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Niels Eskildsen

 

Niels Eskildsen, WWII

 

Recent Address:

604 Shorecrest Dr., Bull Shoals, AR 72619

Email:

 

Family Information:

Parents: Ehmen and Mary; Wife: Betty Lou; Children: Sandra, Diana Lynn, David.

Hometown:

 

Date Entered Service:

March 15, 1943

Service Number:

36740449

Bomb Group:

468th

Squadron:

794th

Location of Unit:

Clovis, NM

Missions Flown:

29

Hump Missions Flown:

 

Targets:

 

Awards/Decorations:

Air Crew, AAF Tech Badge Arm bar, Air Medal with 2 clusters, Distinguished Flying Cross, WWII Victory Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal with 5 Bronze Stars

Service Schools Attended:

Aircraft Armament; Gunnery Aug 1944;

Military Specialty(ies):

Tail Gunner

Rank Upon Discharge:

 

Crew Type:

Flight crew

Airplane Serial No.& Name:

42-65279 My Buddy,44-61566 Jack's Hack

Were you a POW?

No

Were you interned?

No

Date Transferred from the 58th:

November, 1945

Date Discharged from the 58th:

November 3, 1945

Post-WWII Military Service:

 

Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):

Farm Equipment and Auto Dealer

Thoughts on the 58th Bomb Wing:

Some very good and some bad. Our crew was some of the best men I have ever known. I am proud to have served in the 58th Bomb Wing.

Comments:

Mr. Eskildsen passed away October 4, 2013 and is buried at Kirbys Tucker Memorial Mausoleum, Mountain Home, AR.

 

Niel Eskildsen, c. 2000

 


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