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Dan Moroni Eastman



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  • Wethersfield

    Military site : airfield
    Planned in 1942 as an Eighth Air Force bomber base, Wethersfield was then supposed to be loaned to the RAF in 1943, but was re-allocated to the Ninth Air Force by the time it was complete. Built during 1943-44, it had three concrete runways, 49 loop...

  • Laon/Athies

    Military site : airfield

  • Melun

    Military site : airfield


Event Location Date
Born Tooele, Utah 25 February 1919
Lived in Tooele, Utah 3 July 1941

151 West Vine Street

Final 416th BG Combat Mission Lippe, Germany 11 March 1944
First 416th BG Combat Mission Brest, France 25 August 1944
Died Murray, Utah 25 January 2020

Dan M. Eastman 1919 ~ 2020 . Dan M. Eastman died January 25, 2020. Born December 25, 1919 in Tooele, Utah, son of Frank G. and Mary Elsie England Eastman. He married LaVelle James on January 9, 1946; they later divorced. Dan married Ruby Wolfensburger on August 1, 1978.

He was a proud member of the Tooele High School class of "38," where, though the smallest man on the team, he played fullback! After high school, he served an LDS mission in the Central States, 1939-41, arriving home just in time for Thanksgiving. Little more than a week later, on December 8, 1941, he enlisted in the US Army. After helping build the new Wendover Air Force Base, he went to flight school and became a pilot. He flew 28 combat missions in A-20 and A-26 medium bombers in the 416th Bomb Group. 9th Air Force, in the European Theater from D-Day until the close of the war.

Dan graduated from the San Francisco College of Mortuary Science in 1946 and spent the next 60+ years in funeral service in Elko, Nevada and at Eastman's Evans and Early Mortuary. Dan was past President of Evans and Early, the Utah Funeral Directors Association, the Ambassador Club, and the Bay View Duck Club, also a past member of Acacia Lodge #22, F&AM.


Date Contributor Update
06 March 2021 23:04:56 466thHistorian Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, highest rank, role, events, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations