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Albert Bores

Albert Bores
Albert Bores

Recent Address:

17746 Via Alta Mirasol, San Diego, CA 92128

Email:

 

Family Information:

Parents: Lena and Alpha, Siblings: 5 brothers and sisters

Hometown:

Monroeville, OH

Date Entered Service:

November 1, 1941

Service Number:

8801A

Bomb Group:

468th

Squadron:

793rd

Location of Unit:

Salina, KS (November, 1943)

Missions Flown:

35

Hump Missions Flown:

20

Targets:

 

Awards/Decorations:

Distinguished Flying Cross with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster, Air Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, Presidential Unit Citation with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, American Defense Service Medal, American Campaign Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WWII Victory Medal, UN Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Air Force Commendation Medal, Air Force Longevity Service Award with 4 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters

Service Schools Attended:

Pilot School Nov 1941-May 1942; Air Force Institute of Technology 1948-1950

Military Specialty(ies):

MOS 1093-Pilot B-29 VHB, MOS 4130-Subsisitence Procurement Officer

Rank Upon Discharge:

Lt Colonel

Crew Type:

Flight crew

Airplane Serial No.& Name:

42-6454 Totin' To Tokyo

Were you a POW?

No

Were you interned?

No

Date Transferred from the 58th:

July, 1945

Date Discharged from the 58th:

1963 (Ret.)

Post-WWII Military Service:

Korean War

Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):

Project Manager, University of San Diego (USD)

Thoughts on the 58th Bomb Wing:

It means everything to me. It was the highlight of my career.

Comments:

Mr. Bores passed away July 13, 2007.  He is buried at Oak Hill Memorial Park in Escondido, CA.

Crew of the "Totin' To Tokyo": Back row L to R: Pilot, Al Bores; Co-pilot, Bob Johnson; Bombardier, Don McComas; Engineer, Dick Kline; Navigator, William Klein. Front row L to R: Gunner, John Williams; Gunner, Elmo Erickson; Gunner, Jim Foss; Radio Operator, J. Matulauskis; Tail Gunner, Bill Ennis; Radar Operator, Martone.

 


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