New England Air Museum
Daniel F. Bergsten

Daniel Bergsten C. 1945

Recent Address:

710 E. Grimes St., Red Oak, IA 51566



Family Information:

Parents: Frank and Edith; Wife: Judith; Children: Robert, R. Diane, Joan, Suzanne.


Baltimore, MD

Date Entered Service:

September 7, 1942

Service Number:


Bomb Group:




Location of Unit:

Pratt, KS (February, 1944)

Missions Flown:


Hump Missions Flown:





5 Bronze Stars for India-Burma, China, Air Offensive Japan, Central Burma, E Indies, WDGO #33-40, 45 Unit Citation, GO #8 Hq 20th AF June 15, 1945, Good Conduct Medal.

Service Schools Attended:

Glendale, CA December 1942

Military Specialty(ies):

MOS 555-Airplane Sheet Metal Worker, Carbine SS

Rank Upon Discharge:


Crew Type:

Ground crew

Airplane Serial No.& Name:


Were you a POW?


Were you interned?


Date Transferred from the 58th:


Date Discharged from the 58th:

August 14, 1945

Post-WWII Military Service:


Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):

Farmer 1945 - 1973; Custodian 1973 - 1995

Thoughts on the 58th Bomb Wing:

I feel I served my country where I was assigned. War is a very bad thing. I went through some frightening episodes - like our ship being bombed in the Mediterranean on our way to India. After a time there we were sent to the South Pacific. I was on the island of Tinian. The Atomic bomb was sent out from there.  We hoped there would be no more war but this does not seem to be the case.


Mr. Bergsten passed away December 10, 2009 and is buried at Evergreen Cemetery, Red Oak, IA


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