New England Air Museum
Harold Arne Dalland


Recent Address:

5540 Blaisdell Ave., South, Minneapolis, MN 55419



Family Information:

Parents: Hilda and Sverre


Minneapolis, MN

Date Entered Service:

June, 1943

Service Number:


Bomb Group:

468th and 86th Headquarters & Base Services Sq.



Location of Unit:

Newport News, VA (January, 1944)

Missions Flown:


Hump Missions Flown:





Three Battle Stars

Service Schools Attended:

Basic Training/Miami Beach, FL Summer 1943

Military Specialty(ies):

MOS 677-Military Policeman

Rank Upon Discharge:


Crew Type:


Airplane Serial No.& Name:


Were you a POW?


Were you interned?


Date Transferred from the 58th:


Date Discharged from the 58th:

November 26, 1945

Post-WWII Military Service:


Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):

Transportation. Rate Dept. of former Soo Line Railroad. Outbound Traffic Coordinator, Honeywell Inc.


We had basic training at Miami Beach, Florida during the summer of 1943. November 11, 1943, approximately 400 of us arrived at Camp Barkeley, Texas. There we were split into four MP companies. I was in the 1280th MP Company, Aviation. (Don't remember the other numbers.) On January 23, 1944, left Newport News, Virginia for India. Arrived at Kharagpur, India on March 25, 1944. Was there doing various security details at the base. On February 25, 1945 left Piardoba for the Island of Tinian. Arrived there April 4, 1945. All of the MP companies from India were merged upon arrival at Tinian. Then we became part of the 86th Headquarters & Base Services Squadron, 486th Bomb Group. We did security, read, and did guard duty. Left Tinian for the U.S. on November 5, 1945.

Mr. Dalland passed away September 13, 2006 and is buried at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis, MN.


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