New England Air Museum
Nicholas T. Constandelis


Recent Address:

465 Valley Road, Clifton, NJ 07013


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Family Information:

Parents: Theodore and Stella, Siblings: Sophie, Connie, Peter


Paterson, NJ

Date Entered Service:

March 4, 1943

Service Number:


Bomb Group:




Location of Unit:

Kharagpur, India (November, 1944)

Missions Flown:


Hump Missions Flown:



Bangkok, Formosa, Singapore, Alor Star, Rangoon, Kuala Lumpur, Saigon, Tomioka, Omuta, Kure, Toyohashi, Koshimoto, Super Dumbo (Mines), Chiba, Sendai, Utsonomiya, Namazu, Osaka, Aomori, Hachiogi, Saga, Leaflets over Nagasaki, Hakari, Tokyo (POW supply mission), Tokyo


Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal with one Silver Battle Star, Good Conduct Medal, Air Medal with 2 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters, Distinguished Flying Cross

Service Schools Attended:

Gulfport, Mississippi Sep-Dec 1943; Douglas Aircraft, Long Beach, CA Jan-May 1944; Clovis Air Force Base, Clovis, NM May-Oct 1944

Military Specialty(ies):

Curtis Wright Engine, MOS 611-Aerial Gunner

Rank Upon Discharge:


Crew Type:

Flight crew

Airplane Serial No.& Name:

42-24525 Mary K, 42-63355 Bella Bortion, 42-65272 Lucky Lady, 42-63356 Lassie

Were you a POW?


Were you interned?


Date Transferred from the 58th:

September 7, 1945

Date Discharged from the 58th:

October 25, 1945

Post-WWII Military Service:


Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):

I was a design draftsman for the oil refinery and chemical business of the M. W. Kellogg Co. of New York. Also had my own business in the fast food industry.

Thoughts on the 58th Bomb Wing:

I am very proud that I served in the 58th. The glorious B-29 with all the new and radical concepts and returned home safely to tell the story. I am proud, that I was part of the fabulous force that knocked Japan out by air power alone. That is why I am so proud of our B-29s, a beautiful and very powerful, tough, excellent war machine. Yes, God Bless America, for the advanced technology that exists in this country.


Mr. Constandelis passed away August 26th 2014 and is buried at Cedar Lawn Cemetery, Paterson, NJ


Nick Constandelis, c.2000


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