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Donald E. Lundberg
Lt. Don Lundberg, Dec. 1944
Lt. Don Lundberg, Dec. 1944


Recent Address: 249 Ridge Road, Rutherford, NJ 07070
Family Information: Parents: Bert O and Emelia R.; Wife: Lillian; Children: Susan, Janice
Hometown: Jersey City, NJ
Date Entered Service: August 3, 1943
Service Number: 42003553 and O-2079394
Bomb Group: 468th
Squadron: 793rd
Location of Unit: Tinian - May 1945
Missions Flown: 6
Hump Missions Flown:
Targets: Kawanishi Air Craft Plant, Utsonomiya, Aomori, Fukui
Awards/Decorations: Air Offensive Japan, Western Pacific Campaign, China Offensive (Battle Stars), American Campaign Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WWII Victory Medal, Distinguished Unit Badge, Air Medal, Philippine Independence - NJ Distinguished Service Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster.
Service Schools Attended: Pre Flight, Santa Ana, CA Jan-Jun 1944; Las Vegas AAF Gunnery School Jul-Aug 1944; Selman Field Navigation School Sep-Dec 1944
Military Specialty(ies): MOS 1034-Navigator, Admin. Officer
Rank Upon Discharge: Lt. Colonel
Crew Type: Flight crew
Airplane Serial No.& Name: 44-69663 Dragon Lady
Were you a POW? No
Were you interned? No
Date Transferred from the 58th: September, 1945
Date Discharged from the 58th: October, 1946
Post-WWII Military Service:
USAF Reserve -- Oct. 1946 - May 1974; Retired Reserve -- May 1974 - Feb. 1990; USAF Retired -- Feb. 1990
Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):
Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. -- Oct. 1946 - Feb. 1988
Thoughts on the 58th Bomb Wing:
I felt I did my part to help end WWII, and I am proud of my service and the unit I was assigned to. I was a young newcomer to the first B-29 unit, and they had a lot of stories to tell about India and China, etc. I loved listening to the stories.

After retirement, I was Chairman of the Handicapped Children's Committee for North Arlington Elks up to the present date.I was awarded "Man of the Year" Award for the North Arlington Elks and subsequently, "Man of the Year" award for the North Central District Elks. I also was a volunteer for New Jersey Aviation Hall of Fame in Teterboro, NJ.

Lt. Col. Lundberg passed away July 9, 2016.


Lt. Col. Donald Lundberg, 2005
Lt. Col. Donald Lundberg, 2005. Sixty years later--same pose--newer car.


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