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Windsor Locks,CT 06096
N 41d 56' 512" W 72d 41' 36"  
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Jack W. Landon
 
Jack Landon (left) and Jack Keltz (Nav.), 1994
Jack Landon (left) and Jack Keltz (Nav.), 1994
 
 
Recent Address:   73 Hollister Way N., Glastonbury, CT 06033
 
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Family Information:   Parents: Elmer and Eleanor
 
Hometown:   Webster Groves, MO
 
Date Entered Service:   October 2 1942
 
Service Number:   11099642
 
Bomb Group:   462nd
 
Squadron:   770th
 
Location of Unit:   Walker Field, KS September 1943
 
Missions Flown:   39 combat
 
Hump Missions Flown:   Many
 
Targets:   Anshan (2), Nagasaki, Formosa (2), Omura, Bangkok, Mukden, Singapore (2), Yawata.
 
Awards/Decorations:   Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Good Conduct Medal, Battle Stars, Distinguished Unit Citations, Philippine Liberation Ribbon with Star, Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon with 6 Stars
 
Service Schools Attended:   Airplane Armament 1943; Remote Control Gunnery 1943;
 
Military Specialty(ies):   MOS 580-Remote Control Turret Gunner, MOS 938-AAF Gunnery Instructor
 
Rank Upon Discharge:   Staff Sergeant
 
Crew Type:   Flight crew
 
Airplane Serial No.& Name:   42-24484 Our Gal
 
Were you a POW?   No
 
Were you interned?   No
 
Date Transferred from the 58th:   April 1945
 
Date Discharged from the 58th:   October 2 1945
 
Post-WWII Military Service:    
 
Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):
Grocery Chains: Warehouse & Transportation Director
 
Thoughts on the 58th Bomb Wing:
I am still impressed with the deep and lasting comradeship that developed with the men with whom I trained, particularly the members of my flight crew. The four of us left (out of eleven) still maintain regular contact.The other thing, of which I am proud, is that our groups were the first to take the B-29 into combat. We were able to work the bugs out (suffering many operational losses) and thus develop the modifications that enabled the later groups to mount the attacks that helped to end the conflict.
 
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