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Eual Beasley


Eual Beasley, India, 1944

Recent Address:

505 S. Pontiac Ave., Dothan, AL 36301-2209

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Family Information:

Parents: Lester and Annie, Wife: Bonnie Beasley, Child: Marla

Hometown:

Anniston, AL

Date Entered Service:

February 19, 1943

Service Number:

34706608

Bomb Group:

40th

Squadron:

45th

Location of Unit:

Pratt, KS (January, 1944)

Missions Flown:

 

Hump Missions Flown:

 

Targets:

 

Awards/Decorations:

American Theater Ribbon, Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon with 5 Bronze Stars, Good Conduct Medal, WWII Victory Medal, Distinguished Unit Badge

Service Schools Attended:

AP and Eng. Mech. - Amarillo, TX 1943;
B-17 Fact. School - Douglas Fact. Long Beach, CA 1943

Military Specialty(ies):

MOS 747-Airplane and Engine Mechanic

Rank Upon Discharge:

Sgt

Crew Type:

Ground crew

Airplane Serial No.& Name:

42-6313 Ding How

Were you a POW?

No

Were you interned?

No

Date Transferred from the 58th:

November 1, 1945

Date Discharged from the 58th:

November 15, 1945

Post-WWII Military Service:

 

Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):

Five years watch repairing.

Thirty five years with Hayes Int. Corp as a Supervisor of Quality overhauling and repairing Govt. and commercial aircraft.

Retired in 1988.

Thoughts on the 58th Bomb Wing:

As a young man just out of high school I will always remember how I was helped by the older men in service such as Matt Sarich my crew chief. In the two years with the 40th I still have fond memories of the people I worked with even in the good times as well as the sad times we had together.

Comments:

Mr. Beasley passed away July 23, 2005 and is buried at Oak Ridge Cemetery, Pell City, AL.

 


Eual Beasley with replica of "Ding How"

 


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