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William Vanderlugt
 
William Vanderlugt, 1942
William Vanderlugt, 1942
 
Recent Address:   811 College Avenue, Redlands, CA 92374
 
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Family Information:   Wife: Kathryn
 
Hometown:   Sheboygan, WI
 
Date Entered Service:   Mar 17, 1942
 
Service Number:   16049922
 
Bomb Group:   468th
 
Squadron:   794th
 
Location of Unit:   Salina, KS; September 1943
 
Missions Flown:   1
 
Hump Missions Flown:   16
 
Targets:   Anshan
 
Awards/Decorations:   Air Medal, Bronze Star, Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, Good Conduct Medal, WWII Victory Medal, Freedom Medal
 
Service Schools Attended:   Aircraft and Engine Mechanics Jun 1942
 
Military Specialty(ies):   MOS 750-Aircraft Maintenance Technician
 
Rank Upon Discharge:   M/Sgt.
 
Crew Type:   Ground crew
 
Airplane Serial No.& Name:   42-6409 The Uninvited, 44-69660 My Gal Sal
 
Were you a POW?   No
 
Were you interned?   No
 
Date Transferred from the 58th:    
 
Date Discharged from the 58th:   October 17, 1945
 
Post-WWII Military Service:   None
 
Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):
Auto Mechanic, Jet Engine Repair, Rocket Engine Overhaul,. U. S. Postal Service
 
Thoughts on the 58th Bomb Wing:
I am proud of the fact that I was a part of the 58th Bomb Wing -- the first B-29 organization to go overseas to bomb Japan and other targets from India and China, and also that later I was on Tinian from which the Atomic Bomb was delivered.
 
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William Vanderlugt, 1998
William Vanderlugt, 1998

 


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