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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