Hackensack High School
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New Milford

Melvin C. Sellen New Milford


Entered service February 2, 1943. Trained at Miami Beach, Fla.,
(Basic Training) ; Kingman, Arizona, (Arial Gunnery) ; Amarillo, Texas, (Airplane Mechs.); Dalhart, Texas (Combat Training).

Assigned to Army Air Force as Engineer –Gunner on B-17 “Fortress”.
Served in Newfoundland, two weeks sub patrol; 8th Air Force, 94th Bomb. Group (H), 332nd Squadron, Bury St. Edmunds, England.

Met John Semprazik at Amarillo Texas, 1943. Trained in States with
Chet Roberts. Visited Chet Roberts at his Squadron in England, 1944. Completed 34 missions.

Awards: Distinguished Flying Cross; Air Medal with 3 oak leaf clusters; E.T.O. Ribbon, 2 Battle Stars;
2 Presidential Citations; Good Conduct Medal.

Date of discharge April 28, 1945.

Graduated New Milford Junior High School June 1938.

New Milford in World War II
Teresa M. Martin
Copyright May 30, 1947


Click here to view the Bergen Evening Record June 8, 1944 article telling of Melvin Sellen combat training in States and then arriving in England.


Background image of a B-17 Superfortress flying during the war obtained from: