Jack William Gerritsen

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Family Info: Parents: Wilimena and Gerrit; Wife: Georgia; Children:Margie, Jacqui, Charley, Chipper, and David
Hometown: Inglewood, CA
Date Entered Service: November 12, 1942
Service Number: 19180581
Bomb Group: 462nd
Squadron: 770th
Location of Unit: Walker AAFB, Kansas - September 1943
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Awards: American Campaign Medal, European-African-Middle Eastern Theater Campaign Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WWII Victory Medal, Distinguished Unit Badge, Purple Heart
Service Schools: Boeing B-29 Specialist Course Seattle WA ; Aircraft Mechanics Course Gulfport MS
MOS: MOS 747-Airplane and Engine Mechanic
Rank Upon Discharge: Sergeant
Crew Type: Ground crew
Airplane Serial No.& Name: 42-6299 Humpin' Honey
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Date Discharged: December 11, 1945
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Post WWII Civilian Occupation(s): Jack was employed by United Airlines for 23 years. He was a reserve in the San Bruno, CA Police Dept. for 5 years, rising to the rank of Captain. He was a member of the San Mateo County (CA) Sheriff's Dept. Reserves for 28 years rising to the rank of Lieutenant. He was also involved in search and rescue off the coast of San Mateo County (CA)
Thoughts About the 58th: Jack is no longer here to express his thoughts. He passed away in June, 2002. We, as his family, are very proud of the service he gave to his country. He worked for Northrop Aircraft Corp. and that job gave him a deferment from military service. He believed in fighting for “mom and apple pie” so strongly that he gave up his deferment and enlisted.
Comments: Mr. Gerritsen passed away June 28, 2002 and is buried at Skylawn Memorial Park, San Mateo, CA.

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