New England Air Museum
Keith R. Allison
Recent Address: 305 S. 18th Street, Barron, WI 54812
Family Information:
Hometown: Black River Falls, WI
Date Entered Service: January, 1943
Service Number: 02078891
Bomb Group: 444th
Squadron: 678th
Location of Unit: West field, Tinian June, 1945 - September, 1945
Missions Flown: 11
Hump Missions Flown:
Service Schools Attended: Meteorology Sch. C, Carleton Col., Northfield, MN Feb 1943 - Feb 1944; Aviation Cadet Center Mar 1944 - Sep 1944; Navigation School, San Marcus Sep 1944 - Dec 1944
Military Specialty(ies): MOS 1034-Navigator, MP
Rank Upon Discharge: 2nd Lt.
Crew Type: Flight crew
Airplane Serial No.& Name: 42-63360 Trojan Spirit
Were you a POW? No
Were you interned? No
Date Transferred from the 58th:
Date Discharged from the 58th: July, 1946
Post-WWII Military Service: None
Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):
BBA -- Univ. of Wisconsin at Madison, 9/46 to 2/49; Harwood Trucking, 8/49 to 3/54; Goodyear Tire & Rubber, 3/49 to 8/49; Jerome Foods, Inc., 3/54 to 9/73; Erickson Agency, Inc. (Owner), 9/73 to 5/86.
Thoughts on the 58th Bomb Wing:
Though the war ended shortly after we arrived at West Field, at the age of 21 it was an interesting experience. Since the 444th was one of the oldest B-29 groups and eleven missions qualified, I was in the second wave of 10 to fly home to Mathis Field. Moved to Castle Field, Merced, California. Discharged from there.
Mr. Allison passed away on November 5, 2015.


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