Daniel F. Bergsten

Daniel Bergsten C. 1945
Daniel Bergsten C. 1945
Recent Address: 710 E. Grimes St., Red Oak, IA 51566
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Family Info: Parents: Frank and Edith; Wife: Judith; Children: Robert, R. Diane, Joan, Suzanne.
Hometown: Baltimore, MD
Date Entered Service: September 7, 1942
Service Number: 33374559
Bomb Group: 40th
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Squadron: 25th
Location of Unit: Pratt, KS (February, 1944)
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Awards: 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: Glendale, CA December 1942
MOS: MOS 555-Airplane Sheet Metal Worker, Carbine SS
Rank Upon Discharge: Sgt
Crew Type: Ground crew
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Date Discharged: August 14, 1945
Post WWII Service:
Post WWII Civilian Occupation(s): Farmer 1945 - 1973; Custodian 1973 - 1995
Thoughts About the 58th: 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.
Comments: Mr. Bergsten passed away December 10, 2009 and is buried at Evergreen Cemetery, Red Oak, IA

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