New England Air Museum
Refugio Guerra, Jr.


Refugio Guerra - WWII


Recent Address:

2206 Plum Street, Laredo, TX 78043



Family Information:

Parents: Refugio and Maria; Wife: Martha; Children: Luis, Samuel; Siblings: Maria, Rose Mary, Luis, Ralph, Carlos, Guadalupe, Joe


Laredo, TX

Date Entered Service:

September 18, 1942

Service Number:


Bomb Group:




Location of Unit:

Great Bend, KS

Missions Flown:


Hump Missions Flown:





Distinguished Unit Badge, American Theater Service Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, WWII Victory Medal

Service Schools Attended:

Aircraft Training Det.-Glendale, CA Mar 1943

Military Specialty(ies):

MOS 555-Airplane Sheet Metal Worker

Rank Upon Discharge:

Staff Sergeant

Crew Type:

Ground crew

Airplane Serial No.& Name:


Were you a POW?


Were you interned?


Date Transferred from the 58th:


Date Discharged from the 58th:

December 1, 1945

Post-WWII Military Service:


Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):

Refugio Guerra, Jr., was awarded a certificate in grateful appreciation for dedicated service during an honorable career of 42 years service in the U.S. Postal Service on the occasion of his retirement on November 30, 1986.

Thoughts on the 58th Bomb Wing:

You have read my mind. I have thought this before. Sometimes I think how we did it. Several times I thought how all these men were picked to train and assigned all these men to the 58th Wing. I was very happy to work along side of many men so well trained and dedicated to bringing the Japanese to their knees. My best to all the men of the 58th Bomb Wing and God bless them.




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