Harry Keith Nave was born at Elizabethton, Tennessee, the son of Henry Eugene Nave and Hettie Mae Gouge. He had been in the Army since 1940, when he left Elizabethton as a member of Company A, 117th Infantry. He had been in the Air Corps since June, 1942. His brother Leslie Herschel Nave was killed in action in Italy.

The Independent Record (Montana) 5 March 1943
Three men killed in plane crash in New Mexico
Roswell, N.M., March 4 – Three men were killed in a plane crash at the Roswell army flying school today, the public relations office announced.
The dead were:
Second Lieut. Kingdom C. Gis, 25, University City, Mo.
Aviation Cadet Harry K. Nave, 21, son of H.E. Nave, Elizabethtown, Tenn.
Aviation Cadet James W. Nicoson, 22, son of Mrs. Mary C. Carlson, San Francisco

He is buried in the Laurel section of the Happy Valley Memorial Park, Elizabethton, TN.

  • Rank: Aviation Cadet
  • Date of birth:
  • 1 October 1922
  • Date of death: 5 March 1943
  • County: Carter
  • Hometown: Elizabethton
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Happy Valley Memorial Park, Elizabethton, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar VIII, Top Panel
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