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David William Fox


David Fox, 1944


Recent Address:

P. O. Box 6296, Great Falls, MT 59406



Family Information:

Father born in 1876, mother born in 1898. Eight children, 7 boys, l girl. Four boys served during WWII -- 3 Marines -- myself the one AAF. The youngest served in the USAF during Korean War.


Great Falls, MT

Date Entered Service:

April, 1942

Service Number:


Bomb Group:



793rd and 794th

Location of Unit:

Salina, Kansas (January, 1944)

Missions Flown:


Hump Missions Flown:

Flew the Hump 10 to 20 times to support aircraft.





Service Schools Attended:

Aircraft Mechanic, Amarillo, TX Apr 1943; B-17 Boeing Factory School, Seattle, WA Nov 1943;

Military Specialty(ies):

MOS 747-Airplane and Engine Mechanic

Rank Upon Discharge:


Crew Type:

Ground crew

Airplane Serial No.& Name:

42-24691 Fast Company,42-24525 Mary K,42-6368 Calamity Sue

Were you a POW?


Were you interned?


Date Transferred from the 58th:

End of war

Date Discharged from the 58th:

November, 1944

Post-WWII Military Service:

My final military service for basic pay was 37 years, 1 month, 22 days. I retired on my 60th birthday, March 6, 1981 as Lt. Col. Montana ANG Federal Technician, 30 years.

Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):


Thoughts on the 58th Bomb Wing:

The best investment I made in life. I enjoyed it. I was recalled for Korean War, served two years.


Mr. Fox passed away September 26, 2004 and is buried at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Great Falls MT.


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