New England Air Museum
William J. Toppin

 

Recent Address:  

Dearborn, MI

Email:  

 

Family Information:  

Parents: James and Beatrice; Wife: Janet

Hometown:  

Harbor Beach, MI

Date Entered Service:  

March 1943

Service Number:  

16103784

Bomb Group:  

40th

Squadron:  

44th

Location of Unit:  

Pratt, KS

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Awards/Decorations:  

 

Service Schools Attended:  

Armament School, Lowry Field

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Were you a POW?  

No

Were you interned?  

No

Date Transferred from the 58th:  

 

Date Discharged from the 58th:  

November, 1945

Post-WWII Military Service:

 

Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):

Graduated from Michigan State in 1949 and began employment at General Motors Diesel Division soon after in 1950 and spent 22 years in various service and sales administrative activities until retirement in 1983.

Comments:

Mr. Toppin passed away January 4, 2011 and is buried at Rock Falls Cemetery, Harbor Beach, MI.

 


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