New England Air Museum
Robert L. Kilburn
 
Recent Address:   P. O. Box 218, Siloam Springs, AR 72761
 
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Family Information:   Father: Paul
 
Hometown:   Mason, MI
 
Date Entered Service:   October 23, 1942
 
Service Number:   16148320
 
Bomb Group:   444th
 
Squadron:   677th
 
Location of Unit:   Great Bend, KS - November 1944
 
Missions Flown:   7
 
Hump Missions Flown:   16
 
Targets:   Yawata, Mukden
 
Awards/Decorations:   Air Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WWII Victory Medal, Distinguished Unit Citation.
 
Service Schools Attended:   Aircraft Maintenance - Lincoln, NE Dec 1942-Mar 1943; Electrical - Chanute Field Apr-May 1943; B-29 Electrical - Boeing Jun-Oct 1943
 
Military Specialty(ies):   MOS 1685 - Gunner
 
Rank Upon Discharge:   Staff Sergeant
 
Crew Type:   Flight crew
 
Airplane Serial No.& Name:   42-6228 Eight Ball
 
Were you a POW?   No
 
Were you interned?   No
 
Date Transferred from the 58th:   October, 1944
 
Date Discharged from the 58th:   November 1, 1945
 
Post-WWII Military Service:    
 
Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):
Funeral Director -- Manufacturer -- Designer-- Exporter
 
Thoughts on the 58th Bomb Wing:
Very important
 
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