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Richard M. Klock
Richard Klock at 58th reunion in Hartford, CT in 2001
Richard Klock at 58th reunion in Hartford, CT in 2001
Recent Address:   218 Wisteria Way, Ventura, CA 93004-1431
Family Information:   Parents: Frank and Felice; Wife: Corinne; Children: Maureen, Kathe, Barbara, Patricia, Fred & Paul
Hometown:   Los Angeles, CA
Date Entered Service:   February 8 1943
Service Number:   39558869
Bomb Group:   462nd
Squadron:   769th
Location of Unit:   Walker Army Air Field, Hays, KS 12/1943 to 1/1944
Missions Flown:    
Hump Missions Flown:   2.5: third one aborted- lost engine
Awards/Decorations:   Presidential Unit Citation w/4 oak leaf clusters; American Defense Service Medal, Asia-Pacific Service Medal, WW II Victory Medal, Republic of China Medal, Good Conduct Medal
Service Schools Attended:   Bombsight maintenance, Lowry Field, Denver, Co ; Autopilot maintenance, Lowry Field, Denver, C
Military Specialty(ies):   Norden Bombsight Technician
Rank Upon Discharge:   Sergeant
Crew Type:   Ground crew
Airplane Serial No.& Name:   42-6273 Old-Bitch-U-Airy Bess, 42-6347 King Size, 42-24484 Our Gal, 42-24720 Fu-Kemal-Tu
Were you a POW?   No
Were you interned?   No
Date Transferred from the 58th:   November 9 1945
Date Discharged from the 58th:   November 9 1945
Post-WWII Military Service:    
Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):
Douglas Aircraft, Santa Monica, CA; Pacific Bell Telephone Co., Los Angeles & Ventura, CA
Thoughts on the 58th Bomb Wing:
Keeping the auto-pilot working properly so that not too many planes would abort before getting to the target.
All of my photos and military records, including my discharge were buried in a landslide in 1995. Current photo was taken at 58th reunion in Hartford, CT in 2001.


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