New England Air Museum
James L. Edmonson

 

James Edmonson, WWII

 

Recent Address:

214 E. 22nd Street, Merced, CA 95340

Email:

 

Family Information:

Parents: James and Ollie; Wife: Lucile; Children: Eric, Marty

Hometown:

Templeton, CA

Date Entered Service:

June 21, 1942

Service Number:

0863893, FR39114 (Reg. AF)

Bomb Group:

444th

Squadron:

676th

Location of Unit:

 

Missions Flown:

35

Hump Missions Flown:

Many

Targets:

Tokyo, Yokohama, Kure, Palembang

Awards/Decorations:

Distinguished Flying Cross (2),Air Medal (3),Citation (2),Commendation (1964) PACAF,Commendation (1968) USAF

Service Schools Attended:

Basic Training Jan-Mar 1943; Yale Cadet Mar-Jul 1943; Radar Training Jul-Oct 1943

Military Specialty(ies):

MOS 0141-Radar Officer, E3016 - Lead Crew (B-29)

Rank Upon Discharge:

1st Lt./Lt. Col. (Ret.)

Crew Type:

Flight crew

Airplane Serial No.& Name:

42-6423 Urgin' Virgin

Were you a POW?

No

Were you interned?

No

Date Transferred from the 58th:

March, 1944

Date Discharged from the 58th:

September, 1968 (Ret.)

Post-WWII Military Service:

Recalled Sept. 1950. McCord AFB Sept. 1950-Feb. 1951; ROTC Instructor, Washington State University, Pullman, WA 1951-54; Asyhia, Japan, 1954-57; Ballistic Missiles 1958-61. Retired as Lt. Colonel in 1968.

Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):

Educator; Vice President Merced Community College, Merced, CA.

Comments:

Mr. Edmonson passed away November 25, 2007 and is buried at San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery in Santa Nella Village, CA.

 

James Edmonson and plane

 


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