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Ernest A. Pickett
Ernest Pickett, WWII
Ernest Pickett, WWII
Recent Address:   400 Madrona Ave., S.E., #305, Salem, OR 93702
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Family Information:   Parents: James and Bernice; Wife: Faye; Children: Richard, Tim, Kristi
Hometown:   Sweet Home, OR
Date Entered Service:   Apr 22, 1942
Service Number:   O-677559
Bomb Group:   468th Bomb Group
Squadron:   792nd Bomb Squadron
Location of Unit:   Salina, KS; August 1943
Missions Flown:    
Hump Missions Flown:   Several
Targets:   Yawata
Awards/Decorations:   Distinguished Unit Badge with Oak Leaf Cluster, Asiatic-Pacific Service Medal with 4 Bronze Stars, American Theater Service Medal with 1 Bronze Star, Purple Heart (2), WWII Victory Medal, Prisoner of War Medal.
Service Schools Attended:   Basic -- Waco, TX Dec 1942; Advanced (Multi-Engine) -- Waco, TX Apr 1943; B-24 Transition School -- Tuscan Jul-Aug 1943
Military Specialty(ies):   MOS 1093-Pilot B-29 VHB, Transition School -- B-24 Instructor
Rank Upon Discharge:   Captain
Crew Type:   Flight crew
Airplane Serial No.& Name:   42-6408 Reddy Teddy
Were you a POW?   Yes
If so, where?   Japan
Were you interned?   Yes
If so, where?   Japan
Date Transferred from the 58th:    
Date Discharged from the 58th:    
Post-WWII Military Service:   None
Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):
Owner -- Logging/Road Construction Companies; Owner -- Napa Auto Parts Store
Full account of training and service with the 58th Bomb Wing, including service in the CBI and internment in Japanese Prisoner of War camp is documented in "Proof Through the Night" by Kristi Burke, daughter of Ernest Pickett.


Ernest Pickett
Ernest Pickett


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