-R: 1Lt. Kenimer O. Camp (B), 1Lt. James C. Traweek (N)
1Lt. Roy M. Shaw (CP), Capt. Ralph M. Olson (P)

Front, L-R: TSgt. Theodore S. Smith (G), SSgt. Warren W. Stubbs (G), SSgt. Ralph R. Perrone (G)
TSgt. Nibling (E), TSgt. Ernest M. "Don" Neil (RO)

Photo taken at Pandaveswar, 1944.

Olson was shot down in Korea while flying an F-86.

Article from CBI Roundup, January 13, 1944

TSgt. Nibling's Find-A-Grave.com Memorial

493rd BS Personnel

7th BG Personnel