Berwyn F. Nicholas

by Erica Nicholas
(Kentwood, Michigan)

Berwyn F. Nicholas
Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army Air Forces
515th Bomber Squadron, 376th Bomber Group, Heavy

This is my great grandfather. I never really was told much about him, I wish I could know a lot more. I know one of his brother's was still alive at the time when I found out all of his information from the war.

I know he is memorialized in the Tablets of the Missing in Italy. If anyone has more information on his unit I would greatly appreciate it if you could contact me. Thank you!

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Sep 26, 2019
i find this web site
by: Anonymous

Service # 36893392
Rank Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army Air Forces
Unit 515th Bomber Squadron, 376th Bomber Group, Heavy
Entered Service From Michigan
Date of Death November 11, 1944
Status Missing In Action
Memorialized Tablets of the Missing
Sicily-Rome American Cemetery Nettuno, Italy

May 26, 2019
Berwyn F. Nicholas

Hi Erica,
Berwyn was my dad's older brother. There is a memorial plaque for Berwyn in the Maple Grove cemetery in Ovid, Michigan.

May 22, 2019
by: April

Hi Erica. It is very possible that your great grandfather was on the same flight as my uncle. Do you know the date of missing aircraft or MACR?

May 22, 2019
where was the 515 376 bomber group trained
by: Anonymous

My namesake, cousin A W Lain was in this bomber group on a B24 as a nose gunner, June 16th, 1944 he was killed by a German fighter plane machine guns. Soon after he was killed the plane they called The Wheel took a direct hit from ground fired anti air to the right wing. The wing came off and all but one died in that tragic situation. The one survivor managed to get out and parachute to the ground where he was captured by the Germans and in prison for the remainder of the war. After liberated he wrote this detailed account of what happened.

Does anyone know were the 376 515 was trained?

Mar 22, 2017
by: April

My uncle Maxwell Quartner was on that mission as well.
I was in contact with the USAF and they sent me information (as little as they had). My mother and I also did our DNA and it turned up nothing. I was in contact with the nephew of Joseph Sekerak right before 9/11. I wrote to him but did not hear back from him. You can contact me at If you have questions and I can be of any help just let me know. In the subject field please put Maxwell Quartner.

Sep 15, 2015
Thank you!
by: Heather

Thank you for serving I am so greatful for you!

Jun 20, 2015
James Sanden
by: Sharon

My Uncle Jim was also in this crew. I am trying to find info as well. Mostly trying to find about the other missions they had flown. In the picture he is in the front row, 3rd from the right. My dad was only 10 when his brother was reported as MIA and he doesn't really like to talk about him.

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