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Arthur J.Veik
 
Arthur Veik in uniform
Arthur Veik in uniform
 
Recent Address:   306 Third Avenue, Humphrey, NE 68642
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Family Information:   Parents: Louis and Cecilia; Wife: Thelma; Children: Dick, Tom and Randy
Hometown:   Humphrey, NE
Date Entered Service:   December 28, 1941
Service Number:   17038141
Bomb Group:   462nd Bomb Group
Squadron:   770th Bomb Squadron
Location of Unit:   Walker AFB, KS; September 1944
Missions Flown:   35
Hump Missions Flown:   11
Targets:   Nagasaki, Anshan, Mukden, Formosa, Singapore, Georgetown, Bangkok, Tokyo, Yokohama, Nagoya, Okayama, Kobe, Osaka, Omura, Rangoon, Sasebo
Awards/Decorations:   Purple Heart, Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, 7 Battle Stars, China-Burma-India Award, Chinese War Memorial Medal, Presidential Unit Citation with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters
Service Schools Attended:   Aircraft Mechanics Dec 1941; Aircraft Engine Mecahnic Sep 1942; Remote Fire Control Sep 1943
Military Specialty(ies):   MOS 684-Airplane Power Plant Mechanic, MOS 611-Aerial Gunner
Rank Upon Discharge:   Staff Sergeant
Crew Type:   Flight crew
Airplane Serial No.& Name:   42-24484 Our Gal, 42-63502 Long John Silver, 42-6270 Case Ace
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):
Aircraft Engine Overhaul at Kelly Field, TX & Tinker Field, OK; Statistical Quality Control (armaments & electronics); Field Service Representative for J33 Jet Engines; Accountant for Ford Motor Dealer; Rural Mail Carrier for U.S. Postal Service
 
Thoughts on the 58th Bomb Wing:
I am proud to be a member of the 58th Bomb Wing. I don't know of a finer group of young men that can be found anywhere. We were given the task to help in the defeat of the Japanese Empire so that all Americans can continue to enjoy the many freedoms that we have. Friendships were quickly formed and too often lost.
 
Comments:
Mr. Veik passed away on November 10, 2011. He is interred at St. Francis Cemetery, Humphrey, NE.

 

Arthur Veik
Arthur Veik

 


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