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N 41d 56' 512" W 72d 41' 36"  
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James C. Walmsley
 
Jim Walmsley -- India, 1944
Jim Walmsley -- India, 1944
 
Recent Address:   4123 Southern Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21206
 
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Family Information:    
 
Hometown:   Baltimore, MD
 
Date Entered Service:   March 31, 1942
 
Service Number:   0862810
 
Bomb Group:   462nd
 
Squadron:   769th
 
Location of Unit:   Victoria KS; Feb 1944
 
Missions Flown:   17 combat
 
Hump Missions Flown:   13

 

 
Targets:   Bangkok, Yawata, Manchuria, Palembang, Formosa, Rangoon, Omura, Hankow
 
Awards/Decorations:   Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster, Asiatic-Pacific Service Medal, Distinguished Unit Badge, Chinese War Memorial Medal.
 
Service Schools Attended:    
 
Military Specialty(ies):   MOS 0142-Radar Observer, Bombardment
 
Rank Upon Discharge:   1st Lt.
 
Crew Type:   Flight crew
 
Airplane Serial No.& Name:   Hoodlum House, 42-24475 Hoodlum House II
 
Were you a POW?   No
 
Were you interned?   No
 
Date Transferred from the 58th:   March, 1945
 
Date Discharged from the 58th:   October, 1945
 
Post-WWII Military Service:   None
 
Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):
Radio, TV, Electronics-- Sales, Service & Parts Distribution; Real Estate Agent
 
Thoughts on the 58th Bomb Wing:
It is satisfying to look back and appreciate taking part in the development of the B-29 aircraft in the war against Japan. Part of this experience was participating in one of the longest bombing missions of the war -- the mission from Ceylon (Sri Lanka) to Sumatra which covered 3,760 miles and took 19 hours.
 
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Jim Walmsley -- New Orleans, LA, 1994 at 58th Bomb Wing Reunion
Jim Walmsley -- New Orleans, LA, 1994 at 58th Bomb Wing Reunion

 


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