New England Air Museum
Asa Joe Foreman

 

Recent Address:

P. O. Box 253, Iowa, LA 70647-0253

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Family Information:

Parents: Asa and Francis; Wife: Lucille; Children: Eude, Anne, Patsy, Paul, Richard, Michael, Bruce

Hometown:

Iowa, LA

Date Entered Service:

September 19, 1942

Service Number:

18156742

Bomb Group:

468th

Squadron:

792nd and 794th

Location of Unit:

Tucson/Great Bend/Salina

Missions Flown:

 

Hump Missions Flown:

1

Targets:

 

Awards/Decorations:

Palembang, Sumatra Air Offensive, Air Offensive Japan, China Campaign, Eastern Mandates, Central Burma Campaign, India-Burma Campaign, Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon with 1 Silver and 1 Bronze Star,
Good Conduct Medal, Philippine Liberation Ribbon, Distinguished Unit Badge, Overseas Service Bars, AAF Tech Badge with Sheet Metal Bar

Service Schools Attended:

Chanute Field November 1942

Military Specialty(ies):

MOS 201-Sheet Metal Worker, MOS 684-Airplane Power Plant Mechanic

Rank Upon Discharge:

S/Sgt

Crew Type:

Ground crew

Airplane Serial No.& Name:

 

Were you a POW?

No

Were you interned?

No

Date Transferred from the 58th:

October 16, 1945

Date Discharged from the 58th:

October 25, 1945

Post-WWII Military Service:

 

Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):

High School Head Coach -- 17 years High School Principal -- 17 years

Thoughts on the 58th Bomb Wing:

I went in as a youngster and came out an adult. My service in the 58th took me around the world to many countries and places I never dreamed of going. I flew the Hump, went to India, China, Australia, the Marianas Islands, Africa, Suez Canal and many other places of interest.   I cherish the many friendships I made. I appreciate my contacts with other cultures and the different environments we had to live in.

I am very proud to have had the opportunity to serve in the 58th, the very best wing and the 468th "Billy Mitchell Group," the outstanding Group in the war against Japan.  I look forward to our reunions. I've attended the last 23 renewing friendships and meeting new friends.

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