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Vernice D. Widney

Vernice Widney, 1942

Recent Address:

1503 Cornwell, Apt. 104, Yukon, OK 73099


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Family Information:

Parents: William and Emma; Siblings: William, Earl, Clyde, Linnie; Wife: Mary (deceased), Thelma; Children: Dick, Charles, Mary Ann


Fay, OK

Date Entered Service:

July 25, 1942

Service Number:


Bomb Group:




Location of Unit:


Missions Flown:


Hump Missions Flown:



Yawata, Palembang, Anshan, Okayama, Omura, Rangoon, Singapore, Bangkok, Mukden, Hankow, Kagi, Shinchiku


Distinguished Flying Cross with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters,Air Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster,Philippine Liberation Ribbon,American Theater Ribbon,Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon,Overseas Service Bars (3),Presidential Unit Citations (2),WWII Victory Medal,National Defense Service Medal,American Campaign Medal,Air Offensive Japan,Western Pacific Campaign,Central Burma Campaign,India-Burma China Campaign

Service Schools Attended:

Carribean Defense Command Aug 1942-Mar 1943; Davis Monthan-Tucson,AZ Jun-Jul 1943; Boeing Aircraft-Wichita,KS Jul 1943-Mar 1944

Military Specialty(ies):

MOS 1034-Navigator

Rank Upon Discharge:

Lt. Col.

Crew Type:

Flight crew

Airplane Serial No.& Name:

42-24580 Undecided

Were you a POW?


Were you interned?


Date Transferred from the 58th:


Date Discharged from the 58th:

November 11, 1945

Post-WWII Military Service:

Inactive Reserves 11/11/45 to 1/29/78

Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):

Binger High School 1945 to 1948, Watonga High School 1948 to 1980, retired in 1980. Spanish Cove Retirement Village 1997.

Thoughts on the 58th Bomb Wing:

I have great satisfaction in having served my country in time of war.


Mr. Widney passed away January 25th 2007 and is buried at Resurrection Memorial Cemetery in Oklahoma City, OK


Vernice Widney with his brothers and cousin.


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