New England Air Museum
Nathan Patland
 
Nate Patland, 1945
Nate Patland, 1945
 
 
Recent Address:   P.O. Box 565, Peoria, AZ 85380-0565
 
Email:    
 
Family Information:   Parents: Sam and Sarah
 
Hometown:   Berrien Springs, MI
 
Date Entered Service:   1942
 
Service Number:   A0677122
 
Bomb Group:   444th Bomb Group
 
Squadron:   677th Bomb Squadron
 
Location of Unit:   Tinian, Marianas Islands; Jun 8, 1945
 
Missions Flown:    
 
Hump Missions Flown:    
 
Targets:   Tokyo (3), Toyohashi (?), Kawanishi, Tsu (2), Okayama, Chiba, Utsonomiya, Osaka, Toyokawa, Hikari
 
Awards/Decorations:   Air Medal with Oak leaf Cluster, Distinguished Unit Citation, American Theater Service Medal
 
Service Schools Attended:   Aviation Cadet- Randolph Field, TX 1943; B-17 Training - Hobbs, NM Oct 1943; B-29 Transition - Clovis, NM May 1945
 
Military Specialty(ies):   MOS 1093-Pilot B-29 VHB
 
Rank Upon Discharge:   1st Lt.
 
Crew Type:   Flight crew
 
Airplane Serial No.& Name:   42-65268 Airborn
 
Were you a POW?   No
 
Were you interned?   No
 
Date Transferred from the 58th:   December 13, 1945
 
Date Discharged from the 58th:   1953 Res.
 
Post-WWII Military Service:
U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force Reserve
 
Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):
Salesman (Manufacturer's Representative)
 
Thoughts on the 58th Bomb Wing:
It gave me the feeling of doing something very worthwhile. I am proud to have served.
 
Comments:
 

 

Nate Patland and Stan Simon, Tinian, 1945
Nate Patland and Stan Simon, Tinian, 1945

 

Nate Patland at 58th Reunion, Norfolk, VA
Nate Patland at 58th Reunion, Norfolk, VA

 


Previous 58th Bomb Wing Veterans Index Next