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Earl H. Savela
 
Earl Savela 1944
Earl Savela 1944
 
 
Recent Address:   18011 St. Croix Trail No., Marine on St. Croix, MN 55047
 
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Family Information:   Parents: Henry and Marie; Wife: Saima; Children: Karen, Thea, Dennis, Craig
 
Hometown:   St. Paul, MN
 
Date Entered Service:   December 27, 1941
 
Service Number:   0933675
 
Bomb Group:   40th Bomb Group
 
Squadron:   44th Bomb SquadronOther Wing /Group- 313th BW, 505 BG, 483rd BS
 
Location of Unit:   Topeka, KS; July 24, 1945
 
Missions Flown:   Cover for USS Missouri when Peace Treaty was signed. Also Search and Rescue.
 
Hump Missions Flown:    
 
Targets:    
 
Awards/Decorations:   WWII Victory Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon with 2 Bronze Battle Stars, American Theater Ribbon
 
Service Schools Attended:   Gunnery School Nov 1942; Air Corp Technical School Jun 1942; Flight Engineering Course Dec 1944-Feb 1945
 
Military Specialty(ies):   Aerial Gunner, Airplane Mechanic, Pilot, Flight Instructor, Flight Engineer
 
Rank Upon Discharge:   2nd Lt.
 
Crew Type:   Flight crew
 
Airplane Serial No.& Name:    
 
Were you a POW?   No
 
Were you interned?   No
 
Date Transferred from the 58th:   Aug 16, 1945 to 313th BW, 505th BG
 
Date Discharged from the 58th:   January 29, 1946
 
Post-WWII Military Service:   None
 
Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):
Worked in the Signal Dept. of the Great Northern Railroad (which later became the BNSF Railroad). Retired in 1978 as a Research & Development Engineer in the same department.
 
Thoughts on the 58th Bomb Wing:
Good friends, good education and a great experience!
 
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Earl Savela, 1993
 

 


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