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
CACCF CRASH/PILOT
No further information available at this time.
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.
 
 
Sue Booms wore the silver bracelet on her wrist for years. ... She never knew the story behind the man her POW/MIA bracelet memorialized.