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George N. Apgar, Sr.


George N. Apgar Sr., Tail Gunner

Recent Address:

416 Runyon Avenue, Middlesex, NJ 08846

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Family Information:

 

Hometown:

Plainfield, NJ

Date Entered Service:

November, 1942

Service Number:

12133618

Bomb Group:

462nd

Squadron:

770th

Location of Unit:

3rd Photo Recon (1944-45)

Missions Flown:

14

Hump Missions Flown:

8

Targets:

Japan, China, Burma, French Indo-China, Korea

Awards/Decorations:

American Campaign Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal with 4 Bronze Star Oak Leaf Cluster, Air Medal, Distinguished Flying Cross, WWII Victory Medal

Service Schools Attended:

AAFFGS, Tyndall Field, FL 1944

Military Specialty(ies):

MOS 611-Aerial Gunner

Rank Upon Discharge:

S/Sgt

Crew Type:

Flight crew

Airplane Serial No.& Name:

42-93864 Shutterbug

Were you a POW?

No

Were you interned?

No

Date Transferred from the 58th:

 

Date Discharged from the 58th:

 

Post-WWII Military Service:

Reserves -- called back into service for Korean War, 1950.

Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):

Machinist

Thoughts on the 58th Bomb Wing:

Proud to serve and glad to return home after all those take-offs and landings in B-29's. I had the honor to fly it overseas and return home on the same plane, leaving from Florida and flying to the China-Burma-India theater and on to the Mariana Islands. War ended and came home to the USA via California. That's a trip around the world I won't forget.

Comments:

Mr. Apgar passed away March 4, 2007 and is buried at Fairmount Cemetery in Fairmount, NJ.

 


George N. Apgar Sr. in 42-93864 "Shutterbug"

 


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