Wartime Heritage ASSOCIATION
Remembering World War II Vincent Emerald Nelson Royal Canadian Air Force
Vincent Emerald Nelson Pilot Officer J/93997 415 Squadron, RCAF January 30, 1926 Bentley, Alberta July 30, 1943 Edmonton, Alberta Red Deer, Alberta 17 5 feet, 9 inches Medium Blue Brown Single Apprentice Tinsmith United Marius Christian Nelson (Father) Red Deer, Alberta November 2, 1944 18 Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, United Kingdom Panel 252.
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Pilot Officer Nelson went overseas disembarking in the United Kingdom on April 7, 1944. He joined 415 Squadron on September 20, 1944. On November 2, 1944, Halifax III NA583 of 415 Squadron departed RAF Eastmoor at 16:30 hrs with a crew of eight, including Pilot Officer Vincent Emerald Nelson acting as air gunner. The aircraft crashed in the Monschau Forest, near Rocherath, Belgium. The remains of the crew were buried at the site of the crash. The crash was of great violence and due to the severity of the wreckage remains of six crew members, including Pilot Officer Nelson could not be identified. Their names are listed on the Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, United Kingdom.