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    Default F/O Alberto A. NIDO RCAF 610 Squadron?

    F/O Alberto A. Nido RCAF

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    Hi guys

    The above pilot from Porto Rico joined the RCAF, was posted to UK and apparently flew Spits with 610 Squadron circa 1943, before transferring to USAAF.

    Has anyone come across him?

    Cheers
    Brian

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    Hi Brian,

    Aviation Archaeology has Alberto listed as having 3 accidents in his USAAF/USAF career.

    31/3/44 P-51B 43-6730 107 TRS, 67TRG, 9th USAAF. Landing accident Middle Wallop, England (Base 449).

    20/9/44 P-51B 43-6321 9WRS, 74FB, 9th USAAF. Forced landing, out of gas 9 miles SE Rambouillet, France (Base A41).

    19/4/53 P-47N 44-89259 198 FIS, USAF. Landing accident Isla Grande Airport, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

    Link http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbapi.asp?Pilot=Nido%2C+Alberto+A&Submit7=Go

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    Brian,

    I assume you have already seen this link -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alberto_A._Nido.

    If you haven't, I hope it can help a little.

    There might be something here, too: http://www.accident-report.com/world/europe/uk/uk4403.html.

    And there: http://www.accident-report.com/world/camerica/puertorico.html.

    Fox.

    Editing: his full name was Alberto Angel Nido-Nido.

    http://files.usgwarchives.net/foreign/puertorico/cemeteries/pr-national/pr-n2.txt
    http://www.histopolis.com/Grave/Detail.aspx?GraveID=286829397
    http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Nido&GSfn=Alberto&GSbyrel=all& GSdyrel=all&GSob=n&GRid=3237622&df=all&)
    Last edited by Fox; 9th December 2012 at 21:41.
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    Thanks guys

    A little more is now known. I wonder if he did fly with 610 Squadron, as implied?

    Cheers
    Brian

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    My friend Mike Lewis, Secretary of the 610 Sqn Association, confirms that Lt Nido was attached to 610 for a short period.

    Mike has added some details:

    Lieut Nido, Alberto A. USAAC (Puerto Rico) was on detachment to 610 Sqn 1/10/43. Flew Spitfire V BL850 14/10/43 on Circus 56; flew EE753 on Rodeo 43; flew AD577 on Convoy Patrol 20/10/43; flew BL990 on Naval Patrol 23/10/43; flew AD348 on Shipping Recco 24/10/43; flew Escort to Ramrod 94 (Cherbourg) in AD348 24/10/43; flew Escort to Ramrod 94 in AD557 25/10/43; flew BL787 on Circus to Guipavas Airfield 26/10/43; flew AD577 on Patrol 26/10/43; flew BL787 on Ramrod to Cherbourg 27/10/43; Made a forced landing because of engine failure in Spitfire Vc EE615 at ‘Halfway House’ on Langport to Somerton Road, Somerset while operating from Bolt Head and was uninjured. Flew AD271 on Recco to Sept Isles 10/11/43; Flew AD577 on Convoy Patrol 11/11/43; Returned to home unit 16/11/43. Captain Alberto A. Nido, Royal Canadian Air Force, Royal Air Force and the USAAF. He flew missions as a bomber pilot for the RCAF and as a Supermarine Spitfire fighter pilot for the RAF. As member of the RAF, he belonged to 67th Reconnaissance Squadron who participated in 275 combat missions. Nido later transferred to the USAAF's 67th Fighter Group as a P-51 Mustang fighter pilot. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross with four oak leaf clusters and the Air Medal with four oak leaf clusters. Nido co-founded the Puerto Rico Air National Guard and retired a Brigadier General.

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    Further to my previous post, Mike Lewis has just sent me a small amendment to the data. 25/10/43 AD557, Ramrod 94 should read Ramrod 95.

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    Thanks Dave & Mike

    Very much appreciated.

    Cheers
    Brian

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