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Howard E. Richardson
 
Howard Richardson, Al Manrone (?), M. Inman
Howard Richardson, Al Manrone (?), M. Inman
 
 
Recent Address:   1465 Hooksett Road, #71, Hooksett, NH 03106
 
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Family Information:   Parents: Earle and Elsie; Wife: Connie; Children: Glenn, Jacalyn, Carole
 
Hometown:   Derry, NH
 
Date Entered Service:   Jan 25, 1943
 
Service Number:   31266291
 
Bomb Group:   468th Bomb Group
 
Squadron:   792nd Bomb Squadron
 
Location of Unit:   Salina, KS
 
Missions Flown:   Bombing-14; Mining-1 (Singapore); Photo Recon-3
 
Hump Missions Flown:   10 or 12
 
Targets:   Okayama (2), Bangkok, Palembang, Nanking, Anshan (2), Singapore, Mukden, Omura, Rangoon, Formosa, Hankow
 
Awards/Decorations:   Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, Distinguished Unit Badge, European-African-Middle Eastern Theater Service Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Theater Campaign Medal with 6 Battle Stars
 
Service Schools Attended:   Radio Operator/Mechanic School, Sioux Falls, SD 1943; Philco Training School, Philadelphia, PA 1943; Radio Mechanics School, Madison, WI 1943
 
Military Specialty(ies):   MOS 2756-Airborne Radio Operator Mechanic,
 
Rank Upon Discharge:   T/Sgt.
 
Crew Type:   Flight crew
 
Airplane Serial No.& Name:   42-6411 (unnamed)
 
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:    
 
Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):
Supermarket Manager (8 years), Business Manager for Major Defense Contractor (28 years)
 
Thoughts on the 58th Bomb Wing:
My service was both rewarding and unforgettable. Rewarding in the honor of being a member of such a fine organization plus the sense of pride which comes from the hope that I, in some small way, made a contribution to our country's victory over an enemy determined to destroy us by any means. Unforgettable in the memory of the entire military from training at SHAFF, through the combat phase, to the safe return home. But most of all, to the memory of those lost or badly injured during the process -- buddies and comrades gone -- I will never forget.
 
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