New England Air Museum
Howard W. Bonjour
Recent Address:
7646 N. 500 E., Montpelier, IN 47359
Email:
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Family Information:
Parents: Eugene and Nellie; Wife: Elizabeth; Children: Thomas, Joyce, Rebecca, Sarah, Nancy, Karen, William, Robert, Thomas, Terry.
Hometown:
Green County, OH
Date Entered Service:
February, 1943
Service Number:
53790238
Bomb Group:
444th
Squadron:
676th
Location of Unit:
India
Missions Flown:
30
Hump Missions Flown:
10
Targets:
Several missions in China
Awards/Decorations:
Air Medals (4), Distinguished Flying Cross
Service Schools Attended:
B-29, Seattle, WA
Military Specialty(ies):
Gunner, Left Gunner
Rank Upon Discharge:
S/Sgt
Crew Type:
Flight crew
Airplane Serial No.& Name:
42-24730 High And Mighty, several others.
Were you a POW?
No
Were you interned?
No
Date Transferred from the 58th:
Date Discharged from the 58th:
October, 1945
Post-WWII Military Service:
Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):
Farming
Thoughts on the 58th Bomb Wing:
The most powerful force in the Air Force. Fine men to fly with!
Comments:
Had one problem: hole blown under my seat and lost cabin pressure (over Japan). Would like to know if possible to get information about Col. Richard H. Carmichael. Know that he died in first bombing mission. Have The Hellbirds War Book.
Mr. Bonjour passed away December 24, 2011 and is buried at the International Order of Odd Fellows Cemetery in Montpelier, IN.

 


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