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David B. Wallis
C/MSgt. David B. Wallis
C/MSgt. David B. Wallis
Recent Address:   8540 E. Kenyon Drive, Tucson, AZ 85710-4232
Family Information:   Mother: Hazel; Wife: Nurnie


Hometown:   Paducah, KY
Date Entered Service:   September 27, 1940
Service Number:   15046325
Bomb Group:   444th Bomb Group
Squadron:   676th Bomb Squadron
Location of Unit:   Geiger Field, Spokane, WA; 1941
Missions Flown:    
Hump Missions Flown:    
Service Schools Attended:  


Military Specialty(ies):   MOS 687-Airplane Propeller Mechanic, MOS 513-Airplane Inspector
Rank Upon Discharge:   CM/Sgt.
Crew Type:   Ground crew
Airplane Serial No.& Name:   42-24873 Snuffy
Were you a POW?   No
Were you interned?   No
Date Transferred from the 58th:    
Date Discharged from the 58th:   March 31, 1973
Post-WWII Military Service:
Davis-Monthan AFB, Hunter AFB, No. Africa, Ben Guerin, 1 year in Turkey, 1 year in Albany, GA, then back to Davis Monthan AFB (Manpower) till he retired.
Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):
Thoughts on the 58th Bomb Wing:
He was very proud of his Organization and people in it. Being in SAC he had many TDYs and such -- England, Germany, Africa 3 times, and in the States to inspect aircraft for safe return to destinations.
M/Sgt. Wallis was an honest and dedicated man proud of his career. He was in Army Air Corp before it was the Air Force. Also in Strategic Air Command from its inception. He reached long and hard to see that plane was in condition to fly. Stationed in India during WWII. He was in China finding parts for plane from one downed on Tinian Island as war ended.He finished his career in Manpower at David-Monthan AFB where he retired, after 32 1/2 years, on March 31, 1973. Died at age 88 on September 12, 2002, in Tucson, AZ. Buried with Military Honors from the Elite Honor Guard at David-Monthan AFB. Since this information is by someone other than David Wallis hope it is sufficient.


David Wallis, c. 2002
David Wallis, c. 2002


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