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NICOLSON, JAMES BRINDLEY

Rank:
Wing Commander
Service No:
39329
Date of Death:
02/05/1945
Age:
29
Regiment/Service:
Royal Air Force
 
355 Sqdn.
Awards:
V C, D F C
Panel Reference:
Column 445.
Memorial:
SINGAPORE MEMORIAL
Additional Information:
Son of Leslie Gibson Nicolson and Dorothea Hilda Nicolson; husband of Muriel Caroline Nicolson, of Kirkby Wharfe, Yorkshire.

Citation

The citation in the London Gazette of 15th November, 1940, gives the following details: On August 16th, 1940, during an air battle near Southampton, four cannon shells hit wing Cdr. Nicolson's aircraft, two wounding him and one setting fire to the gravity tank. When about to abandon his plane he sighted an enemy fighter which, despite the flames in his cockpit, he attacked and brought down. In so doing he incurred serious burns on his hands, face and neck. In continuing to engage the enemy although wounded and with his aircraft on fire, wing Cdr. Nicolson displayed exceptional gallantry and disregard for his own life.

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SINGAPORE MEMORIAL

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