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Earl H. Savela
Earl Savela 1944
Earl Savela 1944
Recent Address:   18011 St. Croix Trail No., Marine on St. Croix, MN 55047
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Family Information:   Parents: Henry and Marie; Wife: Saima; Children: Karen, Thea, Dennis, Craig
Hometown:   St. Paul, MN
Date Entered Service:   December 27, 1941
Service Number:   0933675
Bomb Group:   40th Bomb Group
Squadron:   44th Bomb SquadronOther Wing /Group- 313th BW, 505 BG, 483rd BS
Location of Unit:   Topeka, KS; July 24, 1945
Missions Flown:   Cover for USS Missouri when Peace Treaty was signed. Also Search and Rescue.
Hump Missions Flown:    
Awards/Decorations:   WWII Victory Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon with 2 Bronze Battle Stars, American Theater Ribbon
Service Schools Attended:   Gunnery School Nov 1942; Air Corp Technical School Jun 1942; Flight Engineering Course Dec 1944-Feb 1945
Military Specialty(ies):   Aerial Gunner, Airplane Mechanic, Pilot, Flight Instructor, Flight Engineer
Rank Upon Discharge:   2nd Lt.
Crew Type:   Flight crew
Airplane Serial No.& Name:    
Were you a POW?   No
Were you interned?   No
Date Transferred from the 58th:   Aug 16, 1945 to 313th BW, 505th BG
Date Discharged from the 58th:   January 29, 1946
Post-WWII Military Service:   None
Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):
Worked in the Signal Dept. of the Great Northern Railroad (which later became the BNSF Railroad). Retired in 1978 as a Research & Development Engineer in the same department.
Thoughts on the 58th Bomb Wing:
Good friends, good education and a great experience!


Earl Savela, 1993


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