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Ralph J. Pearson
2nd Lt. Ralph J. Pearson, 1943
2nd Lt. Ralph J. Pearson, 1943
Recent Address:
4001 Greystone Drive, Austin, TX 78731
Family Information:
Parents: Jacob and Winifred; Wife: Evlyn; Children: Ralph, Park, Mary, Evlyn
Memphis, TX
Date Entered Service:
June, 1942
Service Number:
14054382 / 0746908
Bomb Group:
444th Bomb Group
677 Bomb Squadron
Location of Unit:
Great Bend, KS; 1943
Missions Flown:
Hump Missions Flown:
Yawata, Mukden, Sasebo, Omura, Nagasaki, Kyushu, Formosa, Saigon, Singapore, Sumatra, Bangkok, Kyoto
Air Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Force Commendation Medal, Legion of Merit with Oak Leaf Cluster
Service Schools Attended:
Pilot Training; Bombardier/Navigator Training; Procurement Law
Military Specialty(ies):
MOS 1036-Navigator-Bombardier, Staff Judge Advocate
Rank Upon Discharge:
Crew Type:
Flight crew
Airplane Serial No.& Name:
42-24724 Hollywood Commando
Were you a POW?
Were you interned?
Date Transferred from the 58th:
May, 1945
Date Discharged from the 58th:
December, 1971
Post-WWII Military Service:
Legislative Div. Office of Judge Advocate General HQ USAF
Dir. Of Civil Law HQ USAFE; Staff Judge Advocate 12th Air Force, Lackland Military Training Center, Chanute Military Training Center, Bermuda Base Command, Topeka Air Force Base.
Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):
Attorney, State Bar of Texas Attorney, State Commission on Judicial Conduct
Thoughts on the 58th Bomb Wing:
Like all veterans, I was proud to serve my country. I was a Lead Navigator on the first B-29 mission of the war against Bangkok.
Mr. Pearson passed away May 9, 2013.
Ralph J. Pearson (back row, 2nd from right)
Ralph J. Pearson (back row, 2nd from right)
Col. Ralph J. Pearson
Col. Ralph J. Pearson

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