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N 41d 56' 512" W 72d 41' 36"  
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Joseph F. Jereckos
Joseph F. Jereckos, WWII
Recent Address:
852 Sunny Beach, Blvd, White Lake, MI 48386
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Family Information:
Parents: John Jearly and Margaret Ashbaw; Wife: Dorothy (Prevost)Jereckos; children: Joseph, James, Linda
Hometown:
Rochester, NY
Date Entered Service:
April 27, 1942
Service Number:
32139425
Bomb Group:
462nd
Squadron:
769th
Location of Unit:
Piaradoba, Tinian
Missions Flown:
23 - 2 from India; 21 from Tinian
Hump Missions Flown:
Targets:
Thailand, Saigon, and multiple Japan targets (including 13 fire-bombings May-August, 1945)
Awards/Decorations:
Air Medal w/2 Oakleaf Clusters; Asiatic Pacific Service Medal; Distinguished Flying Cross
Service Schools Attended:
Airplane Electrical Mechanic
Military Specialty(ies):
Gunner
Rank Upon Discharge:
Staff Sergeant
Crew Type:
Flight
Airplane Serial No.& Name:
Thunderbird (42-63454),  Old Man Mose (42-6209) Mis-Chief-Maker 42-24896 (WICKED 25)
Were you a POW?
No
If so, where?
Were you interned?
No
If so, where?
Date Transferred from the 58th:
Date Discharged from the 58th:
October 15, 1945
Post-WWII Military Service:
Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):
Coating Division Foreman, Eastman Kodak Company Rochester, New York (Retired)
Comments:
My father was proud of his military service in the 58th Bomb Wing and his family has great respect for his service and bravery. He died December 5, 2003 and is buried at the Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Rochester, NY.

 

Joseph F. Jereckos

 


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