New England Air Museum
Stephen J. Mikstay
462nd, 770th, Keller Crew
Back Row: Alfred J. Keller, Pilot; Robert W. Jurgensen, Co-Pilot; Lewis Patton, Bombardier; Jack Gruber, Navigator; Ivle Lindy, Flight Engineer; Billie J. Gabe, Radio Operator.
Front Row: Raymond E. Stevens, Radar Operator; Thomas F. Harrington, CFC Gunner; William Diaz, Waist Gunner; Steve Mikstay, Waist Gunner; William D. Kinninger, Tail Gunner
Recent Address: Canton, OH
Family Information: Parents: Stephen and Elizabeth; Wife: Doris; Children: Connie and Stephen
Hometown: Budapest, Hungary
Date Entered Service: November 3, 1942
Service Number: 15323980
Bomb Group: 462nd
Squadron: 770th
Location of Unit: India - December, 1944
Missions Flown:
Hump Missions Flown:
Service Schools Attended:
Military Specialty(ies): Left Gunner
Rank Upon Discharge:
Crew Type: Flight crew
Airplane Serial No.& Name: 42-65232 - Missouri Queen
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):
Stephen was retired from the Hoover Co. after thirty years of service and was also a faithful member and usher of The Canton Baptist Temple. - See more at:
Mr. Mikstay passed away on July 26, 2013.


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