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N 41d 56' 512" W 72d 41' 36"  
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Phone (860) 623-3305

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Raymond C. Geiger

 

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Raymond Geiger - WWII

 

Recent Address:

4121-20 Lahmeyer Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46815

Email:

 

Family Information:

Parents: Mr. & Mrs. E.F. Geiger; Wife: Myrtle; Children: Nancy, Beverly, Ellen and Karen.

Hometown:

Fort Wayne, IN

Date Entered Service:

January 23, 1941

Service Number:

35151227 and O-750369

Bomb Group:

444th

Squadron:

676th and 678th

Location of Unit:

Great Bend, KS - 10/5/43

Missions Flown:

28

Hump Missions Flown:

7 - carrying supplies for missions

Targets:

Palembang, Formosa, Singapore, Omura, Bangkok, Mukden, Hankow, Rangoon, Tokuyama, Nagoya, Hamamatsu, Osaka, Omuta, Toyohashi, Himeji, Kagamigahara, Okayama, Kure, Chiba, Sendai, Utsonomiya

Awards/Decorations:

Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, Distinguished Unit Badge, American Defense Service Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Service Medal with Four Bronze Stars.

Service Schools Attended:

Class 43-G

Military Specialty(ies):

MOS 1024-Pilot, Four-Engine Aircraft, MOS 1093-Pilot B-29 VHB

Rank Upon Discharge:

Captain

Crew Type:

Flight crew

Airplane Serial No.& Name:

42-6215 Deacon's Disciples, 42-24492 Deacon's Disciples II, 44-70127 Unconditional Surrender, 42-24732 Hore-Zontal Dream, 42-63559 Princess Eileen III, 42-65327 Princess Eileen IV

Were you a POW?

No

Were you interned?

No

Date Transferred from the 58th:

 

Date Discharged from the 58th:

October 28, 1945

Post-WWII Military Service:

 

Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):

Operations Clerk at T.W.A. Fort Wayne, Indiana; Accountant, Dana Corporation

Thoughts on the 58th Bomb Wing:

The B-29 was designed and built to upgrade aerial bombardment. With newly designed engines our ships could fly higher, faster, farther and carry a much heavier bomb load. The B-29 was also pressurized and had remote firing gun turrets. The B-29 was the largest bomber in the world during World War II.

It was inevitable all these new innovations resulted in many "bugs" being present. With Boeing engineers and our crew engineers all problems were eventually solved. The B-29 proved to be a magnificent bomber -- she was a beauty.

Our flying crews and all our support personnel were the best and I know I was fortunate to be one of them. We finished our job, we helped win the war and that did and still makes me proud to have been part of the 58th Bomb Wing.

Comments:

 

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Raymond Geiger - 2000

 


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