New England Air Museum
Wayne E. Redd
Recent Address:   121 Ideal Road, Senecaville, OH 43780-9450
Family Information:    
Hometown:   Lore City, Ohio
Date Entered Service:   Jan 18, 1943
Service Number:   35599267
Bomb Group:   40th Bomb Group/ 11th Photo Lab
Location of Unit:   Pratt, Kansas
Missions Flown:    
Hump Missions Flown:    
Awards/Decorations:   Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon, with 5 Bronze Stars
Service Schools Attended:    
Military Specialty(ies):   405 Clerk Typist, 945 Photo Lab Technician
Rank Upon Discharge:   Corporal
Crew Type:    
Airplane Serial No.& Name:    
Were you a POW?   No
Were you interned?   No
Date Transferred from the 58th:    
Date Discharged from the 58th:   November 15, 1945
Post-WWII Military Service:    
Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):
Worked at Timpken Bearing in Canton. Turned down deferment.
Thoughts on the 58th Bomb Wing:
Since Japan attacked the US, I felt it was my duty to do what needed downe and am proud to say the 58th filled my life in my life travel, education, cooperation and victory.
I attended our last 40th Bomb Wing Reunion in New Orleans when they brought "Fi Fi" in. The base commander was standing next to me, "Fi Fi" was going slow and he said "After they get down I'll show you the planes of today!" He sent some over, you could just hear them and away they went. And here was the B-29 of our early life and fast jets of today. What a change!


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