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Vernon D. Wilcox
 
Vernon D. Wilcox
Vernon D. Wilcox
 
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Hometown:   Pleasant Grove, UT
 
Date Entered Service:   March 10, 1942
 
Service Number:   O-738601
 
Bomb Group:   444th
 
Squadron:   676th
 
Location of Unit:   Great Bend, Kansas; 1944
 
Missions Flown:   35
 
Hump Missions Flown:   39
 
Targets:   Japan, Manchuria, China, Philippines, Dutch East Indies, Singapore
 
Awards/Decorations:   Distinguished Flying Cross (2), Air Medal (4), Philippine Liberation Medal
 
Service Schools Attended:   Bombardier Training -- Albuquerque, NM. 1943; Navigation Training 1943-44
 
Military Specialty(ies):   MOS 1034-Navigator, MOS 1035-Bombardier
 
Rank Upon Discharge:   1st Lt.
 
Crew Type:   Flight crew
 
Airplane Serial No.& Name:   42-24538 Beter 'N' Nutin and "Klank Klank"
 
Were you a POW?   No
If so, where?    
 
Were you interned?   No
If so, where?    
 
Date Transferred from the 58th:   August 16, 1945
 
Date Discharged from the 58th:   October 22, 1945
 
Post-WWII Military Service:   None
 
Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):
High School Teacher, Oxnard, CA
 
Thoughts on the 58th Bomb Wing:
Each man on our B-29 crew was expert in his position (ground crew too). Hence, we all returned. I recall with pride the warmth and good fellowship that existed between all members of our crew.
 
Comments:
Mr. Wilcox passed away June 17, 2010 and is buried at Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Memorial Park in Westlake Village, CA

 

Vernon D Wilcox

 


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