This collection contains personal correspondence and records of LtCol. Douglass R. Nicklas, USAAF during the Second World
War and the Korean War.
Lieutenant Colonel Douglass R. Nicklas, United States Army (7/20/1923 - 8/11/1998) studied psychology at the University of
Maryland before he entered active service in Army on March 12, 1944, five days before he married "Kitty" on March 17. He served
in the European Theater of Operations as a fighter pilot flying P-47s, conducting bomber, escort, strafing, and column cover
missions. After the war, he continued his studies and earned a bachelor's degree in psychology at Maryland and a master's
in experimental psychology from the University of Illinois. He was then recalled from the Air Force Reserve during the Korean
War and remained in the US training pilots to fly P-51 fighters. He worked a long career as a human factors psychologist in
the field of ergonomics, and passed away at his home in Oxnard at 75 years old.
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