Francis W. Nye

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Nye in the 1950s

Francis Walter Nye (June 29, 1918 – January 13, 2019)[1] was an American military personnel. He served as a United States Air Force major general who was a B-24 Liberator and B-29 Superfortress combat pilot. He was commander, Field Command, Defense Atomic Support Agency, Sandia Base, N.M. During his career, he was awarded the Legion of Merit two times and the Distinguished Flying Cross also two times.

In November 1968, he was appointed chairman of the U.S. delegation of the Inter-American Defense Board, the Joint Brazil-U.S. Defense Commission, and the U.S. section, Joint Mexican-U.S. Defense Commission.

Nye was born in Barton, Vermont. He studied at the University of Vermont. His wife, Nina, died in 2017.[2] Nye died in Albuquerque, New Mexico on January 13, 2019 at the age of 100.[3]

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  1. "You searched: Francis W Nye 19180629". Public Background Checks. Retrieved 2011-04-19.
  2. "Nina Nye's Obituary on Albuquerque Journal". Albuquerque Journal.
  3. Francis Nye obituary