New England Air Museum
Charles G. Brooks

 

Recent Address:

11707 Chapman Road, South, Kingsville, MD 21087

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Family Information:

Parents: Nellie and Raymond

Hometown:

Youngstown, OH

Date Entered Service:

November, 1943

Service Number:

35927119

Bomb Group:

468th

Squadron:

794th

Location of Unit:

Tinian, Marianas Islands (1945)

Missions Flown:

Power Display over USS Missouri, down A/C search in southwest Pacific, POW food drop to Northern Honshu.

Hump Missions Flown:

 

Targets:

 

Awards/Decorations:

Battle Star, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, American Defense Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal

Service Schools Attended:

Radio School, Truax Field, Madison, WI Feb 1944; Electronics School, Chanute Field, IL May 1944; Radar School, Boca Raton, FL Jul 1944

Military Specialty(ies):

Radar NCO

Rank Upon Discharge:

Sgt

Crew Type:

Ground crew

Airplane Serial No.& Name:

42-65275 Hi Stepper, Sentimental Journey, Eight Ball

Were you a POW?

No

Were you interned?

No

Date Transferred from the 58th:

January, 1945

Date Discharged from the 58th:

April, 1946

Post-WWII Military Service:

U. S. Air Force Reserves, 1946 to 1960

Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):

Electronics Technician, Glenn L. Martin Co., Baltimore MD, and Aircraft Armaments, Cockeysville, MD; Systems Engineer, Westinghouse Electric Co. for 32 years.

Thoughts on the 58th Bomb Wing:

Service in 58th Bomb Wing was very important. Assigned to 58th Wing and met same on Tinian after the 58th Vets came in from China/India. I arrived after much of the heavy bombing campaigns were over. Volunteered to fly some non-hazardous missions which many crews were credited with as a regular mission. When "high point" vets were sent home, I was assigned to 313 Wing, 9BG, and 5th B.Sqdn and became a Radar NCO with 5 techs under me.

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