MAX E NICHOLS
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HONORED ON PANEL 30E, LINE 11 OF THE WALL

MAX E NICHOLS

WALL NAME

MAX E NICHOLS

PANEL / LINE

30E/11

DATE OF BIRTH

06/06/1929

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG TRI

DATE OF CASUALTY

11/17/1967

HOME OF RECORD

HOUGHTON

COUNTY OF RECORD

Allegany County

STATE

NY

BRANCH OF SERVICE

AIR FORCE

RANK

MAJ

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR MAX E NICHOLS
POSTED ON 7.3.2023
POSTED BY: john fabris

honoring you....

Say not in grief he is no more, but live in thankfulness that he was.
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POSTED ON 6.2.2021
POSTED BY: ANON

Never Forgotten

On the remembrance of your 92nd birthday, your sacrifice is not forgotten.

HOOAH
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POSTED ON 1.24.2021
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Maj. Max Nichols, Thank you for your service as a Tactical Aircraft Pilot. Saying thank you isn't enough, but it is from the heart. It’s a New Year, but not necessarily better. Time passes quickly. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage and faithfulness, especially now. Rest in peace with the angels.
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POSTED ON 2.15.2020

Final Mission of MAJ Max E. Nichols

On the morning of November 17, 1967, a U.S. Air Force Douglas EB-66C Destroyer from the 41st Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron, 355th Tactical Fighter Wing, departed Takhli Royal Thai Air Force Base for a mission over North Vietnam. Shortly after takeoff, the right engine failed, and the pilot, MAJ Max E. Nichols, performed his engine out procedures and prepared the aircraft and the crew for an emergency landing at Takhli. While the jet was on short final, it descended rapidly into rough ground about 1200 feet short of the runway, slid for a distance, caught fire, and exploded. Only two of the seven crewmen were able to escape the burning aircraft. The lost crew included MAJ Nichols, electronic warfare officers CAPT Rey L. Duffin and MAJ Karl D. Hezel, and navigators MAJ William McDonald and 1LT Theodore W. Johnson. The EB-66 reportedly had a history of engine problems. At or near max weight, hot climate, and the fact that the aircraft was very hard to control with one engine made a successful engine-out takeoff and landing a slim prospect. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org, aviation-safety.net, and togetherweserved.com]
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POSTED ON 11.17.2016
POSTED BY: A Grateful Vietnam Veteran

Thank You

Thank you Major Nichols for your devotion, leadership and courage.
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