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N 41d 56' 512" W 72d 41' 36"  
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Eugene D. Legg
 
Eugene Legg, Tinian, 1945
Eugene Legg, Tinian, 1945
 
 
Recent Address:   1633 Coonskin Drive, Charleston, WV 25311
 
Email:    
 
Family Information:   Parents: Stanley and Margaret; Wife: Florence, Ruth (second wife); Children: Eugene, Jr., Catherine, Priscilla, Thomas, John
 
Hometown:   Charleston, WV
 
Date Entered Service:   July 3 1942
 
Service Number:   15170406 and O-2078884
 
Bomb Group:   462nd
 
Squadron:   770th
 
Location of Unit:   Tinian - June 1945
 
Missions Flown:   8 combat. 3 or 4 POW food and clothing drops over Japan.
 
Hump Missions Flown:    
 
Targets:   Chiba, Namazu, Fukui, Takarazuka, Aomori, Saga, Hachiogi, Toyokawa
 
Awards/Decorations:   Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal with 3 Battle Stars, Air Medal, Distinguished Unit Badge, American Theater Ribbon, Philippine Liberation Ribbon
 
Service Schools Attended:   Univ. of Minnesota Nov 1943; San Antonio Cadet Center Jun 1944; Navigation School - San Marcos AAF Dec 1944
 
Military Specialty(ies):   MOS 1034 - Navigator
 
Rank Upon Discharge:   1st Lieutenant
 
Crew Type:   Flight crew
 
Airplane Serial No.& Name:   Various
 
Were you a POW?   No
 
Were you interned?   No
 
Date Transferred from the 58th:   October 26, 1945
 
Date Discharged from the 58th:   October 23, 1946
 
Post-WWII Military Service:    
 
Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):
University of Minnesota, Degree - Mechanical Engineer, 1957; Procter & Gamble Area Maintenance Supervisor, 3 years; Westinghouse Electric Corp. Project Engineer in various defense and civilian projects for 30 years. Retired 18 years.
 
Thoughts on the 58th Bomb Wing:
As a young man entering the military, it was entering into a new world and to arrive assigned to the 58th after all the training was a great experience. The 58th had just arrived on Tinian from CBI Theater so I got valuable instruction from the veteran members. It was a great adventure though not without risk.I feel that all of us young men did a great service for our country and for all people living in the USA today. The time spent in the 58th broadened my outlook and developed lasting friendships. It also enabled me to earn a Mechanical Engineering degree from Univ. of Minnesota through the GI Bill, and from the confidence developed during the 58th Wing service, that gave me a great start in life after WWII.
 
Comments:
After the war was over, I was transferred to the 398th Squadron, 504 Bomb Group, 313th Wing, North Field, Tinian. In June 1946, the 504th Group moved to Clark Field, Luzon, Philippine Islands and became the 72nd Squadron, 5th Bomb Group - Far Eastern Air Force. I left Luzon on Sept. 1946 to return to the U.S. for discharge.

 

 
Eugene Legg, c. 2000
Eugene Legg, c. 2000

 


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