New England Air Museum
Roy Wingfield
 
Recent Address:   9850 Scenic Highway, Pensacola, FL 32514
 
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Family Information:    
 
Hometown:   Greenwood, MS
 
Date Entered Service:   June 1, 1942
 
Service Number:   O-441276
 
Bomb Group:   468th
 
Squadron:   793rd
 
Location of Unit:   Salina, Kansas; Sep 1943
 
Missions Flown:   35
 
Hump Missions Flown:   12-15
 
Targets:    
 
Awards/Decorations:   Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with 5 Oak Leaf Clusters
 
Service Schools Attended:   AC&S 1951; Naval War College 1954;
 
Military Specialty(ies):   MOS 1093-Pilot B-29 VHB,
 
Rank Upon Discharge:   Maj.
 
Crew Type:   Flight crew
 
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Were you a POW?   No
 
Were you interned?   No
 
Date Transferred from the 58th:   September 1945
 
Date Discharged from the 58th:   October 1945
 
Post-WWII Military Service:   Korea 1953. 50 combat missions. Served as D/O for the 17th Light Bomb Wing. Received spot to Lt. Col.
 
Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):
Owned three travel agencies on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Ran them for 20 years.
 
Thoughts on the 58th Bomb Wing:
I am proud to have been a part of history.
 
Comments:
Eighty four and happy to be here!

 


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