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Wilbert D. "Will" Shockley
Capt. Wilbert D. "Will" Shockley
Capt. Wilbert D. "Will" Shockley
Recent Address:
Family Information: Son of Charley Dee Shockley and Kristina Klingman Shockley of Kokomo, Indiana, b. August 29, 1919. One son, William B. Shockley of Tinton Falls, NJ
Hometown: Crawfordsville, IN
Date Entered Service:
Service Number:
Bomb Group: 40th Bomb Group
Squadron: 44th Bomb Squadron
Location of Unit: Tinian, West Field; June-October 1945
Missions Flown: 15 combat, 4 super dumbo, 3 photo, weather, Peace Signing, POW supplies, search & rescue
Hump Missions Flown:
Targets: Kashumiguara, Osaka, Omuta, Toyohashi, Kagamigahara, Okayama, Kure, Takamatsu, Namazu, Matsukyaka, Hachiogi, Yawata, Tsu, Hikari.
Awards/Decorations: Air Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster
Service Schools Attended:
Military Specialty(ies): MOS 1024-Pilot, Four-Engine Aircraft
Rank Upon Discharge: WWII - Captain/Korean War - Major
Crew Type: Flight crew
Airplane Serial No.& Name: Aircraft Commander of 44-61848 (unnamed)
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):
Mechanical engineer, machinery sales.
Thoughts on the 58th Bomb Wing:
As reported by one of Captain Shockley's crew members, Willard Croft, he used to say this on the way back from each mission: " We were working for the government, now we are working for ourselves, let's go home (to Tinian)"

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