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Nathan Patland
Nate Patland, 1945
Nate Patland, 1945
Recent Address:   P.O. Box 565, Peoria, AZ 85380-0565
Family Information:   Parents: Sam and Sarah
Hometown:   Berrien Springs, MI
Date Entered Service:   1942
Service Number:   A0677122
Bomb Group:   444th Bomb Group
Squadron:   677th Bomb Squadron
Location of Unit:   Tinian, Marianas Islands; Jun 8, 1945
Missions Flown:    
Hump Missions Flown:    
Targets:   Tokyo (3), Toyohashi (?), Kawanishi, Tsu (2), Okayama, Chiba, Utsonomiya, Osaka, Toyokawa, Hikari
Awards/Decorations:   Air Medal with Oak leaf Cluster, Distinguished Unit Citation, American Theater Service Medal
Service Schools Attended:   Aviation Cadet- Randolph Field, TX 1943; B-17 Training - Hobbs, NM Oct 1943; B-29 Transition - Clovis, NM May 1945
Military Specialty(ies):   MOS 1093-Pilot B-29 VHB
Rank Upon Discharge:   1st Lt.
Crew Type:   Flight crew
Airplane Serial No.& Name:   42-65268 Airborn
Were you a POW?   No
Were you interned?   No
Date Transferred from the 58th:   December 13, 1945
Date Discharged from the 58th:   1953 Res.
Post-WWII Military Service:
U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force Reserve
Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):
Salesman (Manufacturer's Representative)
Thoughts on the 58th Bomb Wing:
It gave me the feeling of doing something very worthwhile. I am proud to have served.


Nate Patland and Stan Simon, Tinian, 1945
Nate Patland and Stan Simon, Tinian, 1945


Nate Patland at 58th Reunion, Norfolk, VA
Nate Patland at 58th Reunion, Norfolk, VA


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