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Millard Fillmore Hamilton

 

Millard Hamilton, WWII

 

Recent Address:

Myerstown, PA

Email:

 

Family Information:

Parents: Henry and Sue; Wife: Elizabeth; Children: Henry, Thomas

Hometown:

Lebanon, PA

Date Entered Service:

February 15, 1943

Service Number:

 

Bomb Group:

462nd

Squadron:

768th

Location of Unit:

Walker AAF, CBI

Missions Flown:

15 from India; 20 from Tinian

Hump Missions Flown:

 

Targets:

 

Awards/Decorations:

Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal, with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters; Good Conduct Medal, WWII Victory Medal, American Campaign Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon, with 7 Battle Stars

Service Schools Attended:

Olmsted Army Air Base in Middletown, Pennsylvania, followed by Rome Air Depot in Rome, New York.

Military Specialty(ies):

Central Fire Control

Rank Upon Discharge:

Staff Sergeant

Crew Type:

Flight crew

Airplane Serial No.& Name:

 

Were you a POW?

No

Were you interned?

No

Date Transferred from the 58th:

 

Date Discharged from the 58th:

September, 1945

Post-WWII Military Service:

 

Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):

Millard resumed his career in the federal Civil Service, serving again at Rome Air Depot, then returning to Lebanon to serve at the VA Hospital.

In 1957 he transferred to Washington, D.C. for the remainder of his career, serving as a Communications Specialist with the Veterans Administration, the General Services Administration, and the Department of Labor. During this time Millard, Elizabeth and their three children lived in Silver Spring, Maryland.

He retired in 1975. His hobbies and interests included woodworking, ocean fishing, camping, and travel. Millard was a member of Friedens Lutheran Church in Myerstown, the Distinguished Flying Cross Society, the China-Burma-India (CBI) Veterans Association, the Pennsylvania Great Valley (CBI) Basha in Allentown, Lebanon VFW Post 23, Lebanon American Legion Post 158, and the Lebanon Lodge BPO Elks #631. He was also a Charter Member of the WWII Memorial in Washington, D.C.

Thoughts on the 58th Bomb Wing:

He had flown about 200 sorties, 35 in combat, while registering one and a quarter enemy kills in almost 2,000 hours in the B-29.

Comments:

Mr. Hamilton passed away September 22, 2012. He is buried at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery in Myerstown, PA.

 


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