ROAK Fitchburg Sentinel (Fitchburg, Massachusetts) > 1945 > March > 20 Second Lt. Halsey S. Nisula , son of Mrs Alice E. Nisula of 7 Gienwood st, Gardner is missing in action in a flight over Austria since Feb. 25, according to a telegram from the war department received yesterday by his mother. Lt. Nisula , navigator aboard a B-17 , entered the service in August of 1943, and received his training at Michigan state college and Selman Field, Monroe , La. wher he was commissioned in the army air corps. He holds the Air Medal for heroism displayed during a mission over enemey occupied territory and had completed more than a score of missions from his base with the 15th air force in Italy. He was a graduate of Gardner high in 1941 , where he was active in sports, being a member of the track and swimming team. At Selman field he was awarded a medal for taking first place in the pole vault during an air corps meet. Besides his mother, he has one brother in the service, Pfc. Richard Nisula , in Germany, two other brothers, James of this city and Ralph of Leominster, and a siter Mrs Virginia Sabean of Gardner.
Fitchburg Sentinel (Fitchburg, Massachusetts) > 1945 > July > 31 Lt Halsey Nisula of Gardner was killed in action according to casualty reports received today. Lt. Nisula who was reported as missing in action over Austria on Feb. 25 was killed on April 12 in a prisoner of war camp of the Germans, according to a telegram received by his mother, Mrs Alice Nisula of 7 Glenwood st. Gardner He was serving as a lead navigator on a B-17 Flying Fortress and had been awarded the Air Medal with an Oak leaf clustr. Lt Nisula was a graduate of Gardner high school , 1939. He reported for army duty in June 1943 and was commissioned in August 1944 at Selma army air filed , Ala. He left for overseas service in Sept. 1944 and was attached to the 15th AAF in Italy Regards, Alicia