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Dwight Oliver King

 

Dwight King - 1945
Dwight King - 1945
 

 

Recent Address:   1800 Park Newport 203, Newport Beach, CA 92660
 
Email:    
 
Family Information:   Parents: Mr. & Mrs. Dwight King; Children: Gary, Clark
 
Hometown:   Los Angeles, CA
 
Date Entered Service:   October, 1942
 
Service Number:   O-889847
 
Bomb Group:   468th
 
Squadron:   792nd
 
Location of Unit:   Kharagpur, India - October 1944
 
Missions Flown:   28
 
Hump Missions Flown:   4
 
Targets:   Too many to name
 
Awards/Decorations:   Air Medal, Distinguished Flying Cross, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WWII Victory Medal, Presidential Unit Citation
 
Service Schools Attended:   Gunnery School - Kingman, AZ Dec 1943; Bombardier School - Deming, NM Feb 1944; Radar School - Boca Raton, FL Jun 1944
 
Military Specialty(ies):   MOS 1036 - Navigator - Bombardier
 
Rank Upon Discharge:   1st Lieutenant
 
Crew Type:   Flight crew
 
Airplane Serial No.& Name:   42-65227 Lady Be Good
 
Were you a POW?   No
 
Were you interned?   No
 
Date Transferred from the 58th:   November, 1945
 
Date Discharged from the 58th:   November, 1956
 
Post-WWII Military Service:   Reserve -- Norton AFB California
 
Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):
Advertising & Business Manager -- Newspapers
 
Comments:
Mr. King passed away July 3, 2006 at Murrieta, CA and is buried at Pacific View Memorial Park, Corona del Mar, CA.

 


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