New England Air Museum
Wayne E. Redd
 
Recent Address:   121 Ideal Road, Senecaville, OH 43780-9450
 
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Family Information:    
 
Hometown:   Lore City, Ohio
 
Date Entered Service:   Jan 18, 1943
 
Service Number:   35599267
 
Bomb Group:   40th Bomb Group/ 11th Photo Lab
 
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Location of Unit:   Pratt, Kansas
 
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Hump Missions Flown:    
 
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Awards/Decorations:   Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon, with 5 Bronze Stars
 
Service Schools Attended:    
 
Military Specialty(ies):   405 Clerk Typist, 945 Photo Lab Technician
 
Rank Upon Discharge:   Corporal
 
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Were you a POW?   No
 
Were you interned?   No
 
Date Transferred from the 58th:    
 
Date Discharged from the 58th:   November 15, 1945
 
Post-WWII Military Service:    
 
Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):
Worked at Timpken Bearing in Canton. Turned down deferment.
 
Thoughts on the 58th Bomb Wing:
Since Japan attacked the US, I felt it was my duty to do what needed downe and am proud to say the 58th filled my life in my life travel, education, cooperation and victory.
 
Comments:
I attended our last 40th Bomb Wing Reunion in New Orleans when they brought "Fi Fi" in. The base commander was standing next to me, "Fi Fi" was going slow and he said "After they get down I'll show you the planes of today!" He sent some over, you could just hear them and away they went. And here was the B-29 of our early life and fast jets of today. What a change!

 


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