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Robert O'Brien
Robert O'Brien, WWII
Robert O'Brien, WWII
Recent Address:   4 Locust Lane, Clifton Park, NY 12065
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Family Information:   Parents: Daniel and Sarah; Sibling: Margie Krachenfels
Hometown:   Bronx, NY
Date Entered Service:   November 1944
Service Number:   42057170
Bomb Group:   462nd Bomb Group
Location of Unit:   CBI; November 1944
Missions Flown:   36
Hump Missions Flown:   6-10
Targets:   Singapore, Manchuria, Kobe, etc
Awards/Decorations:   Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters, Distinguished Unit Citation with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal with 4 Bronze Battle Stars
Service Schools Attended:   Gunnery ; Radar
Military Specialty(ies):   MOS 866-Radar Observer, MOS 611-Aerial Gunner
Rank Upon Discharge:   S/Sgt.
Crew Type:   Flight crew
Airplane Serial No.& Name:   42-24506 Untouchable, others.
Were you a POW?   No
Were you interned?   No
Date Transferred from the 58th:    
Date Discharged from the 58th:   December 1945
Post-WWII Military Service:    
Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):
Thoughts on the 58th Bomb Wing:
Loss of friends. Adventure. Travel.
Crew members: Howard Bonjour - Left Gunner, Ray Harris - Navigator, Robert O'Brien - Radar Operator, Arvin Rivers - Engineer, Calvin Routh - Bombardier, James Sewell - Right Gunner, Richard Stacy - Co-Pilot.


Robert O'Brien as Honor Guard, 2004
Robert O'Brien as Honor Guard, 2004


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