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Gerald L Rounds


Gerald Rounds served as a fighter pilot with the 97th Fighter Squadron of the 82nd Fighter Group, flying P-38s in the Mediterranean Theater.


Units served with

  • 82nd Fighter Group

    82nd Fighter Group

    The 82nd Fighter Group flew training missions from bases in Northern Ireland between October and December 1942. They then joined the Twelfth Air Force in North Africa, supporting the ground invasion of Tunisia, Sicily and Italy. Between October 1943...

  • 97th Fighter Squadron

    97th Fighter Squadron

    The squadron was first activated in early 1942 at Harding Field, Louisiana as the 97th Pursuit Squadron,[2] one of the original three squadrons of the 82d Pursuit Group.[3] It soon moved to California where it equipped with Lockheed P-38 Lightnings and...

Associated Place

  • Eglinton

    Military site : airfield
    Built for the RAF in 1940-41, Eighth Air Force lodger units moved in in 1942. The 52nd Fighter Group and 82nd Fighter Group used the airfield, before the Royal Navy moved in and occupied the base until 1959. Partly closed, it was still used by the...

  • Maydown

    Military site : airfield
    2nd Fighter Squadron of the 52nd Fighter Group, and the 97th Fighter Squadron of the 82nd Fighter Group were lodgers here in 1942.

  • Bertreaux

    Military site : airfield

  • Telerghma

    Military site : airfield

  • Grombalia

    Military site : airfield

  • Chanute Field

    Military site : airfield
    Chanute Field was established in 1917 as a training ground for pilots. After a brief closure at the end of the First World War, the airfield was designated a technical school and provided training for ground personnel during the Second World War. ...


Event Location Date
Born Imlay City, MI 48444, USA 26 April 1921
Lived in Livingston County, MI, USA July 1940
Enlisted Rantoul, IL 61866, USA 23 July 1940

Then known as Chanute Field

Died 1 October 2007
Buried Pinto Rd, Utah, USA


Date Contributor Update
22 January 2018 12:52:58 Lucy May Changes to place associations

Date Contributor Update
22 January 2018 12:48:31 Lucy May Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, unit associations and media associations