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Thomas William Peel
Tom Peel 1946
Tom Peel, 1946
Recent Address: Spokane, WA
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Family Information: Parents: George and Minnie; Wife: Margaret Ann (Peggy); Children: Jeffrey and Kevin
Hometown: Chicago, IL
Date Entered Service: December 1942
Service Number: 36631
Bomb Group: 468th Bomb Group
Squadron: 792nd Bomb Squadron
Location of Unit: Salina, Kansas; May 1943
Missions Flown: 17
Hump Missions Flown: 11
Targets: Yawata, Anshan, Formosa, Omura, Mukden, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Yangtze
Awards/Decorations: Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal, Purple Heart, Presidential Unit Citation, Meritorious Service Medal
Service Schools Attended: Radio Operator School Jan 1943; Philco Radio Operator School May 1943
Military Specialty(ies): Radio Operator
Rank Upon Discharge: E-9 Chief Master Sergeant
Crew Type: Flight crew
Airplane Serial No.& Name: 42-6390 Gallopin' Goose, 42-63529 City Of Burlington
Were you a POW? Yes
If so, where? Tokyo
Were you interned? Yes
If so, where? Kempei Tai, Omori
Date Transferred from the 58th:
Date Discharged from the 58th:
Post-WWII Military Service:

Tom had rejoined the Air Force in 1946, and the family was stationed over the years at air bases in Spokane, Washington, Greenham Common England, Glasgow Montana, Bitburg Germany and Travis California. Tom retired in 1971, having achieved the Air Force’s highest enlisted rank of Chief Master Sergeant.

Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):
Business school graduate in finance and marketing Gonzaga Univ.
Thoughts on the 58th Bomb Wing:
I still grieve for the loss of 4 members of my crew shot down over Tokyo May 26, 1945.
Comments:
Mr. Peel passed away May 10th 2014

 

Tom Peel, 1955
Tom Peel, 1955

 

Tom pointing to location of Omori Prison Camp
Tom pointing to location of Omori Prison Camp

 


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