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William Crawford Weaver, Sr.
William and Catherine Weaver, 1945
William and Catherine Weaver, 1945
Recent Address:   101 Royal Drive, Apt. 611, Madison, AL 35758
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Family Information:   Parents: Gabe and Ellen; Wife: Catherine; Children: William and Sarah
Hometown:   Harriman, TN
Date Entered Service:   February 4, 1942
Service Number:   34187300
Bomb Group:   40th Bomb Group
Squadron:   25th Bomb Squadron
Location of Unit:   Alamogordo, NM; February 1944
Missions Flown:   Combat (4); POW Supply (1); VJ Day Flyover.
Hump Missions Flown:    
Targets:   Tsu, Hachiogi, Toyokawa, Hikari, Korea (POW supply mission)
Awards/Decorations:   Air Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon with Battle Star for Air Offensive Japan, American Theater Ribbon, WWII Victory Medal, Distinguished Unit Citation
Service Schools Attended:   Radio and Mechanics School Jun-Dec 1944
Military Specialty(ies):   MOS 2756-Airborne Radio Operator Mechanic
Rank Upon Discharge:   Staff Sergeant
Crew Type:   Flight crew
Airplane Serial No.& Name:    
Were you a POW?   No
Were you interned?   No
Date Transferred from the 58th:    
Date Discharged from the 58th:   November 28, 1945
Post-WWII Military Service:    
Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):
44 years as a Textile Mechanic -- Burlington Ind., Inc. , Hosiery Division. Retired Dec. 23, 1981.
Thoughts on the 58th Bomb Wing:
After being in the AAF for over three years, becoming a part of the 58th as a combat crew member of a B-29 allowed me to feel that I had done at least a small part in defeating the enemies of our great country.
Upon finishing radio school at Scott Field, IL, I received a nine-day delay in route to Lincoln, NE, to the B-29 combat crew pool and was assigned to the 40th Bomb Group of the 58th BW to train at Alamogordo, NM. On February 10, 1945 while on this furlough, I married Catherine Marie Baker in Rossville, GA.

When the war ended I got to help ferry an old war-weary B-29 back to the States. I arrived at Sacramento, CA, on October 13, 1945, and received a thirty-day delay in route to Camp Chaffee, AR, and would be reassigned to March Field, CA. My son, Bill, Jr. was born on November 19, 1945, and I returned to Camp Chaffee, AR and was discharged on November 28, 1945.

Mr. Weaver passed away on December 20, 2007 in Huntsville, AL and is interred at Roane Memorial Gardens in Rockwood, TN.


William and Catherine Weaver, 2002
William and Catherine Weaver, 2002


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