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CONRAD R. NECRASON, COLONEL, USAF, 1246A

"Nick" was born 16 Dec. 1911 at the shrine of baseball in Cooperstown, N. Y. After attending school in Virginia and Pennsylvania, he entered West Point and graduated in 1936. Upon completion of flying school he served for two years in the 3rd Pursuit in the Philippine Islands. Upon return to the U. S. he served with the 35th Fighter at Moffett Field one year before joining the 7th Bombardment Group at Salt Lake City. He departed for the Southwest Pacific in Dec. 1941 and served for 27 months as Group Commander of the 7th in the SW Pacific and the CBI. Returning to the States in 1944 he served as CO of Chatham Field, Ga. and as Deputy Wing CO at Drew Field, Fla. In 1946 he departed for Germany and was a Base Commander at Erlangen, Germany and Deputy Wing Commander at Wiesbaden. Returning from overseas in 1949 he entered the AWC and will be assigned to SAC with station at Fairfield, Calif. He flew 360 combat hours during the war. Hobbies: photography, hunting, and golf. His wife, Myrle, is from Virginia. Child: Sandra (age 4).

HILMER C. NELSON, COLONEL, USAF, 1293A

"Nelse" or "Nellie" was born 15 January 1910 at Roy, N. D. but calls Seattle, Wash. his home. He attended the Univ. of Washington in Seattle from 1929-31 and enlisted in the Army Air Corps in July 1931 with assignment to the 34th Pursuit Sqdn at March Field, Calif. He graduated from Kelly Field in 1935 and served with: 97th Observation Sqdn. Ft. Riley, Kans. and was ordered to Wheeler Fld., T.H. in time for December 7, 1941. During his two years in Hawaii he served as CO, 18th Air Base Group and Deputy of Wheeler Fld. Returned to the ZI March 1943, he was assigned to A-3 Seattle Air Defense Wing and in Nov. 1943 went to England with the 70th Ftr. Wg. As A-3 and Deputy CO, he served with the 70th in England, France, Belgium and Germany. The 70th Ftr Wg. controlled and operated Fighter-Bombers of the IX TAC on thebeach in Normandy and throughout the 1944 campaigns in Europe. June 1945 he returned to the US and was assigned as Deputy CO Laredo AF Base and later served with the IX Air Force at Biggs Field. After graduating from the Command Course at Leavenworth in 1946 he served three years in DCS/O Hq. USAF with duties in Guided Missile Operations and Training. His next duty will be with the Hq, R&D Command, Washington D. C. Nelse's active hobbies are bowling and swimming. Deferred hobbies - golf, tennis, boating and fishing. His wife, Louise, was born in Seattle, Washington. Children are Douglas (12), Janice (8), Stephen (3) and Linda (1).

WILLIAM R. NEVITT, COLONEL, USAF, 1873A

"Bill" was born 25 April 1913 and calls Houston, Texas, home. He attended Iowa State College, 1931-35, entering flying school in

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