New England Air Museum
Calvin L. Knutson
 
Recent Address:   4400 Morris Lane, Bloomington, MN 55437
 
Email:    
 
Family Information:   Parents: Anton and Esther; Wife: Jo-Ellen; Children: Kathryn, Carl, Carol, Laura, Elizabeth
 
Hometown:   Clarkfield, MN
 
Date Entered Service:   June 1943
 
Service Number:   37569334 and O-788794
 
Bomb Group:   462nd
 
Squadron:   769th
 
Location of Unit:   Tinian - July 13 1945
 
Missions Flown:   5
 
Hump Missions Flown:    
 
Targets:   Hachiogi, Yawata, Saga, Toyokawa, Fukuyama
 
Awards/Decorations:   Air Medal, Distinguished Unit Badge, Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon with 2 Bronze Stars, Overseas Service (2), WWII Victory Medal
 
Service Schools Attended:   College Training Detachment Jul-Dec 1943; Preflight Dec 1943; Gunnery - Las Vegas, NV 1944
 
Military Specialty(ies):   MOS 1035-Bombardier, Gunner
 
Rank Upon Discharge:   2nd Lieutenant
 
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:    
 
Post-WWII Military Service:    
 
Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):
Teacher
 
Comments:
Mr. Knutson passed away June 2, 2010 and is buried at Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis, MN

 


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