New England Air Museum
Sheldon J. Dante


Sheldon Dante, WWII


Recent Address:

162 Mineral Springs Road, Warnerville, NY 12187



Family Information:

Parents: James and Laura; Daughters: Mary, Catherine, Shelley


Cobleskill, NY

Date Entered Service:

July 21, 1942

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Location of Unit:


Missions Flown:


Hump Missions Flown:





Bronze Star,Distinguished Unit Badge,Good Conduct Medal,Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal

Service Schools Attended:

AAF Airpalne Mechanic 1942-19 weeks; AAF Airplane Mechanic B-29 1943-10 weeks; AAF Engine Specialist 1943-6 weeks

Military Specialty(ies):

MOS 750-Aircraft Maintenance Technician

Rank Upon Discharge:


Crew Type:

Ground crew

Airplane Serial No.& Name:

42-24580 Undecided

Were you a POW?


Were you interned?


Date Transferred from the 58th:


Date Discharged from the 58th:

October 13, 1945

Post-WWII Military Service:


Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):

Truck Driver; Owner/Operator of International Truck Agency.

When semi-retired helped as professional picture framer in wife Leah's business. Retired and restored 1948 Diamond-T pick-up truck.

Thoughts on the 58th Bomb Wing:

I know Sheldon never forgot his time in India, Chengtu, China, and Tinian. We went to first CBI reunion in 1975 and many more after that. Renewed old friendships. Sheldon was ill 8 months and during that time spoke often of his stay in CBI theater.


Mr. Dante died as a result of cancer on July 13th 1996. (S/Leah Dante.) He is buried at the Wightman Family Cemetery in Maryland, NY.


Sheldon Dante, Crew Chief on the "Undecided"


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