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Henry G. Filteau

 

Henry Filteau, second from left, Tinian

 

Recent Address:

15420 Olde Highway 80, #117, El Cajon, CA 92021-2421

Email:

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Family Information:

Parents: George and Eva, Wife: Mary, Children: Paul, Gerard.

Hometown:

Lawrence, MA

Date Entered Service:

November 5, 1943

Service Number:

31423985

Bomb Group:

444th

Squadron:

677th

Location of Unit:

Dudkundi, India (November, 1944)

Missions Flown:

33

Hump Missions Flown:

8

Targets:

Singapore, Saigon, Rangoon, Bangkok, various locations on Japanese mainland

Awards/Decorations:

Air Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster 33-36-48,Distinguished Flying Cross,Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal w/ 4 Battle Stars,Air Offensive Japan,American Campaign,Good Conduct Medal,WWII Victory Medal

Service Schools Attended:

Wofford College, Spartansburg, SC 1944 (4 months); Buckingham Army Air Field, Gunnery School 1944 (2 months)

Military Specialty(ies):

MOS 611-Aerial Gunner

Rank Upon Discharge:

Sgt

Crew Type:

Flight crew

Airplane Serial No.& Name:

42-24472 Sky Chief

Were you a POW?

No

Were you interned?

No

Date Transferred from the 58th:

October 15, 1945

Date Discharged from the 58th:

November 21, 1945

Post-WWII Military Service:

 

Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):

Federal Government position with the Internal Revenue Service.

Thoughts on the 58th Bomb Wing:

The value of freedom takes on meaning.

Comments:

Mr. Filteau passed away on August 14, 2013 and is buried at Holy Cross Cemetery in San Diego, CA.

 


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