Nicholas T. Constandelis

Recent Address: 465 Valley Road, Clifton, NJ 07013
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Family Info: Parents: Theodore and Stella, Siblings: Sophie, Connie, Peter
Hometown: Paterson, NJ
Date Entered Service: March 4, 1943
Service Number: 32769816
Bomb Group: 468th
Squadron: 793rd
Location of Unit: Kharagpur, India (November, 1944)
Missions Flown: 30
Hump Missions: 5
Targets: Bangkok, Formosa, Singapore, Alor Star, Rangoon, Kuala Lumpur, Saigon, Tomioka, Omuta, Kure, Toyohashi, Koshimoto, Super Dumbo (Mines), Chiba, Sendai, Utsonomiya, Namazu, Osaka, Aomori, Hachiogi, Saga, Leaflets over Nagasaki, Hakari, Tokyo (POW supply mission), Tokyo
Awards: Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal with one Silver Battle Star, Good Conduct Medal, Air Medal with 2 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters, Distinguished Flying Cross
Service Schools: Gulfport, Mississippi Sep-Dec 1943; Douglas Aircraft, Long Beach, CA Jan-May 1944; Clovis Air Force Base, Clovis, NM May-Oct 1944
MOS: Curtis Wright Engine, MOS 611-Aerial Gunner
Rank Upon Discharge: Sgt
Crew Type: Flight crew
Airplane Serial No.& Name: 42-24525 Mary K, 42-63355 Bella Bortion, 42-65272 Lucky Lady, 42-63356 Lassie
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Date Transferred from the 58th: September 7, 1945
Date Discharged: October 25, 1945
Post WWII Service:
Post WWII Civilian Occupation(s): I was a design draftsman for the oil refinery and chemical business of the M. W. Kellogg Co. of New York. Also had my own business in the fast food industry.
Thoughts About the 58th: I am very proud that I served in the 58th. The glorious B-29 with all the new and radical concepts and returned home safely to tell the story. I am proud, that I was part of the fabulous force that knocked Japan out by air power alone. That is why I am so proud of our B-29s, a beautiful and very powerful, tough, excellent war machine. Yes, God Bless America, for the advanced technology that exists in this country.
Comments: Mr. Constandelis passed away August 26th 2014 and is buried at Cedar Lawn Cemetery, Paterson, NJ.
Nick Constandelis, c.2000
Nick Constandelis, c.2000

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