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Delmar D. Stevens
Delmar Stevens, WWII
Delmar Stevens, WWII
Recent Address:   3225 S.W. 62nd Lane, Gainesville, FL 32698
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Family Information:   Parents: John and Maida; Wife: Martha; Children: Rodney, Barbara, Stanley, Pamela; Siblings: Rollin, Olive, Rache, Beatrice
Hometown:   Swanton, Ohio
Date Entered Service:   September 9, 1942
Service Number:   O-750879 /16082654
Bomb Group:   40th Bomb Group
Squadron:   25th Bomb Squadron
Location of Unit:   Pratt, KS; 1943
Missions Flown:   36
Hump Missions Flown:   11
Targets:   Yawata, Anshan, Mukden, Nagasaki, Formosa, Bangkok, Singapore, Saigon, Tokyo, Yokohama, Kobe, Kure,2 photo missions off Malayan Peninsula, several other Japanese cities.
Awards/Decorations:   Air Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters, Distinguished Flying Cross with 4 Battle Stars, Presidential Unit Citation
Service Schools Attended:    
Military Specialty(ies):  


Rank Upon Discharge:   Capt.
Crew Type:   Flight crew
Airplane Serial No.& Name:   42-24457 Battlin' Beauty, 42-65233 Superstitious Aloysious
Were you a POW?   No
Were you interned?   No
Date Transferred from the 58th:    
Date Discharged from the 58th:   August, 1945
Post-WWII Military Service:   None
Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):
Agency Manager for Mutual of New York
Thoughts on the 58th Bomb Wing:
Space doesn't permit me to articulate what my true feelings are about my experiences during WWII. In the context of today's world, and today's attitudes in America, it scares me and makes me worry about the future of America and the world. During WWII there was no doubt about why we were fighting and there was support from virtually every American. It was a privilege to serve with so many talented and dedicated people. Being one of the lucky ones to survive, it bothers me to see the moral breakdown in our society. In short, too many people don't seem willing to work and take risks to better themselves and society as a whole.

During my 82+ years, WWII stands out as a time when people with real character came together and helped preserve what working and dedicated people before us had created without so-called government assistance. The right to be free to work and create were all the rights they needed. I'm very proud and privileged to have served with the men and women of the 58th Bomb Wing.
Let's not forget the real heroes of the 58th Wing -- those who made the supreme sacrifice!


Delmar on plane


Delmar Stevens, 1988
Delmar Stevens, 1988


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