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Harry E. Trask
 
Harry Trask - July 1943
Harry Trask - July 1943
 
Recent Address:   223 High Street, Lot 5C, South Paris, ME 94281
 
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Family Information:   Parents: Harry E. and Myrtle Y.; Wife: Claralyn P.
 
Hometown:   East Wilton, ME
 
Date Entered Service:   August 8, 1941
 
Service Number:   31044936/ 0738901
 
Bomb Group:   444th Bomb Group
 
Squadron:   677th Bomb Squadron
 
Location of Unit:   Great Bend, KS; November 27, 1943
 
Missions Flown:   35
 
Hump Missions Flown:   22
 
Targets:   Siam, Japan, China, Manchuria, Formosa, Burma, Malay States, Indochina
 
Awards/Decorations:   Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters, 4 Battle Stars, 2 Distinguished Unit Citations
 
Service Schools Attended:   Medics - Camp Grant, IL Sep 1941; Primary Flight - Hemet, CA Apr 1942; Navigation - Mather Field, CA Oct 1942
 
Military Specialty(ies):   MOS 1034-Navigator, MOS 1035-Bombardier
 
Rank Upon Discharge:   1st Lt.
 
Crew Type:   Flight crew
 
Airplane Serial No.& Name:   42-63422 Little Mike
 
Were you a POW?   No
 
Were you interned?   No
 
Date Transferred from the 58th:   July 31, 1945
 
Date Discharged from the 58th:   November 13, 1945
 
Post-WWII Military Service:    
 
Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):
School Teacher, Clergyman
 
Thoughts on the 58th Bomb Wing:
Very proud to have served with the first B-29s to go overseas in India, China, and Tinian.
 
Comments:
Delighted that I was a part of it, but would not want to do it again.

 

Harry Trask - June 2001
Harry Trask - June 2001
 

 


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