New England Air Museum
James S. Metcalf, Jr
Recent Address:   380 Sunrise Dr., Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
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Family Information:    
Hometown:   Altadena, CA
Date Entered Service:   February 3 1942
Service Number:   39558334
Bomb Group:   468th
Squadron:   793rd
Location of Unit:   Salina, KS October 1943
Missions Flown:   20
Hump Missions Flown:   21 round trips
Targets:   Bangkok (2), Yawata, Sasebo, Anshan (3), Nagasaki, Omura (3), Singapore (3), Mukden, Hankow, Heito, Shinchiku, Kagi
Awards/Decorations:   Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters, Presidential Unit Citation
Service Schools Attended:   Remote Control Turret Mechanic School Oct 1942
Military Specialty(ies):   Senior Gunner
Rank Upon Discharge:   Technical Sergeant
Crew Type:   Flight crew
Airplane Serial No.& Name:   42-63354 (unnamed)
Were you a POW?   No
Were you interned?   No
Date Transferred from the 58th:   March 1945
Date Discharged from the 58th:   July 14 1945
Post-WWII Military Service:    
Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):
Industrial Materials Management.
Thoughts on the 58th Bomb Wing:
Proud to be assigned to the first B-29 Bomb Wing to take the war to the Japanese homeland.


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