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James C. Hulce

 

James Hulce - WWII

 

Recent Address:

2120 West 2nd St., Apt. 109A, Marion, IN 46952

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Family Information:

Parents: Clifford and Lillian; Wife: Rosella; Children: Jo Ellen, Julie Ann; Siblings: Robert, Richard, Raymond, Charles, Betty

Hometown:

Marion, IN

Date Entered Service:

January, 1943

Service Number:

35147186

Bomb Group:

40th

Squadron:

44th

Location of Unit:

CBI -- India 1/28/45

Missions Flown:

37 or 38

Hump Missions Flown:

 

Targets:

Singapore, Japan

Awards/Decorations:

 

Service Schools Attended:

Remote Control Turret-AAF Lowry Field, CO 8 weeks; Aircraft Armament-AAF Lowry Field, CO 12 weeks; Aerial Gunnery-AAF Ft. Myers, FL 6 weeks

Military Specialty(ies):

Remote Control Turret Mechanic Gunner,

Rank Upon Discharge:

Sergeant

Crew Type:

Flight crew

Airplane Serial No.& Name:

44-61548 Mus'n Touch It

Were you a POW?

No

Were you interned?

No

Date Transferred from the 58th:

 

Date Discharged from the 58th:

December 3, 1945

Post-WWII Military Service:

 

Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):

Worked few months at Fox Deluxe Brewery before attending Ball State Teachers College in Muncie, IN. Received BS degree in 1950. Taught elementary 4th, 5th, and 6th grades from 1950 to spring of 1985 when he retired.

Thoughts on the 58th Bomb Wing:

He was proud of serving his country and of his service on B-29s. As with many of the boys, the travel and experiences opened his eyes to the wide world that he otherwise may never have known. He told many stories of his time in the training, trip overseas after picking up their plane, bombing Japan, flying over the Missouri during the signing of the surrender. He was on Tinian Island, saw many dead Japanese. Had duty guarding prisoners, saw some that had holed up and were found in deplorable condition.

He never forgave the Japanese for Pearl Harbor. A local boy was one who had been lost on the Arizona and he knew him.

Comments:

Jim learned in 1999 that he had lung cancer. One lung was removed in January 2000. He seemed to do very well until early Spring 2001 when he would tire easily. By Spring 2002 he was losing weight and after several tests and X-rays found that cancer was in his remaining lung. He loved life and his family, but said he was ready to go when it was time. Regretfully, it came on October 23, 2002. He is buried at the Marion National Cemetery, Marion, IN.

 

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James Hulce

 


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