New England Air Museum
Dr. Richard J. Gerow


Richard Gerow - WWII


Recent Address:

3710 Main Street, Amherst, NY 14226



Family Information:

Parents: Donald I. and Laura; Wife: Helene; Children: Geoffrey, Renee, Diane, Denise; Siblings: James, Wilbur, Mary, Anna, Gertrude.


Buffalo, NY

Date Entered Service:

January 6, 1943

Service Number:


Bomb Group:

40th and 444th



Location of Unit:

India and then Tinian - 1944/1945

Missions Flown:


Hump Missions Flown:





American Service Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Service Medal, Distinguished Unit Badge, Good Conduct Medal, WWII Victory Medal.

Service Schools Attended:

Radio Mechanic, Truax Field, Madison, WI; Armament, Lowery Field, Denver, CO

Military Specialty(ies):


Rank Upon Discharge:


Crew Type:

Ground crew

Airplane Serial No.& Name:


Were you a POW?


Were you interned?


Date Transferred from the 58th:


Date Discharged from the 58th:


Post-WWII Military Service:


Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):

Physical Therapist, Chiropractor, Naturopathy

He graduated from Ithaca College in 1951 with a degree in physiotherapy and from the National College of Chiropractic in Chicago, with a Doctor of Chiropractic degree in 1953. In 1955, he opened his own office on Main Street, practicing in chiropractic care, physical therapy and naturopathy. He continued practicing until 2010.

Thoughts on the 58th Bomb Wing:

I had the privilege of meeting many fine men in the service and in the future I hope to be able to afford to attend a reunion which they hold yearly. I was privileged to have the GI bill to make it possible to earn a living in a field which I enjoy and am still working part-time. Since I'm self-employed I don't have a pension so feel it necessary to meet ever-increasing high taxes in this area and also medical costs, as well.


Dr. Jerow passed away July 1, 2012.


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