New England Air Museum
Almon W. Conrath

 

Recent Address:

6906 N. Stalworth Dr. Apt 422, Peoria, IL 61615-8904

Email:

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Family Information:

Parents: Almon and Emily; Wife: Doris; Son: Almon E.; Daughters: Sue and Heidi

Hometown:

Indianapolis, IN

Date Entered Service:

June 10, 1942

Service Number:

35356840, O-860422

Bomb Group:

40th

Squadron:

395th

Location of Unit:

Pratt, KS (October, 1943)

Missions Flown:

1 1/2 (shot down on mission #2 over Yawata, Japan August 20 1944)

Hump Missions Flown:

12

Targets:

Yawata

Awards/Decorations:

Distinguished Unit Citation (2), Central Burma Campaign, Western Pacific Campaign, Burma-India-China Offensive, China Offensive Campaign

Service Schools Attended:

A/C Ground Maintenance Engineer Sch. Yale Univ. Oct 1942-Apr 1943; Boeing Flight Engineer School, Seattle, WA Apr 1943-Jul 1943

Military Specialty(ies):

MOS 1028-Aircraft Observer, Flight Engineer (VHB), Industrial Engineer

Rank Upon Discharge:

Captain

Crew Type:

Flight crew

Airplane Serial No.& Name:

42-6291 (no name), 42-93829 Cait Paornat (Gaelic for St. Catherine - Mrs McGlinn's name was Catherine)

Were you a POW?

Yes

If so, where?

Siberia, Russia

Were you interned?

Yes

If so, where?

Siberia, Russia

Date Transferred from the 58th:

August 20, 1944

Date Discharged from the 58th:

1952

Post-WWII Military Service:

Recalled for service during Korean War

Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):

Field Engineer -- Cincinnati Milacron (Machine Tools), 1955 through 1983

Thoughts on the 58th Bomb Wing:

Made great friends and buddies.

Comments:

Mr. Conrath passed away November 18, 2009 in Peoria, IL.  He is interred at Arlington National Cemetery.

 


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