Roger F. Sandsted

Recent Address: 22 Dutcher Road, Freeville, NY 13068
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Family Info: Parents: William and Otelia; Wife: Gwen; Chilldren: Craig, Jeff, Eric; Siblings: Helen, Raymond, Wesley
Hometown: Holdrege, NE
Date Entered Service: October, 1941
Service Number: 0752083
Bomb Group: 40th
Squadron: 45th
Location of Unit: Chakulia, India; September 1944
Missions Flown: 30
Hump Missions: 6
Targets: Okayama (2), Singapore (2), Nanking, Omura,(2), Hankow, Mukden, Saigon, Bankok, Japan (18 strikes)
Awards: Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters
Service Schools: Mira Loma Flight School, Oxnard, CA, Feb/Mar 1943; B-17 School, Hobbs, NM; B-29 School, Clovis, NM
MOS: MOS-1024, Pilot, Four Engine Aircraft
Rank Upon Discharge: 1st Lt
Crew Type: Flight crew
Airplane Serial No.& Name: Actor 41 (Squad ID)
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Date Discharged: November, 1945
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Post WWII Civilian Occupation(s): Professor, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Cornell University, Ithica, NY
Thoughts About the 58th: I'm glad I was able to serve my country and in a small way do my part.
Comments: Mr. Sandsted passed away March 12, 2003.

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