New England Air Museum
Roger F. Sandsted
 
Recent Address:   22 Dutcher Road, Freeville, NY 13068
 
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Family Information:   Parents: William and Otelia; Wife: Gwen; Chilldren: Craig, Jeff, Eric; Siblings: Helen, Raymond,
Wesley
 
Hometown:   Holdrege, NE
 
Date Entered Service:   October, 1941
 
Service Number:   0752083
 
Bomb Group:   40th
 
Squadron:   45th
 
Location of Unit:   Chakulia, India; September 1944
 
Missions Flown:   30
 
Hump Missions Flown:   6
 
Targets:   Okayama (2), Singapore (2), Nanking, Omura,(2), Hankow, Mukden, Saigon, Bankok, Japan (18 strikes)
 
Awards/Decorations:   Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters
 
Service Schools Attended:   Mira Loma Flight School, Oxnard, CA, Feb/Mar 1943; B-17 School, Hobbs, NM; B-29 School, Clovis, NM
 
Military Specialty(ies):   MOS-1024, Four Engine Aircraft
 
Rank Upon Discharge:   1st Lt.
 
Crew Type:   Flight crew
 
Airplane Serial No.& Name:   Actor 41 (Squad ID)
 
Were you a POW?   No
 
Were you interned?   No
 
Date Transferred from the 58th:   November, 1945
 
Date Discharged from the 58th:   November, 1945
 
Post-WWII Military Service:   None
 
Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):
Professor, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Cornell University, Ithica, NY
 
Thoughts on the 58th Bomb Wing:
I'm glad I was able to serve my country and in a small way do my part
 
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