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William Moore Blalock

William Blalock, 1944

Recent Address:

108 Fountain Lake Drive, Eutawville, SC 29048



Family Information:

Parents: Lewis and Julia; Wife: Agnes; Children: Susan, Valerie


Newberry, SC

Date Entered Service:

June 10, 1943

Service Number:


Bomb Group:



676th and 679th

Location of Unit:

Great Bend, KS

Missions Flown:

Approx. 15

Hump Missions Flown:

Approx. 15


Mukden, Rangoon, Formosa, Singapore (dry-dock), Yawata, others


Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with Cluster, Distinguished Unit Badge, Campaign Ribbon with 5 Battle Stars

Service Schools Attended:

Communications School-Scott Field, IL Aug 1942;
Communications School-Yale Univ., New Haven, CT Dec 1942;
Electronics Off. Course-Boca Raton, FL May 1943

Military Specialty(ies):

MOS 1038-Navigator-Bombardier, Radar

Rank Upon Discharge:

1st Lt.

Crew Type:

Flight crew

Airplane Serial No.& Name:


Were you a POW?


Were you interned?


Date Transferred from the 58th:

March 7, 1945

Date Discharged from the 58th:

October 22, 1945

Post-WWII Military Service:


Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):

Entered Banking profession soon after discharge from military service and continued in banking until my retirement on December 31, 1987.

Thoughts on the 58th Bomb Wing:

Due to a shortage of Radar Bomb/Nav operators I served under four different pilots and crews including D.P. Woods crew and crew of Clyde A. West and Col. Alvin Moore, Sqdn. Cmdr.

I have a vivid recollection of my approximately 3 1/2 years in the military and still communicate with several co-members who were friends of mine until this day. I was proud to be a member of the 58th Bomb Wing and felt confident that we had a profound effect on bringing hostilities to an end.


William Moore Blalock died on August 22, 2012 in Newberry, SC.


Crew of the Lady Marge


William Blalock, Honor Court USAF Academy, 2000.


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