New England Air Museum
Rex E. Jorgensen
Recent Address:
4504 Urbandale Ave., Des Moines, IA 50310
Email:
Family Information:
Hometown:
Ames, IA
Date Entered Service:
April 8, 9143
Service Number:
O-558306
Bomb Group:
468th
Squadron:
794th
Location of Unit:
Tinian, Marianas Island - June 1945
Missions Flown:
9 high-altitude photo recon.; 13 VH Bombardment; 2 POW supply.
Hump Missions Flown:
Targets:
Awards/Decorations:
Air Medal, Distinguished Flying Cross, Distinguished Unit Citation
Service Schools Attended:
Gunnery - Harlingen, TX 1943; Navigation - Ellington, TX 1943; Radar - Boca Raton, FL 1943
Military Specialty(ies):
MOS 1038-Navigator-Bombardier, Radar
Rank Upon Discharge:
1st Lieutenant
Crew Type:
Flight crew
Airplane Serial No.& Name:
Tokyo Rose (crashed); 44-69660 My Gal Sal
Were you a POW?
No
Were you interned?
No
Date Transferred from the 58th:
Date Discharged from the 58th:
October, 1945
Post-WWII Military Service:
Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):
Vice President -- Iowa Power & Light Co., Des Moines
Comments:
Mr. Jorgensen passed away December 17, 2009 and is buried at Linwood Park Cemetery in Boone, IA.

 


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