New England Air Museum
Louis D. Larker
Recent Address:   111 Ivy Brook Lane, Fairfield Glade, TN 38558
Family Information:   Parents: Joseph and Mary; Wife: Julia; Children: Donna, Peggy, Mary, Frances
Hometown:   Lincoln Park, MI
Date Entered Service:   February 29 1944
Service Number:   36467227
Bomb Group:   468th
Squadron:   793rd
Location of Unit:   Tinian - July 11 1945
Missions Flown:   2 from Tinian
Hump Missions Flown:    
Targets:   Saga, Marcus Island, Fukuyama, Hikari.
Awards/Decorations:   WWII Victory Medal, American Theater Ribbon, Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon with 3 Bronze Battle Stars, Overseas Service Bar, Good Conduct Medal, Distinguished Unit Badge, Eastern Mandates, Western Pacific Campaign, Air Offensive Japan
Service Schools Attended:   Gunnery School March-June 1944
Military Specialty(ies):   MOS 1685-Airplane Electrical Mechanic-Gunner
Rank Upon Discharge:   Sergeant
Crew Type:   Flight crew
Airplane Serial No.& Name:    
Were you a POW?   No
Were you interned?   No
Date Transferred from the 58th:    
Date Discharged from the 58th:    
Post-WWII Military Service:    
Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):
He devoted 38 years to Ford Motor Company as a purchasing agent.

He was a member of St. Francis Catholic Church in Fairfield Glade and a 4th degree member of the Knights of Columbus. In his lifetime he loved baseball, was an avid golfer and traveled with his wife.
Thoughts on the 58th Bomb Wing:
Total camaraderie
Mr. Larker passed away August 28, 2010.


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