New England Air Museum
Lester V. Alldredge
Lester Alldredge, WWII
Lester Alldredge, WWII
Recent Address:  

3721 Jasmine Street, Sacramento, CA 95838



Family Information:  

Parents: William and Nellie


Sacramento, CA

Date Entered Service:  

November 11, 1942

Service Number:  


Bomb Group:  




Location of Unit:  

Pres of Monterey, CA

Missions Flown:  


Hump Missions Flown:  





Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon with 6 Battle Stars, American Theater Ribbon with 1 Star, Presidential Unit Citation, Good Conduct Medal, India-Burma Campaign, Palembang, Sumatra Air Offensive,Air Offensive Japan, Central Burma Campaign, Anti-Submarine Campaign

Service Schools Attended:  


Military Specialty(ies):  

MOS 747-Airplane and Engine Mechanic, MOS 737-Flight Engineer VHB

Rank Upon Discharge:  


Crew Type:  

Ground crew

Airplane Serial No.& Name:  

42-24522 B-Sweet II

Were you a POW?  


Were you interned?  


Date Transferred from the 58th:  


Date Discharged from the 58th:  

October 7, 1945

Post-WWII Military Service:  


Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):

Flightline Maintenance -- Base and Transient -- McClellan Air Force Base; American Can Co., Sacramento, CA; Western Electric Phone Co., Maintenance, Sacramento, CA; McClellan AFB, Base and Transient; Douglas Missiles, Rancho Cordovo, CA; Lockheed Missiles & Space, Santa Cruz, CA; Stanford Linear Accelerator, Menlo Park CA; (Retired in 1986)

Thoughts on the 58th Bomb Wing:

I am sorry I cannot be of more help. My two boys have audio tapes which my husband made shortly before his death and have never been transcribed. The plane number and pilot are taken from a drawing Lester made sometime after he was discharged. It lists the crew and ground crew I assume to be "B-Sweet #2." The biography as was written and appears in the book, "Wait Till the 58th Gets Here" is the best I can do. I also have the original 40th Bomb Group Book given at the end of their service.


Lester passed away September 9, 1997 in Sacramento, CA


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