Harold Dana Gillett

Harold Dana Gillett, 1943
Harold Dana Gillett, 1943
Recent Address: 9009 E. Calle Norlo, Tucson, AZ 85710
E-mail Address: gillet9009@webtv.net
Family Info: Parents: Harold and Rosamond; Wife: Betty; Children: 2; Siblings: 3
Hometown: Binghamton, NY
Date Entered Service: June 10, 1942
Service Number: 32476697
Bomb Group: 468th
Squadron:
Squadron: 792nd
Location of Unit: Salina, KS - April 15 1944
Missions Flown: 12 combat missions - down on 13th mission
Hump Missions: 22
Targets: 13
Awards: Good Conduct Medal, Air Medal, WWII Victory Medal, American Theater Ribbon, Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon, Distinguished Flying Cross, Purple Heart, POW Medal, Silver Star
Service Schools: Airplane Electical Specialist ; Airplane Electrical Mechanic Gunner ; B-29 Armament
MOS: MOS 611-Aerial Gunner
Rank Upon Discharge: Master Sergeant
Crew Type: Flight crew and Ground crew
Airplane Serial No.& Name: 42-6279 Postville Express
Where You a POW?: Yes
POW Location: Singapore, Malaysia
Where You a Interned?:
Internment Location:
Date Transferred from the 58th:
Date Discharged: January 14, 1946
Post WWII Service: AF Reserve 11/13/47 to 11/12/51
Post WWII Civilian Occupation(s): Owner of Gillett Refrigeration & Air Conditioning, Douglas, AZ for 34 years
Thoughts About the 58th: Dana was very proud to have been a B-29 crew member and gave the best he had. Also pleased to have been with Major Donald Humphrey and the rest of crew on “The Postville Express.”
Comments: Harold Dana Gillett died on January 25, 1988, in Tucson, AZ due to post traumatic syndrome plus P.O.W. related causes. He is buried at the Julia Page Memorial Park in Douglas, AZ.

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