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Seymour Landau
Seymour Landau at 80 years of age
Seymour Landau at 80 years of age.
Recent Address:   141 S.W. 96th Terrace, Apt. 204, Plantation, FL 33324
Family Information:   Parents: Harry and Lena
Hometown:   Bronx, NY
Date Entered Service:   October 1942
Service Number:   T 192601
Bomb Group:   40th
Squadron:   44th
Location of Unit:   Pratt, KS September 27 1943
Missions Flown:   Approximately 25
Hump Missions Flown:   Approximately 20-25
Targets:   Mukden, Manchuria - Bangkok - Singapore Dry Docks - Rangoon - Tokyo (2) - Nagasaki - Osaka (2) - Hiroshima - Nagoya - Hamamatsu - Formosa (2) - Nanking - Oshima
Awards/Decorations:   Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon, Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters Presidential Unit Citation, Battle Star (8), American Campaign Medal, New York State Conspicuous Service Cross
Service Schools Attended:   Airplane Mechanic School Apr 1943; Boeing Flying Fortress School Jun 1943; Flight Engineer School Sep 1943
Military Specialty(ies):   Flight Officer
Rank Upon Discharge:   Flight Officer
Crew Type:   Flight crew
Airplane Serial No.& Name:    
Were you a POW?   No
Were you interned?   No
Date Transferred from the 58th:    
Date Discharged from the 58th:   October, 1945
Post-WWII Military Service:    
Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):
Went from shipping clerk to production manager to President and C.O.O. of multi-plant operation. Then to Treasurer and Member of the Board of Directors when corporation went public. Retired in 1980 to buy and operate a country inn in Connecticut for 3 1/2 years.
Thoughts on the 58th Bomb Wing:

It made me grow up fast. Gave me a wonderful education and made one appreciate life and people. Seven of our original eleven crew members are still in contact with each other.

I've always felt that I got a wonderful education in the Army Air Corp. In addition to the schools that I attended (including working with engineers at Boeing) the association with my fellow crewmembers was also an education. Six of my crew mates were college grads, and I think some of that rubbed off on me.



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