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Thomas Peel
Tom Peel 1946
Tom Peel, 1946
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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:
I stayed in the military and retired July 1, 1971 completing 29 years of military service.
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.
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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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