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Benjamin Frederick Yeager
 
Benjamin Yeager, September, 1944
Benjamin Yeager, September, 1944
 
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Family Information:   Parents: Frieda and Andrew; Wife: Margaret J. Myron Yeager; Children: Jeanne, Richard, Karen
 
Hometown:   West Orange, NJ
 
Date Entered Service:   July 2, 1942
 
Service Number:   32388054/ T-225315
 
Bomb Group:   462nd Bomb Group
 
Squadron:   769th Bomb Squadron
 
Location of Unit:    
 
Missions Flown:   23 combat missions
 
Hump Missions Flown:    
 
Targets:    
 
Awards/Decorations:   Distinguished Flying Cross, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal with 4 Battle Stars, WWII Victory Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Victory Medal, Air Medal with 2 clusters
 
Service Schools Attended:   Airplane Mech - Seymour Johnson Fld December 1942; B-29 Flight Engineeer Sch.- Lowry Fld, Denver, CO June 1944
 
Military Specialty(ies):   MOS 1028-Aircraft Observer, Flight Engineer (VHB)
 
Rank Upon Discharge:   M/Sgt.
 
Crew Type:   Flight crew
 
Airplane Serial No.& Name:   42-24896 Mis-chief-mak-er; Malicious Rumor
 
Were you a POW?   No
 
Were you interned?   No
 
Date Transferred from the 58th:    
 
Date Discharged from the 58th:    
 
Post-WWII Military Service:   2nd Lt. Air Force Reserve
 
Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):
Insurance Agent for Prudential Insurance Co.
 
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