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James B. Cumming

 

Jim Cumming, WWII

 

Recent Address:

99 Pershing Avenue, New Rochelle, NY 10801

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Family Information:

 

Hometown:

New Rochelle, NY

Date Entered Service:

September 4, 1942

Service Number:

32434326

Bomb Group:

444th

Squadron:

676th

Location of Unit:

Great Bend, KS

Missions Flown:

 

Hump Missions Flown:

 

Targets:

Bangkok, Yawata, Yokohama, Tokyo, Singapore

Awards/Decorations:

Distinguished Unit Citation,Air Medal,Distinguished Flying Cross,Silver Star

Service Schools Attended:

Aircraft Engines, Amarillo, TX Dec 1944; Consolidate Aircraft Plant, San Diego, CA

Military Specialty(ies):

MOS 737-Flight Engineer VHB, MOS 611-Aerial Gunner

Rank Upon Discharge:

S/Sgt

Crew Type:

Flight crew

Airplane Serial No.& Name:

42-24538 Beter 'N' Nutin

Were you a POW?

No

Were you interned?

No

Date Transferred from the 58th:

August 16, 1945

Date Discharged from the 58th:

October 24, 1945

Post-WWII Military Service:

 

Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):

Major oil company as gasoline equipment repair

Thoughts on the 58th Bomb Wing:

As I reflect the past, I recall with pleasure the pride and close relationships of the officers and enlisted men of this group.

Comments:

 

 

Crew of the Beter 'N' Nutin: Lt. Justin Morton, Pilot; Lt. George T. Bacon, Co-Pilot;, Vernon D. Wilcox, Navigator; Sgt. Felix S. Czerw, Engineer; Sgt. Stanley Ellis, Radio Operator; Sgt. William Jokela, Right Gunner; Sgt. Jesse L. Bruner, Top Gunner; Sgt. John Desjardin, Left Gunner; Sgt. James G. Haga, Radio Operator.

 

Jim Cumming, 2003

 


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