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Warren Priepot
Warren Priepot, WWII
Warren Priepot, WWII
Recent Address:   107 Muntman Drive, Winchester, IL 62694
Family Information:   Parents: John Henry and Iva Maude; Wife: Sarah Jane; Children: Steve, James.
Hometown:   Mendon, IL
Date Entered Service:   December 13, 1942
Service Number:   16186010
Bomb Group:   40th Bomb Group
Squadron:   45th Bomb Squadron
Location of Unit:   Pratt, KS; 1943
Missions Flown:    
Hump Missions Flown:    
Awards/Decorations:   Presidential Unit Citation, Burma-India-China Offensive, 5 Bronze Service Stars, Central Burma Campaign, Air Offensive Japan, Western Pacific Campaign, Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon, American Theater Ribbon, WWII Victory Medal, 3 Service Bars, Good Conduct Medal
Service Schools Attended:   AAFID -- New Orleans 1943; OTSS -- Willow Run, MI 1943; Factory Air Frame 1943
Military Specialty(ies):   MOS 747-Airplane and Engine Mechanic,
Rank Upon Discharge:   Sgt.
Crew Type:   Ground crew
Airplane Serial No.& Name:   Was with lead plane from Tinian - 42-6276 Black Magic. Was on three B-29s -- 2 shot down.
Were you a POW?   No
Were you interned?   No
Date Transferred from the 58th:    
Date Discharged from the 58th:   November 27, 1945
Post-WWII Military Service:   None
Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):
Went back to school, got my degree, sold insurance, went into farming, coached Little League, and did church work.
Thoughts on the 58th Bomb Wing:
I am proud to have experienced a small part of the best of the best -- wonderful men -- friends for life. I'm ready to do it again, if needed.


Warren Priepot
Warren Priepot


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