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Vernon D. Wilcox
Vernon D. Wilcox
Vernon D. Wilcox
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Family Information:    
Hometown:   Pleasant Grove, UT
Date Entered Service:   March 10, 1942
Service Number:   O-738601
Bomb Group:   444th
Squadron:   676th
Location of Unit:   Great Bend, Kansas; 1944
Missions Flown:   35
Hump Missions Flown:   39
Targets:   Japan, Manchuria, China, Philippines, Dutch East Indies, Singapore
Awards/Decorations:   Distinguished Flying Cross (2), Air Medal (4), Philippine Liberation Medal
Service Schools Attended:   Bombardier Training -- Albuquerque, NM. 1943; Navigation Training 1943-44
Military Specialty(ies):   MOS 1034-Navigator, MOS 1035-Bombardier
Rank Upon Discharge:   1st Lt.
Crew Type:   Flight crew
Airplane Serial No.& Name:   42-24538 Beter 'N' Nutin and "Klank Klank"
Were you a POW?   No
If so, where?    
Were you interned?   No
If so, where?    
Date Transferred from the 58th:   August 16, 1945
Date Discharged from the 58th:   October 22, 1945
Post-WWII Military Service:   None
Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):
High School Teacher, Oxnard, CA
Thoughts on the 58th Bomb Wing:
Each man on our B-29 crew was expert in his position (ground crew too). Hence, we all returned. I recall with pride the warmth and good fellowship that existed between all members of our crew.
Mr. Wilcox passed away June 17, 2010 and is buried at Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Memorial Park in Westlake Village, CA


Vernon D Wilcox


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