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Lieutenant Commander Nichol, Bromfield B.

Commander Nichol was assistant operations officer to Vice Admiral William F. Halsey (Halsey, William F.). He was a passenger in an SBD2 Dauntless flown by Commander Howard L. Young (Young, Howard L.) from Enterprise at 0615 on 7 December and charged with carrying a message to Admiral Husband E. Kimmel (Kimmel, Husband E.). They arrived as the attack on Pearl Harbor was in progress and managed to land at Ford Island with some damage to their aircraft.

See also: Enterprise; Ford Island; Kimmel, Husband E.; Pearl Harbor; Young, Howard L.

You can find out more about SBD Dauntless Units in the following Osprey books:

COMBAT AIRCRAFT 010 SBD Dauntless Units WWII; ELITE 31 US Army Airborne; ELITE 46 US Army Air Force 1; ELITE 51 US Army Air Force 2