New England Air Museum
Arnold Gantz
Current Address:
Family Information:
Hometown: New York, NY
Date Entered Service: October 20 1942
Service Number:
Bomb Group: 462nd
Squadron: 769th
Location of Unit:
Walker Army Airfield, Victoria, Kansas - winter 1943
Missions Flown: Enough - hard to remember
Hump Missions Flown: Can't remember
Mukden, Omura, Rangoon, Dutch East Indies, Singapore
Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon with 5 Battle Stars, Good Conduct Medal, China-Burma-India Ribbon
Service Schools Attended:
Airplane engine mechanic-- Biloxi, MS 1943
Military Specialty(ies):
MOS 611-Aerial Gunner
Rank Upon Discharge: Corporal
Crew Type: Flight crew and Group Crew
Airplane Serial No.& Name:
42-6305 Starduster
Were you a POW? No
Were you interned? No
Date Transferred from the 58th:
Date Discharged from the 58th: November 7, 1945
Post-WWII Military Service:
105th Air National Guard, 137th Military Airlift Squad, Loadmaster on the C97 transport aircraft.
Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):
Railroad Locomotive Engineer
Thoughts on the 58th Bomb Wing:

I was young and dedicated to do my share in combating this country's enemies. It was exciting work.

Mr. Gantz passed away October 5, 2009.


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