New England Air Museum
Richard S. Gascoigne

 

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Richard Gascoigne - 1942

 

Recent Address:

36 Vina Lane, Brooklyn, CT 06234

Email:

 

Family Information:

Parents: Albert P. E. and Emma

Hometown:

Reading, MA

Date Entered Service:

July 14, 1942

Service Number:

31139070

Bomb Group:

468th

Squadron:

793rd

Location of Unit:

Smoky Hill Army Air Field, Salina, KS - June 24 1944

Missions Flown:

 

Hump Missions Flown:

4 or 5

Targets:

Central Burma Campaign, C Mandates Palembang, Air Offensive Japan, India-Burma-China Campaign

Awards/Decorations:

Good Conduct Medal, Distinguished Unit Badge, Distinguished Flying Cross, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal with 6 Bronze Stars, Air Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters

Service Schools Attended:

Radio Operator, Sioux Falls ; Radar School, Boca Raton, FL ; Navigation

Military Specialty(ies):

Radar Operator and Mechanic

Rank Upon Discharge:

Staff Sergeant

Crew Type:

Flight crew

Airplane Serial No.& Name:

42-24737 Pioneer II

Were you a POW?

No

Were you interned?

No

Date Transferred from the 58th:

 

Date Discharged from the 58th:

 

Post-WWII Military Service:

 

Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):

Construction/Builder/Carpenter

Comments:

Mr. Gascoigne passed away November 2, 2005 and is buried at the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne, MA.

 

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Richard Gascoigne - 1998

 


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