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Elwin Thurlow
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Family Information:
Wilbur Thurlow Mother: Helen Thurlow Wife:Jacqueline Thurlow
Hometown:
Auburn, Maine
Date Entered Service:
November 5, 1942
Service Number:
11098150
Bomb Group:
462nd
Squadron:
768th
Location of Unit:
Piardoba, India; April 1944
Missions Flown: Estimate of 15 to 20 missions.
Hump Missions Flown:
Estimate 10 missions
Targets:
Japan (various), Bangkok, Rangoon, Singapore, Mukden (China)
Awards/Decorations:
Air Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters, Distinguished Flying Cross, Distinguished Unit Citations
Service Schools Attended:
Airplane Mechanic,Gulfport, Miss. 1943; Elec. Spec.Sch. Chanute,Field,Ill. 1943; B-29 Sch. Seattle ,Wash. 1943
Military Specialty(ies):
Left Scanner (Gunner) - B-29
Rank Upon Discharge:
S/Sgt.
Crew Type:
Flight crew
Airplane Serial No.& Name:
42-6329 Ding Hao
Were you a POW?
No
Were you interned?
No
Date Transferred from the 58th:
Date Discharged from the 58th:
September 4, 1945
Post-WWII Military Service:
Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):
President Central Maine Power Co.
Thoughts on the 58th Bomb Wing:
It was a terrific learning experience but nothing I would recommend.
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