New England Air Museum
Roger F. Sandsted
Recent Address:   22 Dutcher Road, Freeville, NY 13068
Family Information:   Parents: William and Otelia; Wife: Gwen; Chilldren: Craig, Jeff, Eric; Siblings: Helen, Raymond,
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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