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This collection contains nineteen correspondence written by 1st Lt. John G. Nall, USAAF to his friend Mary Symmes during the Second World War.
First Lieutenant John Graham "Jack" Nall, United States Army Air Force (5/7/1923 - 7/6/1944) was born in Wilmington, North Carolina to John Paul and Alberta Blanchard Nall. He was inducted into the USAAF on 6 July 1944 and trained as a pilot. 1LT Nall was assigned to the 12th Air Force, 57th Bombardment Wing, 321st Bombardment group, 447th Bombardment Squadron, aboard a B-25 Mitchell Medium Bomber Aircraft, stationed in the Mediterranean Theater of Operations. He was killed in action by enemy anti-aircraft fire on 6 July 1944, during group misson #422, a bombing raid that targeted a vado viaduct in Italy. All eighteen of the airships that took part in the raid were holed by anti-aircraft fire. The mission had a bombing accuracy rating of 41% and Mission efficiency rating of 34%. 1LT Nall's plane, "Rebel Devil," A/C No. 43-27506, was flown back by the copilot and continued to be used by the 447th BS. 1LT Nall is interred in the Oakdale cemetery in Wilmington, North Carolina.
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