William Alden Nichols, a charter member of the “Greatest Generation”, passed from this life on February 24, 2020.


“Bill” was 101. He was preceded in death by his wife of 74 years, Doris Irene (Robinson) Nichols, son William A. Nichols Jr., and daughter Lelani (Albert) Himegarner. He is survived by his daughters Kathryn Wimett, Christine (Peter) Schloss, and son Robert “Bob” Nichols. In life he was a blessing to his grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren.
Bill lived a storied life which included his presence as one of the first members of the United States Armed Forces to occupy Hiroshima at the end of World War 2. For pictures and to read more of this man’s remarkable life please see the tribute posted in celebration of his Centennial Birthday:
Peace Everyone. Peter Schloss

14 thoughts on “William Alden Nichols, August 16, 1918 – February 24, 2020.

  1. My condolences to you and Christine. She was blessed to have her dad for long. You are equally blessed with your mom. Not a day goes by when I have a question about that only she can give me the answer. Ask your questions now.

  2. Sending my love and condolences. He died on what would have been my father’s 114th birthday. He, too, was with the Army Aircorp with the Flying Tigers. Great men who made a great impact.

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