New England Air Museum
Dr. George R.D. Hedrick

 

Recent Address:

251 Paul St., Harrisonburg, VA 22801

Email:

 

Family Information:

Parents: James and Irene; Wife: Betty; Children: George, Bruce, Mary

Hometown:

Rockingham County, VA

Date Entered Service:

April, 1944

Service Number:

13180795

Bomb Group:

462nd

Squadron:

770th

Location of Unit:

 

Missions Flown:

7

Hump Missions Flown:

 

Targets:

Tokyo (2), Saga, Hachiogi, Yawata, Fukuyama, Hikari

Awards/Decorations:

Air Medal

Service Schools Attended:

Buckingham Gunnery School Aug 1944; Alamogordo, NM Feb 1945

Military Specialty(ies):

 

Rank Upon Discharge:

Sergeant

Crew Type:

Flight crew

Airplane Serial No.& Name:

44-61628 (unnamed), 42-63560 (unnamed)

Were you a POW?

No

Were you interned?

No

Date Transferred from the 58th:

October 22, 1945

Date Discharged from the 58th:

April, 1946

Post-WWII Military Service:

 

Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):

Dentist

Thoughts on the 58th Bomb Wing:

I'm glad I did it, but I would not do it again because the general public does not appreciate it -- flag burners, Jesse Jackson, Jane Fonda.

Comments:

Mr. Hedrick passed away November 23, 2012 and is buried at Mount Olivet Cemetery, McGaheysville, VA.

 


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