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Warren Priepot
 
Warren Priepot, WWII
Warren Priepot, WWII
 
 
Recent Address:   107 Muntman Drive, Winchester, IL 62694
 
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Family Information:   Parents: John Henry and Iva Maude; Wife: Sarah Jane; Children: Steve, James.
 
Hometown:   Mendon, IL
 
Date Entered Service:   December 13, 1942
 
Service Number:   16186010
 
Bomb Group:   40th Bomb Group
 
Squadron:   45th Bomb Squadron
 
Location of Unit:   Pratt, KS; 1943
 
Missions Flown:    
 
Hump Missions Flown:    
 
Targets:    
 
Awards/Decorations:   Presidential Unit Citation, Burma-India-China Offensive, 5 Bronze Service Stars, Central Burma Campaign, Air Offensive Japan, Western Pacific Campaign, Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon, American Theater Ribbon, WWII Victory Medal, 3 Service Bars, Good Conduct Medal
 
Service Schools Attended:   AAFID -- New Orleans 1943; OTSS -- Willow Run, MI 1943; Factory Air Frame 1943
 
Military Specialty(ies):   MOS 747-Airplane and Engine Mechanic,
 
Rank Upon Discharge:   Sgt.
 
Crew Type:   Ground crew
 
Airplane Serial No.& Name:   Was with lead plane from Tinian - 42-6276 Black Magic. Was on three B-29s -- 2 shot down.
 
Were you a POW?   No
 
Were you interned?   No
 
Date Transferred from the 58th:    
 
Date Discharged from the 58th:   November 27, 1945
 
Post-WWII Military Service:   None
 
Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):
Went back to school, got my degree, sold insurance, went into farming, coached Little League, and did church work.
 
Thoughts on the 58th Bomb Wing:
I am proud to have experienced a small part of the best of the best -- wonderful men -- friends for life. I'm ready to do it again, if needed.
 
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