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John D. Gordon

 

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John D. Gordon - WWII

 

Recent Address:

401 Cambridge Court, Palmyra, PA 17078-9348

Email:

 

Family Information:

Parents: John and Edna

Hometown:

Palmyra, PA

Date Entered Service:

June 9, 1944

Service Number:

13158875

Bomb Group:

444th

Squadron:

677th

Location of Unit:

West Field, Tinian - August 1945

Missions Flown:

 

Hump Missions Flown:

 

Targets:

 

Awards/Decorations:

American Campaign Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WWII Victory Medal, Good Conduct Medal

Service Schools Attended:

Flexible Gunnery School September 1944

Military Specialty(ies):

MOS 611 - Aerial Gunner

Rank Upon Discharge:

Sergeant

Crew Type:

Flight crew

Airplane Serial No.& Name:

 

Were you a POW?

No

Were you interned?

No

Date Transferred from the 58th:

October, 1945

Date Discharged from the 58th:

April, 1946

Post-WWII Military Service:

 

Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):

I graduated from Quaker City School of Aeronautics. I worked as a civilian Aircraft Mechanic with the U.S. Army and the U. S. Air Force.

Thoughts on the 58th Bomb Wing:

I am proud to have served with the 58th Bomb Wing because it was a very important instrument in bringing a peaceful conclusion to WWII.

Comments:

 

 

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Members of Colson's Crew: BACK ROW (L to R) -- William B. Colson, John C. Bozanick, Frederick O. Leavitt, Roy P. Northern Jr., James H. Nelson, Henry M. Siegal.
FRONT ROW (L to R) -- Paul E. Northcutt, John W. Gordon, Thomas W. Wallace, Karl F. Sopher, Theron E. Jackson

 


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