New England Air Museum
William F. Van Gelder

 

Recent Address:

24681 Via San Anselmo, Mission Viejo, CA 96292

Email:

 

Family Information:

 

Hometown:

Sacramento, CA

Date Entered Service:

1942

Service Number:

T126406

Bomb Group:

462nd Bomb Group

Squadron:

768th Bomb Squadron

Location of Unit:

Salina, KS

Missions Flown:

10

Hump Missions Flown:

 

Targets:

Yawata,Tokyo, etc.

Awards/Decorations:

 

Service Schools Attended:

Navigation Flight Training 1943

Military Specialty(ies):

MOS 1034-Navigator

Rank Upon Discharge:

1st Lt.

Crew Type:

Flight crew

Airplane Serial No.& Name:

 

Were you a POW?

No

Were you interned?

No

Date Transferred from the 58th:

 

Date Discharged from the 58th:

1945

Post-WWII Military Service:

 

Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):

Civilian Navigator for United Airlines and Seaboard Airlines.

Thoughts on the 58th Bomb Wing:

 

Comments:
A copy of "Clips of WWII As Told by William F. Van Gelder" is on file in the 58th Bomb Wing Memorial Office.

 


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