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Roland Robert Tesno
Roland Tesno, Darjeeling, India 1945
Roland Tesno, Darjeeling, India 1945
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Family Information:    
Hometown:   Ashland, PA
Date Entered Service:   August 16, 1940
Service Number:   13005365/ O-863469
Bomb Group:   468th Bomb Group
Squadron:   792nd Bomb Squadron
Location of Unit:   Kharagpur, India; September 1944
Missions Flown:   25
Hump Missions Flown:   10
Targets:   Anshan, Okayama (2), Rangoon (3), search mission, Omura (2), Singapore (recon), Mukden, Bangkok, Keelung, Hengyang, Singapore (2), Kuala Lumpur (2), Shanghai, Kobe, Nagoya (2), Tokyo, Yokohama, Osaka (4), Tomioka, Toyohashi, Kure (2).
Awards/Decorations:   Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal, American Defense Ribbon, Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon with 5 Battle Stars, WWII Victory Medal
Service Schools Attended:   AFTS Yale University--New Haven, CT ; AAF Philco--Philadelphia, PA ; AFTS-- Boca Raton, FL
Military Specialty(ies):   AFTS Instructor, MOS 7888-Radar Observer, RCM
Rank Upon Discharge:   1st Lt.
Crew Type:   Flight crew / Ground crew
Airplane Serial No.& Name:   42-24471 Chat'nooga Choo Choo, others
Were you a POW?   No
Were you interned?   No
Date Transferred from the 58th:   August 17, 1945
Date Discharged from the 58th:   November 15, 1945
Post-WWII Military Service:    
Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):
Electronics Engineer, Director of Engineering, Senior Corp. VP. Designed consumer products; TV, radio and support products.
Thoughts on the 58th Bomb Wing:
There certainly is a feeling of accomplishment. In a small way we contributed to success in a difficult venture. The importance of teamwork. The confidence that we had in each other and the equipment.
Mr. Tesno passed away May 17, 2008 at Mechanicsburg, PA.


Roland Tesno, c.2004
Roland Tesno, c.2004


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