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First Name: Bonnie

Last Name: Nabors

Birthplace: Comanche County, TX, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)

Home of Record: DeLeon, TX
Middle Name: V.

Date of Birth: 17 October 1918

Date of Death: 25 March 2007

Rank: Technical Sergeant

Years Served:
Bonnie V. Nabors

•  World War II (1941 - 1945)


Bonnie V. Nabors

Technical Sergeant, U. S. Army Air Corps

Silver Star

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star to Technical Sergeant Bonnie V. Nabors, United States Army Air Forces, for heroism in action while serving with the 19th Transport Squadron, during the attack on Hickam Field, Territory of Hawaii, by Japanese forces (aircraft) on 7 December 1941.
Technical Sergeant Nabors proceeded to Hangar No. 17 where the squadron's planes were parked. The adjacent hangar, No. 15, had already been severely bombed. A plane close by had been hit and was burning rapidly and its proximity to the transport planes greatly endangered them.
Noting this danger, Sergeant Nabors assisted the crew of one of the planes in rolling it back from the hangar a short distance. Although under fire by the enemy, Sergeant Nabors climbed into the plane, opened the escape hatch, and from this position assisted the pilot in taxiing the plane through debris and dense smoke to a position of comparative safety.
Sergeant Nabors displayed quick thinking, bravery, coolness and a great devotion to duty by his action and was an inspiration to those who observed these acts. The heroism displayed by Technical Sergeant Nabors on this occasion reflect great credit upon himself and the military service.

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Texas WWII Exceptional Gallantry

Honoree ID: 316789   Created by: drjones46




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