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Bernard F. Uebelhoer
 
Bernard Uebelhoer, WWII
Bernard Uebelhoer, WWII
 
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Family Information:   Parents: Edward M. and Ottilia A, Wife: Doris, Children: Joyce, Rebecca, Paul
 
Hometown:  
Lancaster, New York
 
Date Entered Service:   April 1944
 
Service Number:   42093725
 
Bomb Group:   462nd Bomb Group
 
Squadron:   768th Bomb Squadron
 
Location of Unit:   Piardoba, India; December 25, 1944
 
Missions Flown:   26
 
Hump Missions Flown:    
 
Targets:   Singapore floating dry-dock, Singapore empire docks, Rangoon supply dump, Singapore - Bukum Island oil tanks
 
Awards/Decorations:   WWII Victory Medal, American Theater Ribbon, Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon with 4 Bronze Stars, Good Conduct Medal, Air Medal with 5 Bronze Clusters, Distinguished Flying Cross
 
Service Schools Attended:   Central Fire Control - Denver, CO May 1944; Flight Training - Clovis, NM August 1944
 
Military Specialty(ies):   Central Fire Control Technician,
 
Rank Upon Discharge:   S/Sgt.
 
Crew Type:   Flight crew
 
Airplane Serial No.& Name:   44-62237 Eight Ball (98th BG)
 
Were you a POW?   No
 
Were you interned?   No
 
Date Transferred from the 58th:   October, 1945
 
Date Discharged from the 58th:   December, 1945
 
Post-WWII Military Service:    
 
Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):
Communications Technician
 
Thoughts on the 58th Bomb Wing:
My tour of duty in the 58th Bomb Wing was a rewarding experience. I was able to visit places and see things that otherwise would not have been possible. The most memorable events were seeing Mount Everest in the Himalayan Mountains and climbing Mount Suribachi where the Marines raised the flag during the invasion of Iwo Jima. Another memorable experience was when our bombardier, with the assistance of the pilot who put the plane into a dive, was able to shoot down a Japanese fighter plane.
 
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Bernard Uebelhoer at the WWII Memorial
Bernard Uebelhoer at the WWII Memorial

 


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