New England Air Museum
Roland F. Eisenbeis

 

Recent Address:

4208 Oak Avenue, Brookfield, IL 60513

Email:

 

Family Information:

Parents: John and Mary; Wife: Betty

Hometown:

Elgin, IL

Date Entered Service:

May 23, 1941

Service Number:

36039553

Bomb Group:

468th

Squadron:

792nd

Location of Unit:

Salina, Kansas (November, 1943)

Missions Flown:

 

Hump Missions Flown:

 

Targets:

 

Awards/Decorations:

Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal with 1 Silver Star,Bronze Star,Distinguished Unit Medal,American Defense Medal,Good Conduct Medal,Overseas Service Bar

Service Schools Attended:

Field Artillery School Sep 1941; Air Corps Cadets 1943; Intelligence School Sep 1943

Military Specialty(ies):

MOS 631-Intelligence NCO

Rank Upon Discharge:

S/Sgt

Crew Type:

 

Airplane Serial No.& Name:

 

Were you a POW?

No

Were you interned?

No

Date Transferred from the 58th:

 

Date Discharged from the 58th:

October 4, 1945

Post-WWII Military Service:

 

Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):

Director of Conservation Department, Forest Preserve, District of Cook County, Illinois (Chicago and its suburbs) for 38 years. Retired.

Thoughts on the 58th Bomb Wing:

The loss of over four years of the formative years of your life was difficult to reconcile. However, such loss is a question of values regarding a national need at that time. There are so many who gave much more. The rewarding thought is that "the job was done."

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