William F. Van Gelder

Recent Address: 24681 Via San Anselmo, Mission Viejo, CA 96292
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Family Info:
Hometown: Sacramento, CA
Date Entered Service: 1942
Service Number: T126406
Bomb Group: 462nd
Squadron: 768th
Location of Unit: Salina, KS
Missions Flown: 10
Hump Missions:
Targets: Yawata, Tokyo, etc.
Service Schools: Navigation Flight Training 1943
MOS: MOS 1034-Navigator
Rank Upon Discharge: 1st Lt
Crew Type: Flight crew
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Date Discharged: 1945
Post WWII Service:
Post WWII Civilian Occupation(s): Civilian Navigator for United Airlines and Seaboard Airlines.
Thoughts About the 58th:
A copy of Clips of WWII As Told by William F. Van Gelder is on file in the 58th Bomb Wing Memorial Office.
Mr. Van Gelder passed away December 28, 2006.

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