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Robert L. Almond, Sr.
Robert L. Almond, Sr. - 1945
Robert L. Almond, Sr. - 1945
Recent Address:    
Family Information:    
Hometown:   Mt. Ranier., MD
Date Entered Service:   December 1, 1943
Service Number:   13142703, A02084753
Bomb Group:   462nd
Squadron:   769th
Location of Unit:   Tinian, July, 1945
Missions Flown:   1
Hump Missions Flown:    
Service Schools Attended:  
Maxwell AFB Pre-Flight Class 45D Aug-Nov 1944; Selman Field-Navigation School Class 45-7N Nov 1944-Feb 1945
Military Specialty(ies):   MOS 1034 - Navigator
Rank Upon Discharge:   1st Lt.
Crew Type:   Flight crew / Ground crew
Airplane Serial No.& Name:    
Were you a POW?   No
Were you interned?   No
Date Transferred from the 58th:   October, 1945
Date Discharged from the 58th:   September 12, 1946
Post-WWII Military Service:
Recalled 14 Sept 1950; 1950-1951 Navigator-Military Air Transport Service-Mobile, Alabama; 1952-1954 Navigator 58th Weather Recon Sqdn.-Eielson AFB, Alaska; 1954-1957 Squadron Navigator-429th Air Refueling Sqdn-Langley AFB, Virginia; 1957-1960 Instructor AF ROTC Univ. of Minn., Duluth; 1960-1963 Student AF Inst. Of Tech. Univ. of Illinois-Civil Engineering; 1963-1965 Dep. Cmdr.-Base Civil Engineer-Cigli Air Base, Turkey; 1965-1967 Base Civil Engineer-McChord AFB, Tacoma, Washington; Sept 30, 1967 Retired - Still on flying status-Master Navigator
Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):
1967-1969 Washington, D.C. -Chief Distribution Branch. Water Division; 1969-1971 Asst. Division Chief; 1970-1971 Chief, Sewer Operation-D.C. Dept. of Sanitary Engineering; 1971-1986 Director, Division of Operations, National Agricultural Research Center, Beltsville, Maryland; 1986 -Retired.
Thoughts on the 58th Bomb Wing:
Being in the 462nd Bomb Group was like being on a college football team - high morale, enthusiasm, fight song, etc.


Robert L. Almond, Sr. - 1995
Robert L. Almond, Sr. - 1995  


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