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Edgar Gottschalk - World War II

Edgar Gottschalk was inducted into the U.S. Army Air Force in January 1943. He served in the South Pacific as a flight engineer and a top turret gunner. His squadron’s primary mission was to destroy Japanese airfields, oil refineries, and shipping.

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Served with the 13th Air Force in the Pacific during WW II

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Served with the 13th Air Force in the Pacific during WW II

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Edgar B. Gottschalk photographed in his United States Army uniform. Gottschalk received his official order to report for induction and notice that he had been selected for training and service on January 20, 1943.

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The crew of Sky Tramp, a B-24 Liberator, poses in front of their ship. Flight Mechanic and Top Turret Gunner, Edgar Gottschalk is front row third from right.

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Edgar Gottschalk’s mother, Nora, received a letter signed by U.S. Army Major General St. Clair Streett informing her that her son had been awarded the Air Medal in the name of the President of the United States.

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December 24, 1944

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Public domain

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This air strike roster, completed by Staff Sergeant Edgar B. Gottschalk, 72nd Bombardment Squadron, reveals the dates, times, and locations of his unit’s bombing raids from June 12, 1944- January 16, 1945.

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