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John M. MacEwen
John MacEwen, WWII
John MacEwen, WWII

 

Recent Address: 47 Columbia Street, Bethpage, NY 11714-5112
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Family Information: Parents: Gertrude and John; Wife: Anne; Child: John
Hometown: Wantagh, NY
Date Entered Service: August 24 1942
Service Number: 32427769
Bomb Group: 468th
Squadron: 25th Service Group 35th Air Service Sqdn
Location of Unit: Greenville AAF 1942
Missions Flown:
Hump Missions Flown: C-47 and C-46 to emergency air field in China.
Targets:
Awards/Decorations: Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, Battle Star, Sharp Shooter Badge, Good Conduct Medal
Service Schools Attended: Mech Post Grad School-Williams Fld, Chandler, AZ Oct 1942; Mech Air & Eng - Greenville AAB, Jan 1943
Military Specialty(ies): Aircraft Mechanic, Engine Mechanic
Rank Upon Discharge: Staff Sergeant
Crew Type: Ground crew
Airplane Serial No.& Name: Myrt & Marge, 42-6265 Raiden Maiden, special modification work on the Enola Gay.
Were you a POW? No
Were you interned? No
Date Transferred from the 58th: September 1945
Date Discharged from the 58th: September 1945
Post-WWII Military Service:
Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):
Auto Mechanic, Refrigeration Repair, Electronic Technician
Thoughts on the 58th Bomb Wing:
It was my honor to have served in such a top-rated outfit and to serve in so many assignments, especially the 25th Air Service Group, 35th Air Service Sqdn and had the privilege of knowing so many talents and great buddies, and to have the honor of being assigned to work on the ENOLA GAY and meeting Colonel Tibbets. Being able to salute him on his achievements. Being assigned for a couple of days to his composite group to complete bomb bay clearance modification problems on the Enola Gay before its historical mission flight on that day. Also on my crew for those days were Sgt. Mike Brienza, Jim Burns, Sgt. Audley Kinter (?) and Sgt. Robert O. Beck. All of the 468th Grp of the 58th Bomb Wing. Was temporarily assigned for two days, after waiting three days for security clearance from intelligence before entering secured area, over the pit where the bomb was lowered, we stood on that platform while we completed our job on hydraulic and oxygen lines in the bomb bay.
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John MacEwen in Million Dollar Baby II
John MacEwen in Million Dollar Baby II
Anne and John MacEwen 25th wedding anniversary
Anne and John MacEwen 25th wedding anniversary

 


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