Interviews

Bielss, Eldon

LT - Army, Army Air Corps
WWII

Eldon Bielss joined the Army 5th Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Division in 1940 where he patrolled the Mexican border as a machine gunner. In the spring of 1941 he transferred to the U.S. Army Air Force. He received his commission in 1943 and was sent to B-17 transitional school where he learned to fly the big four bombers. During World War II Mr. Bielss was assigned to the 97th Bomb Group where he flew 51 combat missions. Mr. Bielss now resides at the Clyde W. Cosper Texas State Veterans Home.

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