NELSON, WILLIAM HUMPHREY
Name: William Humphrey Nelson Branch/Rank: United States Air Force/O6 Unit: Date of Birth: 24 September 1917 Home City of Record: FILION MI Date of Loss: 20 July 1966 Country of Loss: North Vietnam Loss Coordinates: 204557 North 1052059 East Status (in 1973): Missing in Action Category: 1 Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: F105D #0116 Missions: Other Personnel in Incident: Refno: 0398
Source: Compiled by P.O.W. NETWORK from one or more of the following: raw data from U.S. Government agency sources, correspondence with POW/MIA families, published sources, interviews and CACCF = Combined Action Combat Casualty File. 2016
REMARKS: 09/30/77 REMAINS RETURNED BY SRV
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A review of Library of Congress holdings related to this case indicate that documents differ widely in their statements -
Document 457/0398-1-01/296-298 states William Humprey's plane crashed and remains were recovered at the time. Date of this report was 06/04/97.
Document 101/14324/1-4 states there was a burial and grave site later found by a refugee in Hoa Binh (Ha Son Binh) Province. Date of this report was 05/24/91.
NOTE: several months before his loss, Col. Nelson wrote a note to parents of another POW/MIA, Don C. Wood. Wood's case is full of discrepancies, questions remain unanswered.
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