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Homer G. Dickenson

 

Homer Dickenson in India

 

Recent Address:

3901 Watt, Waco, TX 76710

Email:

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Family Information:

Parents: C.T. and Nancy; Wife: Margaret; Children: Glen and Dale.

Hometown:

Waco, TX

Date Entered Service:

August 28, 1942

Service Number:

38221424, 0547148

Bomb Group:

444th

Squadron:

678th

Location of Unit:

Great Bend, KS (September, 1943)

Missions Flown:

17

Hump Missions Flown:

20 round-trip

Targets:

Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Yawata, Mukden, Formosa, Omura, Nagasaki, Saigon

Awards/Decorations:

Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with 4 Oak Leak Clusters (2 large and 2 small) Asiatic-Pacific Service Medal, Presidential Unit Citation

Service Schools Attended:

Electrical Specialist -- Chanute Field, IL ; B-29 Airplane Mechanics -- Seattle, WA ; Flight Engineer School -- Salina, KS

Military Specialty(ies):

MOS 1028-Aircraft Observer, Flight Engineer (VHB)

Rank Upon Discharge:

1st Lt.

Crew Type:

Flight crew

Airplane Serial No.& Name:

42-6262 Round Trip Ticket, The Avenger

Were you a POW?

No

Were you interned?

No

Date Transferred from the 58th:

April, 1945

Date Discharged from the 58th:

October 26, 1945

Post-WWII Military Service:

 

Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):

50 years as Wholesale Hardware Salesman

Thoughts on the 58th Bomb Wing:

Thank the Lord -- Good Crew -- Good Airplane

Comments:

The history of ROUND TRIP TICKET one of the first group of B-29's to fly over Japan: 37 Hump crossings; 12 completed missions -- approximately 800 hours. Lost on 13th mission, December 7, 1944.

Major Barnes and crew were flying the plane on that day while the original crew were flying another plane. Target Mukden, Manchuria. Oldest combat ship in group at the time lost.

Major Blackwell, Original Pilot; Lt. Homer Dickenson , Flight Engineer; Co-Pilot Gourley; Navigator Backmann.

 


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