New England Air Museum
Norman Nathan Kailo
 
Recent Address:   1209 Four Seasons Dr., Wayne, NJ 07470-1952
 
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Family Information:   Wife: Marilyn; Children: Andrea, Iris, Cindy, Lori
 
Hometown:   Bronx, NY
 
Date Entered Service:   October 23 1942
 
Service Number:   12158501
 
Bomb Group:   462nd
 
Squadron:   769th
 
Location of Unit:    
 
Missions Flown:    
 
Hump Missions Flown:   2
 
Targets:    
 
Awards/Decorations:   Distinguished Unit Citation (2), India-Burma Campaign, Central Burma Campaign, Palembang-Sumatra Air Offensive,
Air Offensive Japan, China Campaign
 
Service Schools Attended:   Seymour Johnson Field - Aircraft Mechanic Nov 1942; Middle River, MD - B26 Crew Chief 1943; Omaha,NE - B-29 Orientation 1943
 
Military Specialty(ies):    
 
Rank Upon Discharge:   Sergeant
 
Crew Type:   Ground crew
 
Airplane Serial No.& Name:   Liberty Belle
 
Were you a POW?   No
 
Were you interned?   No
 
Date Transferred from the 58th:   September 1945
 
Date Discharged from the 58th:   October 15 1945
 
Post-WWII Military Service:    
 
Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):
Garment Manufacturer,1945-1951; Industrial Education,1952-1959; Realtor,1959-Present.
 
Thoughts on the 58th Bomb Wing:
Enlisted to serve my country and fight fascism. It was a tremendous growing up experience serving with a unit of dedicated individuals.
 
Comments:

Next to marrying the gal who waited three years for me, enlisting was the best move I ever made. Still keep in touch with some of the guys who are still around and am active in my veterans post.

Mr. Kailo passed away February 17, 2013 and is buried at King Solomon Memorial Park in Clifton, NJ

 


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