Dorothy Mae Nichols was born in Seattle, Washington in 1916. Her family moved to Los Angeles, California shortly after that. She graduated from UCLA in 1938. She joined the Women's Auxiliary Service Pilots (WASPs) in 1943 and became a pilot. She flew fighter aircraft from factories to Army Air Force airfields. She was killed in a crash of a P-39 during takeoff at Minot AFB, North Dakota in 1944.
Edwin A. Nichols was born in 1915, in Los Angeles, California. Graduated from UCLA and entered the US Army in 1938. He served in the 3rd Inf Div and fought in North Africa, Scilily, and Italy. Was wounded at Anzio, but survived. Edwin Nichols remained in the US Army after WWII. He eventually retired as a full colonel.