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Jerome Boxer
 
Jerome Boxer, 1944
Jerome Boxer, 1944
 
Recent Address:  
59 Franklin Rd., Scarsdale, NY 10583
 
Email:    
 
Family Information:  
Parents: Samuel and Sarah; Wife: Evelyn; Children: Martin, Deborah; Siblings: Bert, Evelyn
 
Hometown:  
Bronx, NY
 
Date Entered Service:  
November 12, 1942
 
Service Number:  
32626985
 
Bomb Group:  
462nd
 
Squadron:  
770th
 
Location of Unit:  
Hays, KS (January, 1943)
 
Missions Flown:  
35
 
Hump Missions Flown:  
18+
 
Targets:  
Yawata Steel Works (6/14/44), Mukden, Tokyo, Yokahama, Kobe, Singapore (2x), Omura, Saigon, many more
 
Awards/Decorations:  
Asiatic-Pacific Theater Medal, Air Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters, Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, Distinguished Flying Cross
 
Service Schools Attended:  
Aircraft Armament 1943; Central Fire Control 1943
 
Military Specialty(ies):  
MOS 580-Remote Control Turret Machine Gunner
 
Rank Upon Discharge:  
T/Sgt
 
Crew Type:  
Flight crew
 
Airplane Serial No.& Name:  
42-63386 Globe Girdle Myrtle, Dottie (unknown serial no.)
 
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):
Builder of private homes and apartment houses. Worked as supervisor, rebuilt blast furnaces at steel mills, ran real estate management office.
 
Thoughts on the 58th Bomb Wing:
Most memorable thoughts are: First mission to Japan at Yawata on 6/14/44. Two emergency landings at Chunking and Xian when we could not reach base due to aircraft damage. The tremendous updraft experienced on second fire bomb mission to Tokyo will always be with me .Most meaningful are friendships with crew members that I developed. They have lasted over 50 years due to yearly reunions.
 
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Jerome Boxer, 1997

 


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