Elmer Jelgerhuis

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Family Info: Parents: George and Allie; Brother: Alvin (twin)
Hometown: Edgerton, MN
Date Entered Service: September 29, 1942
Service Number: 37263450
Bomb Group: 468th
Squadron: 794th
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Location of Unit: Salina, KS 1943
Missions Flown: Many, but do not have records. Records show 111 combat hours and 146 combat/ferry hours.
Hump Missions: Many, but do not have records.
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Awards: Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal, Purple Heart, 4 Battle Stars, Distinguished Unit Badge, Good Conduct Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, American Theater Service Medal
Service Schools: Army Training School, Sheppard Field, TX 19 weeks; Pratt & Witney Factory School, Detroit, MI 6 weeks; AAF Training School, Lowery Field, CO 6 weeks
MOS: Airplane Mechanic, Aerial Gunner Mechanic
Rank Upon Discharge: Staff Sergeant
Crew Type: Flight crew
Airplane Serial No.& Name: 42-24715 Old Campaigner
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Date Transferred from the 58th: Missing in action - December 26, 1944
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Thoughts About the 58th: Old Campaigner went down near Mukden, China, on a bombing mission on 12/21/44. Only one crew member, Elbert Edwards, was able to get out of the plane.
Comments: Sergeant Jelgerhuis is buried at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.

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