New England Air Museum
Rudy Leslie Thompson
Recent Address:   6600 Kent Drive, North, St. Petersburg, FL 33702
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Family Information:   Wife: Winona; Children: John, Dennis, Connie
Hometown:   Wittenburg, WI
Date Entered Service:   Nov 9, 1939
Service Number:   6917884/ 0889286
Bomb Group:   462nd
Squadron:   770th
Location of Unit:   Walker AFB, KS; 1944
Missions Flown:   35
Hump Missions Flown:   7
Awards/Decorations:   Air Medal with 3 Clusters, Distinguished Flying Cross, Distinguished Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon with 4 Bronze Stars
Service Schools Attended:   Aircraft and Engine Mechanics School 1940-41; B-29 Flight Engineer School November 1943;
Military Specialty(ies):   Airplane Mechanic, Flight Engineer
Rank Upon Discharge:   1st Lt.
Crew Type:   Flight crew
Airplane Serial No.& Name:   42-6256 Ramp Tramp, 42-24801 Phony Express, 42-24904 Ramp Tramp II
Were you a POW?   No
Were you interned?   No
Date Transferred from the 58th:    
Date Discharged from the 58th:    
Post-WWII Military Service:    
Comments:   Mr. Thompson passed away December 8, 2010 and is buried at Bay Pines National Cemetery, Bay Pines, FL.


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