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George Fanandakis

 

George Fanandakis, WWII

 

Recent Address:

5710 E. Tropicana Ave., #2147, Las Vegas, NV 89122

Email:

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Family Information:

Parents: Nicholas and Katina; Wife: Helen; Children: Frances, Nicholas

Hometown:

Boston, MA

Date Entered Service:

September 21, 1942

Service Number:

11067226

Bomb Group:

40th

Squadron:

25th

Location of Unit:

India (December, 1944)

Missions Flown:

18

Hump Missions Flown:

1

Targets:

 

Awards/Decorations:

Air Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster,Asiatic-Pacific Service Medal with 4 Bronze Battle Stars,Presidential Unit Citation,Aerial Gunners BadgeIndia-China Campaign,Air Offensive Japan,Central Burma Campaign

Service Schools Attended:

AAFFGS Aerial Gunner/Tyndall Field, FL May 1944; Aircraft Maintenance Mechanic/Carlsbad AAF Feb 1943; 17th Coll. Train. Detach.(Air Crew)/Birmingham, AL Jan 1944

Military Specialty(ies):

MOS 2867-Radar Observer Mechanic Bombardment

Rank Upon Discharge:

Sgt

Crew Type:

Flight crew

Airplane Serial No.& Name:

 

Were you a POW?

No

Were you interned?

No

Date Transferred from the 58th:

October 12, 1945

Date Discharged from the 58th:

October 22, 1945

Post-WWII Military Service:

Called to active duty Sept. 18, 1950. Released from active duty on Sept. 17, 1951.

Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):

Restaurant Business. United States Post Office.

Thoughts on the 58th Bomb Wing:

I got to travel around the world, leaving the United States on the East Coast and returning on the West Coast. Interesting stops in between.

Comments:

Made many good friends since joining in the 58th Bomb Wing and the 40th Bomb Group.

 

George Fanandakis with President Ronald Reagan

 


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