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William Vanderlugt
William Vanderlugt, 1942
William Vanderlugt, 1942
Recent Address:   811 College Avenue, Redlands, CA 92374
Family Information:   Wife: Kathryn
Hometown:   Sheboygan, WI
Date Entered Service:   Mar 17, 1942
Service Number:   16049922
Bomb Group:   468th
Squadron:   794th
Location of Unit:   Salina, KS; September 1943
Missions Flown:   1
Hump Missions Flown:   16
Targets:   Anshan
Awards/Decorations:   Air Medal, Bronze Star, Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, Good Conduct Medal, WWII Victory Medal, Freedom Medal
Service Schools Attended:   Aircraft and Engine Mechanics Jun 1942
Military Specialty(ies):   MOS 750-Aircraft Maintenance Technician
Rank Upon Discharge:   M/Sgt.
Crew Type:   Ground crew
Airplane Serial No.& Name:   42-6409 The Uninvited, 44-69660 My Gal Sal
Were you a POW?   No
Were you interned?   No
Date Transferred from the 58th:    
Date Discharged from the 58th:   October 17, 1945
Post-WWII Military Service:   None
Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):
Auto Mechanic, Jet Engine Repair, Rocket Engine Overhaul,. U. S. Postal Service
Thoughts on the 58th Bomb Wing:
I am proud of the fact that I was a part of the 58th Bomb Wing -- the first B-29 organization to go overseas to bomb Japan and other targets from India and China, and also that later I was on Tinian from which the Atomic Bomb was delivered.


William Vanderlugt, 1998
William Vanderlugt, 1998


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