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The Airmen's Stories - Sgt. D Nelson


Dick Nelson was born on 16th January 1915 and attended Elswick Road Central School in West Hartlepool. He joined the RAF in January 1931 as an Aircraft Apprentice and passed out in December 1933 as a Metal Rigger.

He later applied for pilot training and was accepted. By June 1940 he had qualified and was serving with 235 Squadron.

His service is currently undocumented until January 1942, when he was commissioned, he then transferred to the Technical Branch in 1945.

Nelson remained in the RAF postwar and retired on 26th February 1967 as a Wing Commander.

He died on 26th June 1972.




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