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    Gertrude Vreeland Tompkins

    World War II

    United States of America
    Birth - 16 Oct 1912
    Jersey City, Hudson, New Jersey

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    Marriage - Sep 1944  - Age: 32 years
    Henry M. Silver

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    1939 - 1945 World War II  - Age: 31 years
    Conflict Period
    World War II
    Served For
    United States of America
    601st Squadron, 555th Air Transport Command, 3rd Ferrying Group, WASP class 43-W-7
    Gold Star
    Enlistment - Jun 1943  - Age: 31 years
    Avenger Field, Sweetwater, Texas
    Congressional Gold Medal
    United States Aviator Badge
    World War II Victory Medal
    American Campaign Medal
    Army Presidential Unit Citation
    Army Good Conduct Medal
    Declared missing and presumed dead in November, 1944
    Avenger Field, Sweetwater, TX
    Love Field, Dallas, Texas
    Death - 26 Oct 1944 (went missing, presumed dead)  - Age: 32 years
    Rosedale and Rosehill Cemetery, Linden, Union, New Jersey

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    Full Name
    Gertrude Vreeland Tompkins
    Also known as

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    Member of Women's Airforce Service Pilots (WASPs)
    Also Known As
    Gertrude Vreeland Tompkins Silver, Mrs. Henry Silver
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