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Eual Beasley

Eual Beasley, India, 1944

Recent Address:

505 S. Pontiac Ave., Dothan, AL 36301-2209



Family Information:

Parents: Lester and Annie, Wife: Bonnie Beasley, Child: Marla


Anniston, AL

Date Entered Service:

February 19, 1943

Service Number:


Bomb Group:




Location of Unit:

Pratt, KS (January, 1944)

Missions Flown:


Hump Missions Flown:





American Theater Ribbon, Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon with 5 Bronze Stars, Good Conduct Medal, WWII Victory Medal, Distinguished Unit Badge

Service Schools Attended:

AP and Eng. Mech. - Amarillo, TX 1943;
B-17 Fact. School - Douglas Fact. Long Beach, CA 1943

Military Specialty(ies):

MOS 747-Airplane and Engine Mechanic

Rank Upon Discharge:


Crew Type:

Ground crew

Airplane Serial No.& Name:

42-6313 Ding How

Were you a POW?


Were you interned?


Date Transferred from the 58th:

November 1, 1945

Date Discharged from the 58th:

November 15, 1945

Post-WWII Military Service:


Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):

Five years watch repairing.

Thirty five years with Hayes Int. Corp as a Supervisor of Quality overhauling and repairing Govt. and commercial aircraft.

Retired in 1988.

Thoughts on the 58th Bomb Wing:

As a young man just out of high school I will always remember how I was helped by the older men in service such as Matt Sarich my crew chief. In the two years with the 40th I still have fond memories of the people I worked with even in the good times as well as the sad times we had together.


Mr. Beasley passed away July 23, 2005 and is buried at Oak Ridge Cemetery, Pell City, AL.


Eual Beasley with replica of "Ding How"


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