Daniel D. Gill
US Army Air Forces
Greece, NY - 08/13/2022
Mission applies to the following Region(s):
Region 1, Region 2
About the Mission:
The family of Mr. Daniel D. Gill has asked PGR to participate in honoring his World War II service. Mr. Gill passed away January 06, 2022. His interment was postponed until better weather to accommodate his spouse. Unfortunately, Mrs. Gill passed away a week ago and so the two will be interred at the same time on Saturday.
Information about Mr. Gill's service remains unknown. He served in the US Army Air Forces from 1943 - 1946 in the 83rd Fighter Squadron and the 78th Fighter Group. Mr. Gill attained the rank of Sergeant, however his position and job categories are unknown at present. The 83rd Fighter Squadron was a training group, activated in 1943 and disbanded in 1944.
The 78th Fighter Group was based in Duxford, England from 1943 through October 1945. During that time, and when Mr. Gill was serving, the 78th earned two (2) Distinguished Unit Citations for action over Europe. Additionally, the 78th was part of the D-Day landings and many actions across Europe leading to the allied victory.
I will update this information if more becomes available.
Mr. Gill's obituary is available for viewing online by clicking here
Primary Staging Date and Staging Time:
08/13/2022 at 10:00am
Ridge Rd. at Latona Rd.
Greece, NY 14626
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Lead Ride Captain and Contact Info:
Special Covid-19 Mission Guidelines:
Updated 8 March 2022
Based on the most current COVID-19 Prevention Guidelines: NYS Guidelines of 2 March 2022, and CDC Guidelines of 3 March 2022, going forward, the Lead Ride Captain for any mission will be responsible for determining whether PGR members will have to mask up or not. Please ensure that you have a mask with you, should the need arise, and respect the LRC’s decision in these matters.
Between 10:15-10:30 a.m., PGR Members will form a flag line at the gravesite for the arrival of the family and remains of Mr. and Mrs. Gill. Mr. Gill had a funeral service in January, which included military honors; therefore, only the short burial service is planned for 11:00am. The family expects the services will be complete by 11:30am.
Please bring your clean US, US Army, or US Air Force flag. The current weather forecast is for mostly sunny, temperature in the low 70s.
Thank you for your time to honor the service of Sergeant Daniel Gill, US Army Air Forces, US Air Force, World War II veteran.
Is there a Second Stage to this Mission?
rs 08/12; MER