New England Air Museum
Eugene L. (Gene) Knierim
Recent Address:   Wheeling, WV
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Family Information:   Parents: Louis and Margaret; Wife: Ray; Children: Jeffrey, Christian, Sudie, Marta, and Amy
Hometown:   Wheeling, WV
Date Entered Service:   March 25 1943
Service Number:   35751181
Bomb Group:   40th
Squadron:   395th
Location of Unit:   Pratt, KS November 1945
Missions Flown:    
Hump Missions Flown:   2
Targets:   Transported to and from China
Awards/Decorations:   3 Overseas Bars, Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon, 1 Silver Battle Star, Good Conduct Medal, Distinguished Unit Badge, WWII Victory Medal, Chinese WWII Air Medal (awarded from China's Gov't.
Service Schools Attended:   E&O, Colorado State, Ft. Collins Aug 1945
Military Specialty(ies):   MOS 631 - Intelligence Specialist
Rank Upon Discharge:   Sergeant
Crew Type:   Ground crew
Airplane Serial No.& Name:    
Were you a POW?   No
Were you interned?   No
Date Transferred from the 58th:    
Date Discharged from the 58th:    
Post-WWII Military Service:    
Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):
A graduate of West Virginia University, he was a member of Delta Tau Delta fraternity and Alpha Kappa Phi business honorary. He retired from Xerox Corporation; was a partner in Par Five Corporation; and a longtime member of Wildwood Country Club.
Thoughts on the 58th Bomb Wing:
A sense of pride to serve my country and keep it free!
Mr. Knierim passed away on April 27, 2008.


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