New England Air Museum
Leonard A. Seebruck
 
Recent Address:   1610 Oak Street., Box 33, Babcock, WI 54413
 
Email:    
 
Family Information:   Parents: Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Seebruck; Siblings: Bernadine, Lorraine, Bernard
 
Hometown:   Babcock, WI
 
Date Entered Service:   January 13, 1943
 
Service Number:   36297399
 
Bomb Group:   40th
 
Squadron:   25th
 
Location of Unit:   India; April 14, 1944
 
Missions Flown:   35 Combat Missions
 
Hump Missions Flown:   30
 
Targets:   Air Offensive Japan, Air Combat, Palembang, Sumatra Air Offensive, China Defensive, Burma-India-China Offensive
 
Awards/Decorations:   Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal and Ribbon with 4 Bronze Stars, Good Conduct Medal, Air Medal with 3 Bronze Clusters, Distinguished Flying Cross, Distinguished Unit Badge, American Campaign Medal and Ribbon, WWII Victory Medal, Overseas Service Bars (2)
 
Service Schools Attended:   Radio Operator & Mechanic School, Sioux Falls, SD ; Radio Operator & Mechanic Sch., Philadelphia, PA ; Radio Operator & Mechanic School, Madison, WI

 

 
Military Specialty(ies):   Medic on airplane
 
Rank Upon Discharge:   S/Sgt.
 
Crew Type:   Flight crew
 
Airplane Serial No.& Name:   42-63505 Draggin' Lady
 
Were you a POW?   No
 
Were you interned?   No
 
Date Transferred from the 58th:   August 6, 1945
 
Date Discharged from the 58th:   October 31, 1945
 
Post-WWII Military Service:    
 
Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):
Trimmer Operator at Nekoosa Edwards Paper Company
 
Thoughts on the 58th Bomb Wing:
I am very proud to be a member of the 58th Bomb Wing. We had a great bunch of dedicated flyers, dedicated to do the job we were assigned to do. I think we did a great job under hazard conditions. Hope my part as a combat flyer will have some reflection on the 58th Bomb Wing and the crews I flew with. I had some great Pilots: Captain Meyers, Captain Thomas, Captain Dale. I had great respect for all of them -- they did a great job!
 
Comments:
Would like to hear from some of the guys that were in our outfit if still alive. Have a lot of memories of the combat missions we flew. Dream a lot about them.

 


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