New England Air Museum
Frank Willard Steed, Jr
 
Frank W. Steed, WWII
Frank W. Steed, WWII
 
 
Recent Address:   662 Shelley Road, Raleigh, NC 27609
 
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Family Information:   Parents: Frank, Sr. and Lanie; Wife: Helen; Children: Kimberley, Leigh; Sibling: Charles
 
Hometown:   Asheboro, NC
 
Date Entered Service:   April 4, 1944
 
Service Number:   14153769
 
Bomb Group:   444th
 
Squadron:   677th
 
Location of Unit:    
 
Missions Flown:   13
 
Hump Missions Flown:    
 
Targets:    
 
Awards/Decorations:   Air Crew Member Badge, Air Offensive Japan, Western Pacific Campaign, Distinguished Unit Badge, WWII Victory Medal, American Campaign Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, Air Medal with Oak Leaf Clusters, Good Conduct Medal, Service With Honor, Marksman Medal
 
Service Schools Attended:   Gunnery School 6 weeks
 
Military Specialty(ies):   MOS 580-Remote Control Turret Gunner (CFC)
 
Rank Upon Discharge:   Staff Sergeant
 
Crew Type:   Flight crew
 
Airplane Serial No.& Name:   44-70143 Talie Ho!
 
Were you a POW?   No
 
Were you interned?   No
 
Date Transferred from the 58th:   May14, 1946
 
Date Discharged from the 58th:   May 14, 1946
 
Post-WWII Military Service:
Resigned with Air Force Reserve. Recalled to active duty on August 30, 1950. Sent to Randolph AFB, TX. Received promotion to Staff Sergeant. Served 1 year.
 
Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):
Science Teacher and Football Coach, Mt. Airy, NC; Science Teacher, Tennis Coach and Football Coach, Raleigh, NC; School Principal, Raleigh, NC and Wake County, NC.
 
Thoughts on the 58th Bomb Wing:
I consider it a great honor to be a member of the 58th Bomb Wing family. I will always be thankful for that opportunity. We came to Tinian determined that we would give our best effort to end the war and return to our families as soon as possible.

Captain Burnor added the element that has always been most meaningful to me. For that desire to be realized we must work together and always concentrate on the task at hand. Captain Paul J. Burnor was the leader you wanted to follow. A great man and excellent commander.
 
Comments:
Mr. Steed passed away June 30, 2012. He is buried at the Raleigh Memorial Park in Raleigh, NC

 

Capt. Burnor & crew. (Frank Steed, 2nd from left)
 
Frank and Helen Steed
Frank and Helen Steed

 


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