Location:
36 Perimeter Rd., Bradley Int'l Airport,
Windsor Locks,CT 06096
N 41d 56' 512" W 72d 41' 36"  
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Hours:
Open 7 days a week, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Phone (860) 623-3305

Admission:
Adults 12 & Up $12.00
Children 4-11 $6.50
3 & Under Free
Seniors 65 & Up $11.00

New England Air Museum
Elmer Jelgerhuis

 

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Family Information:

Parents: George and Allie; Brother: Alvin (twin)

Hometown:

Edgerton, MN

Date Entered Service:

September 29, 1942

Service Number:

37263450

Bomb Group:

468th

Squadron:

794th

Location of Unit:

Salina, KS 1943

Missions Flown:

Many, but do not have records. Records show 111 combat hours and 146 combat/ferry hours.

Hump Missions Flown:

Many, but do not have records

Targets:

Do not have records

Awards/Decorations:

Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal, Purple Heart, 4 Battle Stars, Distinguished Unit Badge, Good Conduct Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, American Theater Service Medal.

Service Schools Attended:

Army Training School, Sheppard Field, TX 19 weeks; Pratt & Witney Factory School, Detroit, MI 6 weeks; AAF Training School, Lowery Field, CO 6 weeks

Military Specialty(ies):

Airplane Mechanic, Aerial Gunner Mechanic

Rank Upon Discharge:

Staff Sergeant

Crew Type:

Flight crew

Airplane Serial No.& Name:

42-24715 Old Campaigner

Were you a POW?

No

Were you interned?

No

Date Transferred from the 58th:

Missing in action - December 26, 1944

Date Discharged from the 58th:

 

Post-WWII Military Service:

 

Thoughts on the 58th Bomb Wing:

Old Campaigner went down near Mukden, China, on a bombing mission on 12/21/44. Only one crew member, Elbert Edwards, was able to get out of the plane.

Comments:

Sergeant Jelgerhuis is buried at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.

 


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