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Claude Forrest Frey


C. Forrest Frey, crew chief, Fast Company

Recent Address:

118 Glendon Way, Petaluma, CA 94952

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Family Information:

Parents: Claude C. and Elsie A.; Wife: Laura; Siblings: Charles, Elizabeth, Harvey; Children: Dolores, Marian

Hometown:

Petaluma, CA

Date Entered Service:

September 15, 1942

Service Number:

39102498

Bomb Group:

468th

Squadron:

792nd

Location of Unit:

Smoky Hill AFB, Salina, KS (1943)

Missions Flown:

 

Hump Missions Flown:

22

Targets:

Anshan, Omura, Yawata, Nagasaki, Sasebo, Nagoya, Osaka, Kobe

Awards/Decorations:

Meritorious Service,Central Burma Campaign with Bronze Service Star,Commendation August 18, 1945 (Col. Edmunson)Air Medal 1944

Service Schools Attended:

Shephard Field, Texas A&M Sep 1942 - 43; Boeing Aircraft Mechanic, Seattle, WA 1943; Boeing Aircraft Factory, Wichita, KS 1943

Military Specialty(ies):

Tail Gunner

Rank Upon Discharge:

T/Sgt

Crew Type:

Flight crew / Ground crew

Airplane Serial No.& Name:

42-6271 "Hellin' Helen"--bailed out over Himalaya Mts. 15,000 ft--June 7, 1944. Assigned as Crew Chief of 42-24691 Fast Company in 1945 India and Tinian--brought back airplane to USA 1945.

Were you a POW?

No

Were you interned?

No

Date Transferred from the 58th:

 

Date Discharged from the 58th:

 

Post-WWII Military Service:

 

Comments:

Additional info available in 58th Bomb Wing office.

Mr. Frey passed away April 22, 2011

 


On Tinian

 


C. Forrest Frey, 2002

 


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