New England Air Museum
Elwin Thurlow
 
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Family Information:  
Wilbur Thurlow Mother: Helen Thurlow Wife:Jacqueline Thurlow
 
Hometown:  
Auburn, Maine
 
Date Entered Service:  
November 5, 1942
 
Service Number:  
11098150
 
Bomb Group:  
462nd
 
Squadron:  
768th
 
Location of Unit:  
Piardoba, India; April 1944
 
Missions Flown:   Estimate of 15 to 20 missions.
 
Hump Missions Flown:  
Estimate 10 missions
 
Targets:  
Japan (various), Bangkok, Rangoon, Singapore, Mukden (China)
 
Awards/Decorations:  
Air Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters, Distinguished Flying Cross, Distinguished Unit Citations
 
Service Schools Attended:  
Airplane Mechanic,Gulfport, Miss. 1943; Elec. Spec.Sch. Chanute,Field,Ill. 1943; B-29 Sch. Seattle ,Wash. 1943
 
Military Specialty(ies):  
Left Scanner (Gunner) - B-29
 
Rank Upon Discharge:  
S/Sgt.
 
Crew Type:  
Flight crew
 
Airplane Serial No.& Name:  
42-6329 Ding Hao
 
Were you a POW?  
No
 
Were you interned?  
No
 
Date Transferred from the 58th:    
 
Date Discharged from the 58th:  
September 4, 1945
 
Post-WWII Military Service:    
 
Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):
President Central Maine Power Co.
 
Thoughts on the 58th Bomb Wing:
It was a terrific learning experience but nothing I would recommend.
 
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