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Gertrude Vreeland Tompkins

World War II

United States of America
Rosedale and Rosehill Cemetery, Linden, Union, New Jersey

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Birth - 16 Oct 1912
Jersey City, Hudson, New Jersey

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

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Death - 26 Oct 1944 (went missing, presumed dead)  - Age: 32 years
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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