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Darwin M. Gregory

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Darwin Gregory - 1943

Recent Address:

4570 Shetland Green Road, Alexandria, VA 22312

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Family Information:

Parents: Gideon and Arvilla; Brother: Douglas

Hometown:

Harvard, NY

Date Entered Service:

July 17, 1940

Service Number:

12004165

Bomb Group:

468th

Squadron:

794th

Location of Unit:

Kharagpur, India - Sept. 1944

Missions Flown:

35

Hump Missions Flown:

9--Tanker Group, Provisional--C-109

Targets:

Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Kobe, Nagoya, Tokyo, Yokohama, Osaka, Omuta, Toyohashi, Kure, Okayama, Takamatsu, Sendai, Utsonomiya, Fukui

Awards/Decorations:

Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with Clusters, Good Conduct Medal, American Defense Service Medal, American Campaign Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal with 3 Stars, WWII Victory Medal, Sharp Shooter Badge with Pistol, Honorable Service Lapel Button

Service Schools Attended:

AAFTS, Madison, WI -- ROM B-29 Nov 1943; AAFS, Scott Field, IL -- ROM Jul - Oct 1943; Ft. Monmouth, NJ Aug - Dec 1941

Military Specialty(ies):

MOS 757-Radio Operator-Mechanic-Gunner, AAF

Rank Upon Discharge:

Staff Sergeant

Crew Type:

Flight crew

Airplane Serial No.& Name:

42-24486 Windy City II, 42-6409 The Uninvited, 42-24469 Wham Bam - given to another crew when we arrived in India.

Were you a POW?

No

Were you interned?

No

Date Transferred from the 58th:

July 20, 1945

Date Discharged from the 58th:

August 23, 1945

Post-WWII Military Service:

 

Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):

Special Agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

Thoughts on the 58th Bomb Wing:

I am very proud of my 35 missions, I feel that I and my crewmates contributed mightily to bring about the Japanese surrender. We did our job and accepted our assignments without hesitation or reservation. The morale in the 468th was always high thanks to leaders like R.M. Ramey and James Edmundson.

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Crew of the Wham Bam headed for India, August 1944

 

 

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Darwin Gregory - 2002

 


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