New England Air Museum
Louis D. Larker
 
Recent Address:   111 Ivy Brook Lane, Fairfield Glade, TN 38558
 
Email:    
 
Family Information:   Parents: Joseph and Mary; Wife: Julia; Children: Donna, Peggy, Mary, Frances
 
Hometown:   Lincoln Park, MI
 
Date Entered Service:   February 29 1944
 
Service Number:   36467227
 
Bomb Group:   468th
 
Squadron:   793rd
 
Location of Unit:   Tinian - July 11 1945
 
Missions Flown:   2 from Tinian
 
Hump Missions Flown:    
 
Targets:   Saga, Marcus Island, Fukuyama, Hikari.
 
Awards/Decorations:   WWII Victory Medal, American Theater Ribbon, Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon with 3 Bronze Battle Stars, Overseas Service Bar, Good Conduct Medal, Distinguished Unit Badge, Eastern Mandates, Western Pacific Campaign, Air Offensive Japan
 
Service Schools Attended:   Gunnery School March-June 1944
 
Military Specialty(ies):   MOS 1685-Airplane Electrical Mechanic-Gunner
 
Rank Upon Discharge:   Sergeant
 
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:    
 
Post-WWII Military Service:    
 
Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):
He devoted 38 years to Ford Motor Company as a purchasing agent.

He was a member of St. Francis Catholic Church in Fairfield Glade and a 4th degree member of the Knights of Columbus. In his lifetime he loved baseball, was an avid golfer and traveled with his wife.
 
Thoughts on the 58th Bomb Wing:
Total camaraderie
 
Comments:
Mr. Larker passed away August 28, 2010.

 


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