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Robert O'Brien
 
Robert O'Brien, WWII
Robert O'Brien, WWII
 
 
Recent Address:   4 Locust Lane, Clifton Park, NY 12065
 
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Family Information:   Parents: Daniel and Sarah; Sibling: Margie Krachenfels
 
Hometown:   Bronx, NY
 
Date Entered Service:   November 1944
 
Service Number:   42057170
 
Bomb Group:   462nd Bomb Group
 
Squadron:    
 
Location of Unit:   CBI; November 1944
 
Missions Flown:   36
 
Hump Missions Flown:   6-10
 
Targets:   Singapore, Manchuria, Kobe, etc
 
Awards/Decorations:   Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters, Distinguished Unit Citation with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal with 4 Bronze Battle Stars
 
Service Schools Attended:   Gunnery ; Radar
 
Military Specialty(ies):   MOS 866-Radar Observer, MOS 611-Aerial Gunner
 
Rank Upon Discharge:   S/Sgt.
 
Crew Type:   Flight crew
 
Airplane Serial No.& Name:   42-24506 Untouchable, others.
 
Were you a POW?   No
 
Were you interned?   No
 
Date Transferred from the 58th:    
 
Date Discharged from the 58th:   December 1945
 
Post-WWII Military Service:    
 
Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):
Chiropractor
 
Thoughts on the 58th Bomb Wing:
Loss of friends. Adventure. Travel.
 
Comments:
Crew members: Howard Bonjour - Left Gunner, Ray Harris - Navigator, Robert O'Brien - Radar Operator, Arvin Rivers - Engineer, Calvin Routh - Bombardier, James Sewell - Right Gunner, Richard Stacy - Co-Pilot.

 

Robert O'Brien as Honor Guard, 2004
Robert O'Brien as Honor Guard, 2004
 

 


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