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Henry Martin Gilman Jr

 

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Henry Gilman - 1944

 

Recent Address:

289 Military East, Benicia, CA 94510

Email:

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Family Information:

Parents: Henry and Gertrude; Wife: Arline; Children: Dennis, Steve, John; Siblings: Winifred and Florence.

Hometown:

Everett, MA

Date Entered Service:

January, 1942

Service Number:

11021291

Bomb Group:

462nd

Squadron:

768th

Location of Unit:

Walker AFB, KS - February 1942

Missions Flown:

 

Hump Missions Flown:

Numerous

Targets:

Singapore, Manchuria, Formosa, Sumatra, Rangoon.

Awards/Decorations:

European Campaign Medal with 6 Bronze Stars Air Medal with 6 Oak Leaf Clusters, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal with 6 Bronze Stars, Air Medal with 7th, 8th, and 9th Oak Leaf Clusters

Service Schools Attended:

Armament Mar 1942; Gunnery Jun 1942; 20MM Cannon Aug 1942

Military Specialty(ies):

MOS 612-Airplane Armorer-Gunner, Procurement Supervisor

Rank Upon Discharge:

Chief Master Sergeant

Crew Type:

Flight crew

Airplane Serial No.& Name:

42-6346 Man-O-War, My Sister Wouldn't, But I Will (B-26)

Were you a POW?

No

Were you interned?

No

Date Transferred from the 58th:

November, 1944

Date Discharged from the 58th:

March 31, 1945

Post-WWII Military Service:

June 1951 to March 1968: USAF -- 20 years; AAFES Army & Air Force Exchange Service -- 15 years

Thoughts on the 58th Bomb Wing:

Will never forget and will always remember being on the crew (Tail Gunner) of Lt. Col. Mackall, a fine Aircraft Commander.

Comments:

Mr. Gilman passed away May 26, 2008 and is buried at the Sacramento Valley National Cemetery in Dixon, CA.

 

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Henry Gilman - 2002

 


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