New England Air Museum
Phil C. Engelskirger, MD

 

Recent Address:

1264 Del Monte Blvd., Pacific Grove, CA 93950

Email:

 

Family Information:

Wife: Jeanne

Hometown:

 

Date Entered Service:

1943

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Squadron:

 

Location of Unit:

Kharagpur, India, and Tinian

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Awards/Decorations:

Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon, with 2 Battle StarsAmerican Theater Ribbon,Overseas Service, with 3 Bars, WWII Victory Medal

Service Schools Attended:

 

Military Specialty(ies):

Medical Officer

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Were you a POW?

No

Were you interned?

No

Date Transferred from the 58th:

 

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Thoughts on the 58th Bomb Wing:

In Kharagpur, India, we set up a "Mash" type medical clinic which was nothing like the movie version as there were no "monkey shines" or lovely nurses. Otherwise, there were many interesting events to remember.

Comments:

Graduate of George Washington University Medical School in 1940.

Dr. Engelskirger passed away June 2, 2003.

 


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