New England Air Museum
Albert Bores

Albert Bores
Albert Bores

Recent Address:

17746 Via Alta Mirasol, San Diego, CA 92128



Family Information:

Parents: Lena and Alpha, Siblings: 5 brothers and sisters


Monroeville, OH

Date Entered Service:

November 1, 1941

Service Number:


Bomb Group:




Location of Unit:

Salina, KS (November, 1943)

Missions Flown:


Hump Missions Flown:





Distinguished Flying Cross with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster, Air Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, Presidential Unit Citation with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, American Defense Service Medal, American Campaign Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WWII Victory Medal, UN Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Air Force Commendation Medal, Air Force Longevity Service Award with 4 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters

Service Schools Attended:

Pilot School Nov 1941-May 1942; Air Force Institute of Technology 1948-1950

Military Specialty(ies):

MOS 1093-Pilot B-29 VHB, MOS 4130-Subsisitence Procurement Officer

Rank Upon Discharge:

Lt Colonel

Crew Type:

Flight crew

Airplane Serial No.& Name:

42-6454 Totin' To Tokyo

Were you a POW?


Were you interned?


Date Transferred from the 58th:

July, 1945

Date Discharged from the 58th:

1963 (Ret.)

Post-WWII Military Service:

Korean War

Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):

Project Manager, University of San Diego (USD)

Thoughts on the 58th Bomb Wing:

It means everything to me. It was the highlight of my career.


Mr. Bores passed away July 13, 2007.  He is buried at Oak Hill Memorial Park in Escondido, CA.

Crew of the "Totin' To Tokyo": Back row L to R: Pilot, Al Bores; Co-pilot, Bob Johnson; Bombardier, Don McComas; Engineer, Dick Kline; Navigator, William Klein. Front row L to R: Gunner, John Williams; Gunner, Elmo Erickson; Gunner, Jim Foss; Radio Operator, J. Matulauskis; Tail Gunner, Bill Ennis; Radar Operator, Martone.


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