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Howard T. Andreoni
Howard Andreoni, 1945
Howard Andreoni, 1945
Recent Address:  
117 W Carey St., Plains, PA 18705-1327
Family Information:   Parents: Noe and Louise
Hometown:   Plains, PA
Date Entered Service:   September 18, 1939
Service Number:   6995311, 0550642
Bomb Group:   468th
Squadron:   793rd
Location of Unit:  
Smokey Hill AFB Salina, KS (August, 1943)
Missions Flown:   32 credited
Hump Missions Flown:   17 round trips
Yawata, Kuala Lumpur, Shanghai, Rangoon, Tokyo, Nagoya, Osaka, Kobe, Takamatsu
Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with 3 OLC, Vietnam Service Medal
Service Schools Attended:  
B-17 1943; B-29 Maintenance Mar. 1943; B-29 Flight Engineer Aug. 1943
Military Specialty(ies):  
Crew Chief B-17, Flight Engineer B-29
Rank Upon Discharge:   1st Lt.
Crew Type:   Flight crew
Airplane Serial No.& Name:  
42-6265 Raiden Maiden, 42-6333 Camel Caravan, 42-63415 Jolly Roger
Were you a POW?   No
Were you interned?   No
Date Transferred from the 58th:   September 1, 1945
Date Discharged from the 58th:   December 1, 1945
Post-WWII Military Service:
Reenlisted March 1946
Served in Libya - Tripoli - 1953-1955 (Korean War)
Ubon, Thailand - 1965-1966
Retired - July 1, 1966
Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):
U. S. Postal Service - 1968-1981; Retired 1981
Thoughts on the 58th Bomb Wing:
My main thought about being in the 58th was how I can stay alive. My last mission was flown on Aug 14, 5 days after Nagasaki and Hiroshima were atom bombed.

My daily activities during my tour was associated with the 468th Bomb Group. Therefore I bonded with the 468th. I never saw members of the other groups which comprised the 58th Wing.
Mr. Andreoni passed away November 8, 2009 and is buried at the Italian Independent Cemetery, West Wyoming, PA.



Howard Andreoni, 1986
Howard Andreoni, 1986




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